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“You can’t read that here.”
Our friend’s 3rd grade daughter brought her Bible to school last week to read it during their designated reading time. Applause to the teacher for building in some time for kids to read books they actually want to read. Far too many kids leave school hating books instead of being hungry for more of them. On this particular day the teacher was gone and there was a substitute teacher. They made a mistake.
It’s not about religious liberty
She told my friend’s daughter that she couldn’t read her Bible at school. My friend’s daughter complied but when she returned home she told her mom what had happened. She was hurt, who wouldn’t? Her choice had been squelched. This isn’t a rant about religious liberty. 99.9% of the people reading these sentences agree that the substitute teacher was completely out of line in terms of religious liberty. The larger issue is the fear of ideas.