Friday, June 16, 2006
Check out this fascinating letter that I've found from an evangelical christian which eloquently puts the case for keeping religion out of public schools and events in America. If only we could use it to beat some sense in the powers-that-be in this country. Wouldn't it be better for our kids' sense of identity and self-esteem if schools stopped tying themselves in knots over how to cater to children's 'religious needs' and got on with the business of educating them? It is inevitable that christians in this country will become increasingly defensive and protective as more and more minority faiths are represented in school assemblies, just as it is inevitable that those from minority faiths will be offended each time they have to sit through collective worship which is 'wholly or mainly of a broadly Christian character'. Get the whole lot out of our schools!