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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pam w.
pam w.3 years ago

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

Seems fair to me.

pam w.
pam w.3 years ago

That's easy.


John R.
John R.4 years ago

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.

Anne-Marie V.
Anne-Marie Vogl4 years ago

Happy Easter!!!

LindaAWAY G.
Linda G.4 years ago

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.

Fred H.
Fred H.4 years ago

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.

Betsy M.
Betsy M.4 years ago

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.

Julie F.
Julie F.4 years ago

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

bob m.
bob m.4 years ago

How much?...100%

Lisa Zarafonetis
Lisa Zarafonetis4 years ago

Shared on Facebook!!! :)