Should Religion Be Taught In Schools

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The first amendment states that citizens in America have the right to practice whatever religion they want, and the government cannot promote or discriminate any one religion. “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof”. Some people think this means that even though the government cannot promote a religion, schools or government spaces should be able to acknowledge God. Public school teachers should have the right to teach about their religion because they have religious freedom. Separation of church and state is not included in the constitution. Other people think this means that government should not be involved with religion in any way, including having religious symbols or references to God in public spaces. Teachers shouldn’t be able to talk about religion because they are considered employees of the local government. …show more content…
For example, presidential candidate Donald Trump said that if elected he would call for a temporary ban on all muslims entering the United States. Presidential candidate Marco Rubio has also suggested to shut down all mosques along with any place that “radicalizes and inspires attacks against the United States”. The government regulating visas based on religion would be unconstitutional, and shutting down mosques would violate freedom of religion because it prohibits Muslims from practicing their religion. Another example of how it comes up today is “the war on Christmas”. Things like christmas trees and nativity scenes are not being shown in public places so that religions that don’t celebrate christmas won’t be offended or left out, such as judaism, islam, or Jehovah’s Witnesses. Some people now say “happy holidays” or “season’s greetings” as opposed to “merry Christmas”. Other people, especially christians, have taken offense to this, saying these actions are discriminating the christian faith and trying to take away

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