The Goito City Council in Mantua, Italy has approved a resolution that essentially says if parents want their child accepted into the local public school, they must first sign a statement of faith.
The story’s in Italian but here’s a rough translation from one of the new law’s opponents:
“We believe it is the first time in Italy may experience such a thing, an extreme gravity, on whose constitutional checks must be done — says Maria Bacchi, vice president of the Center against discrimination — it is amazing regulation which effectively excludes school children are not Catholic.” Bacchi states that religious teachings “are legitimate, we are missing, but can not be such a regulation, perilous in a school funded with public money.”
In other words, religious teaching may be important, but what this school system is doing is a serious problem.
If anyone can gleam any more insight into this story, please let us know in the comments.
(Thanks to Michele for the link)