5 Public Schools Have Installed Muslim Prayer Rooms

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Re: 5 Public Schools Have Installed Muslim Prayer Rooms

Postby edwardmurphy » Fri Mar 10, 2017 5:08 pm

At the kids' request. It's the equivalent of some Christian kids asking for a place where they could have their own Bible study class. The important part is that it's not a school initiative.
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Re: 5 Public Schools Have Installed Muslim Prayer Rooms

Postby RickD » Fri Mar 10, 2017 5:27 pm

edwardmurphy wrote:At the kids' request. It's the equivalent of some Christian kids asking for a place where they could have their own Bible study class. The important part is that it's not a school initiative.

If you say so, Egg.
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Re: 5 Public Schools Have Installed Muslim Prayer Rooms

Postby thatkidakayoungguy » Fri Mar 10, 2017 7:11 pm

At my school we have this club called "Morning Ministries" which a lot of people seem to hate since there's mostly evangelicals, but it's before when class starts at 9 AM. I can see public schools having a Muslim class too.
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Re: 5 Public Schools Have Installed Muslim Prayer Rooms

Postby Hortator » Fri Mar 10, 2017 7:39 pm

What is so wrong about teachers leading prayer? That seems to be the only real issue here.

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Re: 5 Public Schools Have Installed Muslim Prayer Rooms

Postby RickD » Sat Mar 11, 2017 6:46 am

Hortator wrote:What is so wrong about teachers leading prayer? That seems to be the only real issue here.

In a private school, I'd have no problem with that. If children are in a Christian school, then there should be no problem with a Christian teacher leading students in a Christian prayer. Or a Jewish teacher in a Jewish school leading students in a Jewish prayer. Or a Muslim teacher in a Muslim school...

I'm just not sure if it's appropriate in a public school.
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Re: 5 Public Schools Have Installed Muslim Prayer Rooms

Postby edwardmurphy » Sat Mar 11, 2017 2:10 pm

Hortator wrote:What is so wrong about teachers leading prayer? That seems to be the only real issue here.


From B.W.'s like on the last page:

What is the law about prayers in public schools?

Public schools exist to educate, not to proselytize. Children in public schools are a captive audience. Making prayer an official part of the school day is coercive and invasive.
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Re: 5 Public Schools Have Installed Muslim Prayer Rooms

Postby edwardmurphy » Sat Mar 11, 2017 2:13 pm

RickD wrote:
Hortator wrote:What is so wrong about teachers leading prayer? That seems to be the only real issue here.


In a private school, I'd have no problem with that. If children are in a Christian school, then there should be no problem with a Christian teacher leading students in a Christian prayer. Or a Jewish teacher in a Jewish school leading students in a Jewish prayer. Or a Muslim teacher in a Muslim school...


The Constitution and the Courts agree with you there. So do I, for what that's worth.
If you're accustomed to privilege equality may feel like oppression.

Something for us all to consider. (Thanks, Paul)

Individual, silent, personal prayer never has and never could be outlawed in public schools. - FFRF

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Re: 5 Public Schools Have Installed Muslim Prayer Rooms

Postby abelcainsbrother » Sat Mar 11, 2017 2:38 pm

I disagree because of America's culture which has been Christianity.Although we should allow freedom of religion in America as long as it is not a suicide pact and we do then there is no problem. But the problem starts when our culture is being changed from Christianity to placate other religions because it undermines our culture of Christianity.America's culture can be lost if we don't guard against it.We are not an Islamic country,Buddhist country,Hindu country,etc we have a Christian heritage that is important to the culture of America that needs to be maintained.Ed and others are proven wrong from the simple fact that our government officials have always started with prayer in our government and so this proves they were not practicing separation of church and state like he wants.You'd have to say the forefathers who's names are all signed "In the year of the Lord" at the bottom of the Constitution were hypocrites.
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