My son made this. He called it “Monstrous Moon” and it was presented to me at a parent teacher’s conference this week.
Teacher: “Can we talk about your son’s art project? He made this moon.” Me: “Neat.” T: “He then told the class that it was an evil moon that demanded gifts and songs. People who made it happy could turn into werewolves and those who made it mad would be eaten by said werewolves.” M: “Ah.” T: “He then said we was making the monstrous moon happy and howled, which made other kids howl. They then spent recess howling and talking about eating people.” M: “Oh. That’s a problem.” T: “I’m glad we’re on the same page here.” M: “I’ll speak to him about the importance of the separation of Church and State. He shouldn’t bring his religion to school.” T: “Uh, that’s not what I meant. I have a few therapists that-” M: “HHHHHOOOOOWWWWWWLLLLL”
I strongly oppose religion in the government and public schools, not because I don’t believe in any particular religion but because it’s completely unfair to those who don’t share those beliefs. Not everyone in this country is a Christian. To any Christian who wants to make their beliefs the law of the land, how would you feel if for example a group of people tried to make orthodontics and dentistry illegal because it violated their beliefs in the tooth fairy? You would of course complain that your rights to get a check up were being violated based on a belief system being forced into your laws that you don’t share. That’s why we have legislation that attempts to be fair some of the time. It’s also quite hypocritical that one complains about the thought of Sharia Law being the law of the United States yet these same Christian Fundamentalists and Dominionists want a government based on Biblical Law.
If you are a Christian, you should push for the separation of church and state as hard as atheists do. When you hear bullshit like this, call it out as the unconstitutional, un-American gibberish it is.