Stop Religious Freedom Lies


Students are returning to school today in Tuscaloosa and the surrounding county.  School may have started where you live, but if not, it will soon. Please take a moment to pray for students, teachers, and staff.  I’ll wait . . . .

Every year, no month, maybe even weekly I read or hear some well-meaning Christian say or I see them post about:

  • How God is taken out of our schools.
  • That the Bible is a forbidden book in school.
  • That prayer is banned from school.

Please, please listen. Stop! Stop spreading Satan’s lies. God is too powerful to be kicked out of anywhere He desires to be and especially where His children are. Stop blaming the schools for the failure of parents to teach their children about God. Stop. Please, stop.

Stop spreading Satan’s lies.

Amy (my wife) and many other Christians I know are public school teachers and your misinformed posts about the evil of public schools make them out to be pawns of Satan. Your posts are judgmental, harsh, and sometimes wrong.

Parents, grandparents, preachers, aunts, and uncles here are some things the children you care about can do in public school.

  1. Have religious discussions with their friends as long as all participating are being kind.
  2. Wear religious themed clothing, as long as it is not hateful in tone.
  3. Pray when they get to school, before they eat,  and BEFORE A TEST!
  4. Start or join a before school or after school religious club.
  5. Read the Bible during free reading time.
  6. Write religious themes in papers when appropriate (Science papers and American Literature papers lend to religious discussions).
  7. Hand out religious literature before and after school as long as it is not hateful in tone.
  8. Post religious posters in appropriate places. Be sure to follow school policy on permissible locations.
  9. Produce religious artwork in class. Schools can display this artwork alongside other student art.
  10. Express religious opinion in class at appropriate times.

God will be in public school as long as there are Christians in that school.



2 thoughts on “Stop Religious Freedom Lies

  1. Thank you so much Scott for today’s post. It grates on my nerves as well to hear people constantly bemoan the state of public education, especially if they’ve never stepped into a class in recent years. There is plenty of good going on, not just in education, but for God as well. And like you said, that all starts in the home.

    • Joe, you are among those I thought of as I wrote this. Thank you for using your talents to teach children. Thank you for taking on America’s children as your mission field.

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