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The following are headlines about schools that don’t know…
“The Big Secret”
The U.S. Dept. of Education Guidelines make it clear…
It’s OK for students to Pray in Public Schools!
* California Deputy Sheriff Visits Home of First-Grade Student to Warn Him Against Sharing His Faith with Classmates
* Sixth-Grade Student Prohibited from Mentioning Her Faith in “All About Me” Presentation
* New York Middle School Students Told to Turn Their T-Shirts Inside-out Because They Have Religious Symbols
Public Schools are not “God-Free Zones.” The courts have declared that students and teachers do not “shed their Constitutional rights to freedom of speech or expression at the schoolhouse gates …”
“Catholics For Freedom of Religion,” together with “Americans For Freedom of Religion,” have produced a 9 minute educational video titled: It’s OK to Pray.
You can see the video at www.youtube.com, type the words It’s OK to Pray in Public Schools in the search bar, and watch Long Island students explain denials of religious expression and act out protected rights to live their faith in public schools.
“A Bible and a newspaper in every house, a good school in every district … are the principle support of virtue, morality, and civil liberty.” Benjamin Franklin
12 Rules for Christmas
Free to Speak:
Our public schools are not “God-Free Zones”
America’s children need not leave their faith at the school house door.
For students to be silenced or disciplined by an authority figure, for appropriate religious expression should never happen. Sadly, young students may well conclude…
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At World Meeting of Families: Defending Freedom of Religion
Barbara Samuells, president of Catholics for Freedom of Religion and a parishioner at St. Matthew’s, Dix Hills, shares her experience at the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia.
Religious Freedom: Our First Amendment Right
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National Religious Freedom Day
Click here to view a video about National Religious Freedom Day 2014.