Stony Brook says by ending a practice that “honors only some religions,” it is aligning itself with other major research universities and leveling the playing field.
“We believe this provides two essential things – a sound educational calendar and at the same time an equal level of respect for all religions and faiths,” said Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education Charles Robbins, according to New York-based newspaper Newsday.
NY University Will No Longer Observe Jewish, Christian Holidays FULL STORY: http://www.christianpost.com/news/ny-university-will-no-longer-observe-jewish-christian-holidays-71976/
Second-grader Dexter Thielhelm, a student at James Madison Elementary School in Sheboygan, Wis., was sent to school on Valentine’s Day with homemade valentines to pass out to his classmates. Each valentine consisted of a plastic water bottle that was filled with heart-shaped candy and came with a note that said “Jesus Loves You” and had the text of John 3:16 printed on it.
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“People forget it is a theory. So, our argument is that he should have the academic freedom to do that. If schools just want an official version they should just show a video or get a robot to do it. It would be easier,” said Rutherford Institute President John W. Whitehead, on defending John Freshwater
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A political action group in one Massachusetts town is calling for schools to stop the practice of reciting the Pledge of Allegiance in the classroom. The group claims that reciting the Pledge has no educational value and that it puts unnecessary pressure on students who don’t want to say it.
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“The problem with this is, because of his singular decision, this ceremony isn’t really going to be representative of America. It’s going to be exclusionary, secularist only, and we are one of the most religious countries in the world. So, the bottom line is, this is not how we were founded. This is not who we are.
This is a national time of mourning and healing. I think it is particularly offensive to explicitly exclude any religious expression.” – Joel C. Hunter, who is a White House spiritual adviser, on NYC mayor’s decision to exclude prayer from the 10th anniversary commemoration of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the U.S.
story link: http://www.christianpost.com/news/wh-spiritual-advisor-mayors-decision-to-forbid-prayer-at-9-11-ceremony-un-american-54946/