Discussion in 'Law and Justice System' started by blu, Aug 21, 2010.
please explain this to me because it baffles my mind
The right doesn't care about the constitution.
Then please explain to me how this applies to a teacher in a school.
its about teacher led pray in front of a classroom or other congregation where not every kid (or their parents depending on age) gets to pick if they attend or not.
teachers are free to practice religion (pray) silently if they wish before meals or whenever else they want.
Well, it applies to the schools (public ones) as an arm of the local government via the 14th amendment. Before the 14 amendment and incorporation, it didn't apply to the States, much less the schools.
I don't think optional, teacher-led prayer, after school or during lunch or something like that is a Constitutional problem, personally.
optional is fine assuming the kids are able to make the decisions on their own or the parents make it for them if they are too young
Sure. Otherwise, it wouldn't be optional.
That did not explain anything but your objection to the practice and the reasoning behind it.
Congratulations. you got the right answer, now for the tricky part.
How is a teacher, who is not empowered to make laws, violating either the 1st or the 14th amendments by praying in a classroom?
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