So we’re blessing schools now? Christ! This drives me nuts:
(Dispatch) About 180 members of four local churches surrounded a public middle school yesterday to bless the building and those who use it, despite objections from the American Civil Liberties Union about the constitutionally mandated separation of church and state.
What is it going to take to get people to understand the separation of church and state? I’m not an Establishment Clause expert, but it would appear that the school’s support of a “blessing” in such a public manner might just be construed as establishing that religion for the kiddos.
It is interesting to note that the principal initially wanted to allow this inside the school, though she “forgets” that conversation.
Maybe the good Christian folk would have no problem with a public zazen and meditation period for the kids out front to enhance the state of being of the children, or maybe a group of Muslims facing Mecca and praying “for the kids” would be OK. Maybe not. You think?
The most telling part of the article was this:
Several participants said yesterday they did not think the ceremony, which lasted less than a half-hour, violated the separation of church and state, and some said they didn?t think church and state should be separated anyway.
They don’t think it does, but they don’t care if it did. Precisely the problem.
Please also note in the photo above I thought at first it said “Karl Rove Christian Church”. Do I need more sleep or is it all blurring together somehow?
PS – This happens at my kid’s school and their hell will break loose. Guaranteed.