• "school is not church"

    Due to a growing diversity in america we need to face the facts "EVERYBODY ISN'T CHRISTIAN". I respect all religions and all forms of enlightenment but praying in school may be offensive to others who do not follow your faith(Not singling out the Christian Demographic). Prime example a muslim child is praying in class to allah, this may offend a christian, or a christian child is praying in class this may offend catholics. In the long run your religion is your religion, do put others in uncomfortable situations.

  • If you don't want to participate, you don't have to.

    Religion, for many people, is a very important aspect of life. Nowadays, it is social taboo to publicly express your faith. My opinion is that students should grow comfortable with their faith and that of their classmates from an early age. It doesn't matter how you pray, who you pray to, or if you pray at all, but being comfortable with religion(s) is a healthy part of growing up.

  • No it shouldn't.

    If we did what rights would we have to do then and we would only want it back so why should we ban it It is a free country and there is nothing the government can do about it no matter how hard they try to defeat our people and country

  • Banning prayer in schools

    No we shouldn't because its a free country and student have to right to worship. I think that it is dumb to not be allowed to pray because thats kind of offending to that person. So what if it offends someone its not like they can sue you for worshiping God.

  • First Amendment Rights

    The first amendment states that "Congress shall make not law establishing a religion." This means that public prayer is not an issue constitutionally. Teachers shouldn't be able to lead a prayer, but students should be able to. Students who aren't a part of that religion can either learn to ignore it or go somewhere else. All students, regardless of religion, have the right to pray in public. Christians, Muslims, Jews, Buddhists, Hindus, etc. ALL have the right to pray in public. Public school is owned by the government, therefore, the school cannot tell you to stop praying.

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jh1234l says2013-10-14T19:52:54.930
Is this about mandatory school prayer or whether or not we should allow people to pray individually at school?