Atheists claim to be outraged over every religion, but really the only religion they care about exterminating is Christianity. A teacher can teach Islam and have the students recite and write the five pillars of Islam, including saying, “There is no god but Allah, and Muhammad is his prophet.” That’s just teaching students about various cultures around the world.
Now, if the teacher had the students learn the Ten Commandments, that would be “proselytizing,” and Atheists would be angered and would file a lawsuit against the teacher and the school for gross Constitutional violations. They’d bring up the Establishment Clause in the 1st Amendment, and they’d conveniently not quote the 1st Amendment. They’d know that nowhere in the 1st Amendment is there a prohibition on schoolteachers’ expressing their religious views.
The latest outrageous, scandalous incident happened in Texas. The schoolteacher apparently kept a cross on one of the shelves. If that wasn’t bad enough, a student alleges that the teacher said that no one was perfect except “our Lord.” (Gasp!!) One of the Atheist student’s parents complained to the American Humanist Association (AHA). Christian Today reported:
In its letter sent Thursday last week, AHA accused the teacher, identified only as Ms. Sanroman, of “proselytizing” inside the classroom.
“This kind of religious activity is of great concern to the atheist-humanist family in question, which expects public schools to educate children without attempts at religious indoctrination,” the group wrote in the letter. “Obviously, expressly promoting belief in ‘our Lord’ as the only perfect person, while simultaneously displaying a Christian cross, must be perceived as an endorsement of that religious view, especially when none others are made available.”
The AHA has given school officials seven days to respond to its complaint, telling them to acknowledge the “errors” and assure “that they will be corrected.”
“The Establishment Clause demands religious neutrality from all government employees, including teachers, while on the job,” said David Niose, AHA legal director. “Non-Christian students and their families should not have to put up with Christian proselytizing in what should be a secular public school.”
Does the Establishment Clause “demand religious neutrality?” First of all, it says that Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion. Then, it says that Congress shall make no law prohibiting the free exercise thereof. The effect is that there is no official, Christian denomination in the United States, and that anyone and everyone is free to exercise Christianity, regardless of denomination. Somehow, the 1st Amendment has been twisted to mean that religion is actually prohibited from being exercised by anyone working for any government department.