Religious assemblies are bad enough when they take place at public high schools. But when an elementary school puts one on, I just get this icky, disgusted feeling. There’s a sense of “Let’s get ‘em while they’re young” that suggests kids who are old enough to think for themselves will never buy what you’re selling them.
That’s why it’s so frustrating to learn that officials at Central Elementary School in Arkansas’ Van Buren School District saw no problem hosting one of those assemblies.
A letter sent by the Freedom From Religion Foundation this week offered details of what happened: