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How Much Jesus Is Okay for Public School?

How Much Jesus Is Okay for Public School?

There seems to be some disparity lately among policies on just how much “Jesus” is appropriate in public school activities. 

This week, the New York Times reported on a Florida high school’s groundbreaking athiest club, where students come together to “stand up for lack of faith.”

At the same time, students in Minnesota are suing their public school district over the right to launch an “All Life is Valuable” club, which students say will focus on their faith beliefs such as abstinence and pro-life values.

Recently in Los Angeles, a fifth grader was told by his elementary school that he could not perform his chosen talent show song because it contained “too much Jesus” (after a lawsuit was filed by the student, the school district later changed its mind and apparently found the song to have an acceptable amount of Jesus).

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2:33PM PDT on Sep 29, 2012

bob m? Send your child to religious school and keep your religion out of my child's life.

Seems fair to me.

2:32PM PDT on Sep 29, 2012

That's easy.

NONE!

2:21AM PDT on Apr 20, 2011

O, religion. The bane of the world !
Just look how much damage through history religion has wrought.
There is no place in a PUBLIC school for religion.

10:50PM PDT on Apr 19, 2011

Happy Easter!!!

8:59PM PDT on Apr 16, 2011

Religions belongs in homes, hearts and houses of worship, not in public schools. Everyone is welcome to their beliefs but public school is not the proper forum.

6:08AM PDT on Apr 16, 2011

Old Mother Goose,
When she wanted to wander,
Would ride through the air
On a very fine gander.
Jack's mother came in,
And caught the goose soon,
And mounting its back,
Flew up to the moon.

4:31AM PDT on Apr 16, 2011

Religion should not be imposed, but these cases are all about students expressing themselves. The problem is not really about Christians who very rarely get censored. If you accept religious expression, it should be clear that ALL religions will be equally acceptable. Those who are the first to shout censorship when a Jesus song is questioned, are often the same ones who would complain about a song in adulation of Goddess, Mohammed, the Koran, the Green Man, Wabun ... No child should sit in the back of the class thinking they could not express their beliefs when another is being allowed to do so.

10:25AM PDT on Apr 15, 2011

Religion being taught in a historical context is fine - from a worship context - NO.

11:10PM PDT on Apr 14, 2011

How much?...100%

8:08PM PDT on Apr 14, 2011

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