Religion in Our Schools
Most of us send our children off every day to school. Why do we send our children to school? Obviously, to learn. We hope that they become responsible. That they will obtain skills needed for life. That they can have an understanding of what goes on in life.
In the Head Start system in the state of New York, the teacher has to abide by state guidelines. A student may walk up to a teacher and says, “Today is my birthday.” The teacher cannot even say a simple, “Happy Birthday.” Why? So that we do not offend someone.
They do it in the name of Political Correctness. A Jehovah’s Witness does not celebrate birthdays. They believe that:
The early Christians did not celebrate birthdays. The custom of celebrating birthdays comes from ancient false religions.
How about this: instead of teaching our kids to hide, let’s teach them diversity. If there be a Jehovah’s witness in the class, then do not celebrate that child’s birthday. But rather teach about that child’s religion and customs.