NYC City Council Rebukes Secularist Fundamentalism
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  • Jim Luebke

    “The city’s Board of Education has said that “impressionable” children
    might be confused if they saw a religious service happening at their
    school.”

    What about the impression that is made on children, when religious organizations are singled out for exclusion based on overzealous secularism?

    I’m impressed by the NYC city council’s guts to take a stand here. They’re going to take a lot of flak for this. We’ll see how it goes.

  • ljgude

    Well, on the other hand, the next thing you know they may be required to allow the teaching of Holy War in the schools to avoid discrimination suits.

    • Jim Luebke

      So reduce the limitations on their being proselytized by a religion demonstrated not only to be compatible with modernization, but demonstrated to be a driver of modernization as well — Christianity.

  • rheddles

    “It seems clear to us that the Founders did not intend the First
    Amendment to deny churches the right to pay money to rent public
    school properties.”

    Well, yeah. Because there were NO public school properties at the time of the Founding. The churches provided the property and ran the schools. Maybe changing that was the mistake. Religious organizations should be kept out of public property for exactly the reason identified by Ijgude.

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