If I remember my history correctly, the first schools in America were founded on religion. Later came the US Constitution, which I believe was written for the purpose of protecting the minorities. Then came the First Amendment of the US Constitution, in the Bill of Rights, Freedom of Religion which states that Congress will make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting its free exercise. Somewhere in there came Separation of Church and State, which in short I believe means that the church and the government will stay out of each other’s business. (Haha) Then in more recent years anything having to do with religion was taken out of the public schools and some public buildings. Examples are: Christmas vacation has now turned in to winter break, and there is no celebration of Christmas in the schools like there used to be. No Christmas carols, no decorations, nothing about the birth of Jesus Christ, no fabled Santa Clause, no joy and peace and good will to all, no nothing, as if Christmas did not exist. Our Pledge of Allegiance was taken away because it said “One nation under God”. What happened to teaching kids about patriotism? And Easter is not recognized in schools but rather called spring break. There is nothing remotely close in acknowledging the true meaning of Easter, or even the fabled Easter Bunny which has now become Baxter The Bunny. Prayer is disallowed in schools and frowned upon as offensive. I think New York Rabbi Marc Gellman said it all quite appropriately, “The noble cause of the separation of church and state is trivialized, by such an overzealous pursuit of “neutrality”. He encourages people to celebrate – not secularize – what he calls “benign religious symbols.” And if someone is offended, they need to “get a life … Then send money for tsunami relief, then try to end the slaughter in Darfur, then go out and buy an energy-efficient car, and then try real hard to understand that bumping into your neighbor’s customs and faith ought to bring you a sense of warmth, curiosity, and compassion—not fear, not revenge and not, God help us, Baxter the Bunny.”
And then people wonder what is the matter with the morality of our kids today and in my own opinion I have to say it is obviously the devil at work. In schools they can teach kids the tolerance for gays and lesbians but not tolerance for religion. At home (if kids in fact have a home) kids face absentee parents, abuse, and lack of nurturing emotionally, physically, and educationally. Kids are exposed to drugs and alcohol at a very young age, and there are organizations to help a pregnant12 year old girl make up her mind if she wants to deliver a baby or abort it, with or without the parents consent and knowledge, if in fact she has parents. And who knows what is behind the makers of the outrageously violent video games available to kids today, and then they banand The Road Runner cartoons as being too violent? There is something definitely wrong with this picture!