“Unfortunately, there are powerful and well-funded interests who, with broad support in the academy and in media, have been working hard to associate our ‘first freedom’ (Freedom of Religion) with discrimination and prejudice.” Professor Richard Garnett, University of Notre Dame Law School
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
“… no one would be more zealous than myself to establish barriers against the horrors of spiritual tyranny, and every species of religious persecution.” George Washington
“Congress shall make no law respecting the establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; …” First Amendment to the Bill of Rights