Religious Freedom vs. Religious Privilege: A Musing on the Difference



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Official sectarian public prayer does not honor diety; it is just an opportunity for religious bullying. It is no accident that some Supreme Court cases a few years ago involved the Santa Fe Independent School District in Texas. Santa Fe, in rural western mainland Galveston County, was often spoke of by black residents of nearby Hitchcock, Dickinson, and Texas City as "Klan Country" and a place it's good to stay away from. It is a hotbed of religious right fervor and adopted the prayers concurrent with documented incidents of bullying of Catholic, Jewish, Mormon, Muslim, gay, and atheist students, sometimes by teachers. The prayer is the theory and the bullying is the practice.

George Nixon Shuler more than 4 years ago

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