February 18, 2012

The Christian Right's War on Education

Many Christians value a strong system of secular public education. They are not interested in having their children taught religion in schools; they would prefer to do that at home or in their churches. They would like for their children to grow up being able to compete in the modern world, and they recognize that reality-based education is a vital part of the preparation their children require. These Christians have much in common with atheists, and we should welcome their involvement in defending secular public education from the Christian extremists who seek to destroy it.

With attitudes like those depicted in this video, is it any wonder that the Christian right opposes public education in the United States?