Our schools were purged of any public form of prayer relentlessly over the past 50 years, starting with that meddler in Texas. The reasoning was always convoluted, as such anti-religious power plays tend to be, but usually centered around the fact that the "state" shouldn't be in the business of scaring kids to death.
PRIMARY school children are being terrified by lessons claiming climate change will bring “death, injury and destruction” to the world unless they take action.
On the eve of Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s carbon tax package announcement, psychologists and scientists said the lessons were alarmist, created unneeded anxiety among school children and endangered their mental health.
Climate change as a “Doomsday scenario” is being taught in classrooms across Australia.
Public school education here in Virginia has taken a similar approach over the past couple of years, based on the materials we've seen coming home. So why is it that it's acceptable for one group of religious extremists (radical environmentalists) to scare the hell out of our children, but not the religious group that comprises well over 70% of the American population?
(h/t William Teach)