A Florida school district is requiring its students to transcribe Bible verses, and they ignore religious bullying.
One religious parent actually complained to the Freedom From Religion Foundation. A teacher at Vernon High School was selling religious shirts. A football coach led its students in prayer, and they displayed a banner with a Bible verse on the field.
Superintendent Joseph Taylor said:
“What the letter was describing was actual boards that churches pay for to put their name on. Is that an endorsement of religion? Can you even be permitted to do those? Like I said, those are issues that we’re not really locally equipped to make a call on.”
The resident who complained said:
“I did not complain about these incidents at Vernon because I hate religion or God — quite the opposite. In this country, we have the freedom to practice any faith we choose or none at all.”
“The problem with religion in schools is that you run the risk of a Catholic teacher confusing Baptist students, or a Lutheran teacher confusing Mormon students, or a Buddhist teacher confusing Muslim students. Religion should be taught in church and in the home, not in the school.”
I’m glad to see a religious person standing up for those of us who are not religious. No student should have to deal with bullying because of their faith. Also, schools should not be promoting religion in any way.
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