Thursday, June 2, 2011

Religious Freedom Under Attack

Christian-phobia alert:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ac/20110531/us_ac/8566159_attacks_on_student_graduation_speeches_continue

(For the record, the writer known as Sheryl Young is Jewish...but understands that attacking some of our freedom of expression can easily lead to attacking all of our freedom. By clicking on her byline, you can read an impressive list of religious/civil liberties reports.)

I remember having mixed feelings about this when Gate City High School students were chanting "We want prayer" on the courthouse steps, back in the 1990s, though. Teenagers' right to pray deserves to be defended...but Gate City, Virginia, happens also to be the home of a Christian school that's a landmark in the history of the school choice movement. I had to wonder why the students hadn't gone there.