Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

T-YOU; RANTS & RAVES Get Bunny out or We'll Sue Schools

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

T-YOU; RANTS & RAVES Get Bunny out or We'll Sue Schools

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My wife and I are thinking of suing the Duval County school district because our third-grade daughter is being taught a song about the Easter Bunny. This amounts to pagan indoctrination and interferes with our rights as parents to raise our child according to our own beliefs. (We don't believe in the Easter Bunny.) This is a very serious matter that could cause great emotional and psycological damage to our daughter.


I have two children, a son who is 22 who went to public school from kindergarten to 12th grade and graduated in 2005. When he was in elementary school, the school he attended had the children sing along with a record of Lee Greenwood's "God Bless the USA" every morning after they stood and said the Pledge of Allegiance and no one said a word about this being wrong or politically incorrect. My second child, who is 9, attends a private Christian school, and I am so glad that I made the decision to put her at this school. I will never have to worry about someone complaining that God should not be at or in the school or any functions they have.


To the person who thought maybe we needed two kinds of schools, one for education in a non-sectarian manner and one for praising God, these two types already exist. One is the public school system, where public dollars are not spent to indoctrinate our children with specific religious beliefs, and the other is a school run by your church.


Public schools should not require participation in anything religious or godly. Public schools are not supposed to make anyone uncomfortable, whatever their beliefs may be. They are funded by everyone's taxpayer dollars, including athiests' and agnostics'. If you want your grandkids to pray during school hours, that's what parochial schools are for. …

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