"Judges: No Bible at Pa. kindergarten show and tell"The AP article also said the appeals court found a "significant difference" between identifying religious holidays and reading from scripture.
The Associated Press (June 1, 2009)
"...A U.S. court says a kindergartner's mother cannot read Scripture during show and tell, even if the Bible is the boy's favorite book...."
"...The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals says the school's decision does not violate First Amendment rights given the nonpublic nature of the classroom and the tender age of the children...."
In a way, I'm relieved that people are allowed to mention Christmas in that Pennsylvania school.
On the other hand, the article left out a critical bit of information. Are readings from the holy books of other religions also banned from kindergartens?
If so, this ruling makes a bit more sense. If readings from holy books other than those of the Jewish and Christian faiths are allowed - probably because they're "cultural" - we've got a 'more equal than others' situation here.
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(June 1, 2009)
- "The Right to Peaceful Assembly: As Long as the Government Approves"
(May 28, 2009)
- "Daniel Hauser and Chemo: Mother Submits to Court Demands"
(May 25, 2009)
- "Pro-Life? You May be a Dangerous Domestic Terrorist! MIAC Says So"
(March 23, 2009)
- "Stimulating Schools - But not Those Religious Ones"
(February 4, 2009)