There’s a new group called Reach America that is peddling the same tired old persecution complex that the religious right clings to like a life jacket in the ocean. They’ve put out a Youtube video with a bunch of teenagers asking questions that are utter nonsense, like “Why can’t I pray in school?” Uh, you can. No one is stopping you, as long as you don’t disrupt class or force others to take part or watch. Millions of kids pray in school every single day. And it goes on and on like that:
“Why do I have to check my religion at the door?”
At the door to what, exactly?
“Why can’t I write about God in my school papers?”
You can. Students do it every day. And if your school wrongly says you can’t, the ACLU will defend your right to do so as they’ve done many times before.
“Why do I have to tolerate people cursing my God but I am not allowed to talk about God and my faith?”
In what alternate reality are you not allowed to talk about God and your faith? Who was the last person who was arrested in this country for talking about God and their faith? The only examples that I know of for this happened before the passage of the Constitution and they happened because those state governments were controlled by a single Christian church.
“Why are they taking God out of my history books?”
Who is “they”? And why would God be in any history book to begin with?
“Why do they teach every other theory in science except creation?”
Because creation is not a theory. It explains nothing, makes no predictions and is entirely untestable.
“What we see in our health classes, ‘sex education,’ 4th grade and up, is pornography.”
No it’s not. I’m sure most of you have seen actual pornography or will at some point. There are some pretty obvious differences.
By the way, this group is run by Gary Brown, the head of the Idaho Values Alliance. Guess who used to run that group? Our old friend Bryan Fischer. Here’s their hysterically overwrought video: