Florida officers dangerously inserting religion into community universities

Ryan D. Jayne

Florida officers are dangerously — and unconstitutionally — advertising Christian nationalism in general public faculties.

The Legislature has handed a monthly bill that will call for a 1-to 2-minute instant of silence every single early morning at every single public faculty in Florida, openly intended to stimulate students to recite prayers in course. The need is currently being added to a provision of the law relating to “study of the Bible and religion” in public faculties. Whilst this year’s adjust removes the “prayer” language (which is excellent), it helps make the activity mandatory, and the spiritual intent is even now plain.

A second attack on secular educational facilities, dependent on a 2019 legislation to revisit community university civics requirements, is the Florida Division of Education’s proposal for new American historical past curriculum expectations that indoctrinate children into a counterfactual version of historical past. It’s designed to paint a wrong narrative that the United States is a Christian country — and that, by implication, a single will have to be Christian in order to be a “true” American.