This is both political AND religious in nature, so I don't know where to put it.
Democrats push to repeal religious dress ban in schools
SALEM, Ore. - A decades-old law banning teachers from wearing religious clothing in public classrooms received vigorous debate Friday during a public hearing on the 1923 law.
I am usually pretty liberal. With that said, I am VERY upset about the Dems pushing for this. I have nothing against the wearing of religious clothing, but it does not belong in a public school. Nothing religious belongs in a public school. I agree that if children are forced to look at what someone is wearing everyday, they get curious and eventually ask about it, which leads to the teaching of religious subjects, and that should only be taught by parents/guardians, in my opinion. If you can't teach in public school without your religious clothing, then don't teach.
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Answer by NightPhoenix at 11:27 AM on Feb. 6, 2010
Answer by soyousay at 11:37 AM on Feb. 6, 2010
My issue with banning religious garb is if it also includes necklaces or other types of jewelry. Personally I always wore my pentacle in school. It wasn't disruptive and usually didn't prompt questions. Is this law going to stop people from wearing their personal religious pendants? If so, then I'd be against it. I don't see where wearing religious garb is disruptive. If a question is asked the teacher should have the knowledge and fortitude to say "as you parents" and leave it at that.
Answer by SalemWitchChild at 11:40 AM on Feb. 6, 2010
Separation of church and state is freedom OF religion, not freedom FROM religion. As long as it is completely across the board, meaning teachers can wear clothing of Christian, Jewish, Muslim, etc., I have no problem with it. It's only as disruptive as the teachers allow it to be.
Answer by AngelDawn7 at 11:41 AM on Feb. 6, 2010
Answer by soyousay at 11:47 AM on Feb. 6, 2010
Answer by soyousay at 11:51 AM on Feb. 6, 2010
Answer by AngelDawn7 at 11:57 AM on Feb. 6, 2010
Answer by soyousay at 12:00 PM on Feb. 6, 2010
Answer by soyousay at 12:05 PM on Feb. 6, 2010
Answer by frogdawg at 2:45 PM on Feb. 6, 2010
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