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Should schools be allowed to prohibit students from praying?

If not, those who threw a hissy about the kids on the field trip to the Mosque in Massachusetts last week have some apologizing to do:
http://www.thebostonchannel.com/r/25048253/detail.html

"They weren't asked to pray. They weren't refused from going in ... to observe. You could go in and observe and some kids did sit down. There were some boys who sat behind the men and kind of copied them, but it wasn't like they had to," said Marijane Tuohy."

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NotPanicking

Asked by NotPanicking at 6:57 PM on Sep. 20, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • NotPanicking

    Comment by NotPanicking (original poster) at 6:57 PM on Sep. 20, 2010

  • I think it's completely hypocritical.... You know those people who threw a hissy fit over this wouldn't have said a word if it had been a church instead of a mosque.
    Anouck

    Answer by Anouck at 7:00 PM on Sep. 20, 2010

  • Yes in public schools
    Gailll

    Answer by Gailll at 7:01 PM on Sep. 20, 2010

  • If it is a public school then yes there should be a ban on prayer. It's called the seperation of church and state. That doesn't mean they can't learn about religions but one can't take precidence over another.
    HotMama330

    Answer by HotMama330 at 7:01 PM on Sep. 20, 2010

  • No school or no one can prohibit praying, you can pray and no one will know!
    older

    Answer by older at 7:02 PM on Sep. 20, 2010

  • No
    itsmesteph11

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 7:02 PM on Sep. 20, 2010

  • If it is a public school then yes there should be a ban on prayer

    No, children who voluntarily pray are protected by the first amendment. There is no difference between what these kids did and kids who pray before a test or before they eat their lunch.
    NotPanicking

    Comment by NotPanicking (original poster) at 7:02 PM on Sep. 20, 2010

  • Totally agree older. YOu don't have to go all out and get down on your knees and pray all loudly, you can do it discreetly and that is your right. But that does raise an issue with those who do get down on their knees, have to face the east (I believe it is the east), and pray at certain times during the day. I don't see why they shouldn't be allowed to worship in their own way. Those who get offended can just look away.................. it's not like the prayer is gonna give you a disease or snatch you up and eat you.
    Mipsy

    Answer by Mipsy at 7:04 PM on Sep. 20, 2010

  • Nope.
    Courtney610

    Answer by Courtney610 at 7:07 PM on Sep. 20, 2010

  • No, no prayer should be prohibited.
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 7:08 PM on Sep. 20, 2010

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