Keep Religion in Schools

RELIGIONES

I’m a HUGE supporter of the separation of church and state. Huge.

But as a public school teacher, that doesn’t mean I can’t teach about religion. It just means I can’t tell my students that one or any religion is the RIGHT religion.

As a high school American literature teacher, it is absolutely impossible for me to teach any of the books in my curriculum without my students having some working knowledge of the Bible.… [Read more]

When Hell Freezes Over

When Hell Freezes Over.

Have you read about Sarah Palin‘s call for the United States of America to have a “Come to Jesus Moment“?

Yes, indeedy, she really did say this when interviewed by William Kristol‘s rabid neocon rag, The Weekly Standard. Yes, yes, we know that she was just using a religious simile, and that she wasn’t actually advocating that we should turn our country into a theocracy, but it’s still disturbing to those of us who rely upon the separation of church and state, as guaranteed by our Constitution.… [Read more]

Santorum’s Missing Link

Evolution Steps (Missing Link)

What’s going on with the latest “Not Mitt” candidate and his educational plan? Last week Santorum made quite a name for himself by senselessly calling the President a snob for wanting more American’s to reach for higher education. WHAT?? Okaaaay…If opportunity is bad, what other brilliant ideas does Santorum have?

According to his website, Santorum says “Education is the responsibility of parents, local schools (public and private), and states in that order.” He has said recently that “the idea that the federal government should be running schools, frankly much less that the state government should be running schools, is anachronistic.” So he is against government spending on education, right?… [Read more]

Understanding the Separation of Church and State

Cross Streets of Church and State

There has been a lot of noise in the media and the campaign trails lately about the separation of church and state. Many different things are being said and not much of it is correct.

Let’s examine what “separation of church and state” really means as it applies to United States law, because that’s what it is.… [Read more]