this is why laws that say.. YOU CANNOT DO THIS PERIOD dont work. because there are always 2, 3, 10 sides to every issue. the world isnt perfect, and it isnt supposed to be. the only thing we can do is educate and teach tollerance. its ok if you want to be gay. its your life, and its none of my beeswax. it shouldnt be up to me what you do, or what the rest of the country or the world does. the only time intervention is needed is if what i am doing is interfearing with someone else unjustly. hurting them, or telling them what do believe. if my kid went to school, and on his school supply list was a rug, that he would have to use to bow to the east during school prayer, i would get pissed. just like i would get pissed if he had to say the pledge of allegance, or sing a christian hymn. even if he didnt have to.. and he could ommit himself while the rest of the class did so, would only make him look like a bozo that doenst care. thats why the church has no business in public school. because the public is not all christian, its not all muslim, its not all white and its not all black. its a mix of all beliefs and all cultures. and one does not take allegance over another. it doesnt matter if there is only one muslim in a class of judeochristians. maybe tomorrow little ling ling will show up? does ling ling have to say the christian prayer, even though shes buddhist? will she be singled out and teased and ostrisized if she doesnt participate?
teaching religion is not a problem, as long as it comes from a completely unbiased source. one must always have an open mind, and open heart. because this world was not created for one race, or one section of society. and the fact that i dont believe what you believe, certianly does not condemn my soul. i dont tell you what to do.. so dont tell me.
love me. accept me. embrace me. and tollerate my beliefs.