A public school district PUNISHES its LBGT students by FORCING them to read the Bible.

A public school district is PUNISHING its LGBT students by FORCING them to read the Bible.

This is wrong on so many levels!

1. A public school district is wrong to punish LGBT students.

2. No public school district should be promoting any religion.

3. A religion’s scriptures should be a joy to read and ponder. Forcing people to read them totally destroys the value of scriptures. Such an authoritarian command paints religion as a punishment, so it is actually hurting religion.

4. The U.S. Constitution’s First Amendment guarantees freedom of religion.  Specifically, the Constitution prohibits government from imposing any religious pressure upon people.

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/5/20/1765586/-Theocracy-Alert-LGBT-students-forced-to-read-bible-as-punishment?detail=emaildkre

For more information about the Separation of Church and State, see www.au.org, the website of Americans United for the Separation of Church and State.

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Since the late 1960s Glen Anderson has devoted his life to working as a volunteer for peace, nonviolence, social justice, and progressive political issues. He has worked through many existing organizations and started several. Over the years he has worked especially for such wide-ranging goals as making peace with Vietnam, eliminating nuclear weapons, converting from a military economy to a peacetime economy, abolishing the death penalty, promoting nonviolence at all levels throughout society, and helping people organize and strategize for grassroots movements to solve many kinds of problems. He writes, speaks, and conducts training workshops on a wide variety of topics. Since 1987 he has produced and hosted a one-hour cable TV interview program on many kinds of issues. Since 2017 he has blogged at https://parallaxperspectives.org He lives in Lacey near Olympia WA. You can reach him at (360) 491-9093 glen@parallaxperspectives.org