March 02, 2006

WNJ editorial board is ... consistent!

Who'da thunk it?

Today's News Journal editorial opines against the Indian River School Board's decision not to make a deal on its ... religiosity. I concur with much of what the [editorial] board says here, in particular it is refreshing to see a school board stand up a to a group like the ACLU; unfortunately, they picked the wrong time to do it. The I.R. board is wrong if it insists on a specific denominational prayer at events like graduations.

But, it must be noted it's not clear what the initial deal was between the school board and the woman who made the initial complaint, Mona Dobrich. It seems, based on the WNJ's reporting, that the Indian River board desires to keep reciting denominational prayers (in this case, Christian) at various events. On the other hand, if the deal was to ban all forms of prayer at school events, then the school board has a damn good point about refusing the deal.

Back to the main point of this post, I was wondering if the WNJ board opined similarly when the Christina School District allowed Muslim students to have a separate room in which to pray (supervised by a teacher) during Ramadan. They did. Score one for consistency.

Posted by Hube at March 2, 2006 03:52 PM | TrackBack

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Hube... it's my understanding that in the agreement the IR board can have non-denominational moments of prayer/silence, whatever. Instead, they chose to waste tax payer money in a case they have no chance of winning. When they lose this case, if there's any justice it'll be the board members who have to pay out from their own pockets instead of using taxpayer money to have their baseless point rejected.

Posted by: Dickie Dunn at March 2, 2006 08:21 PM