So there is an issue coming up here for an election here locally, a Missouri state constitution amendment. This particular one is put on the ballot called the “Right To Pray” amendment, virtually guaranteeing it’s passage.
Most of it is what you would expect, declaring that everybody has the right to worship “Almighty God.” The fact this is useless, unnecessary, and redundant given the 1st amendment, didn’t come up in the meetings where they drafted this change I guess. Also that it leaves out polytheists doesn’t seem to bother anyone.
That’s not what the authors of the bill are going for; this is the section hidden way down at the bottom that’s relevant:
that students may express their beliefs about religion in written and oral assignments free from discrimination based on the religious content of their work; that no student shall be compelled to perform or participate in academic assignments or educational presentations that violate his or her religious beliefs
Obviously drafted with teaching Evolution in mind, enshrining a constitutional right to keep on the blinders of faith during all areas of education.
Don’t want your kid to learn sex ed?- Religious exemption!
Don’t want your kid to learn the earth is older than 6000 years? – Religious exemption!
Don’t want your kid to learn about other cultures and religions? – Religious exemption!
Got any others?
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