Today on Jay Sekulow Live: Big Developments on Buddhist Meditation in Public Schools
When they took prayer out of the classroom, it appears what they meant was Christian prayer.
Apparently, Buddhism is not only okay, the government is willing to pay for it with your tax dollars.
On today’s broadcast, we discussed how public schools in several states are incorporating mandatory Buddhist meditation practices into their classroom curriculum.
And the Federal government has already awarded a $3.3 million dollar grant to fund research on implementing it.
This so-called “Mindfulness” program is targeting students, starting as young as Pre-K (3 and 4 year-old children) to teach them Buddhist philosophy – religious ideas that could conflict with your family’s own beliefs.
Students are subjected to real-time audio in the classroom, instructing them with directives such as to clear their minds, watch their memories and emotions float away, and feel their connection to the universe.
And since it’s live audio, there’s no way for parents to preview or approve it. You have no idea what they’re going to say to your child.
And if you don’t want your kids to participate, they are forced to leave the classroom and wait in the hall for up to fifteen minutes at a time, sometimes three times a day.
That’s repulsive. Exiling young children to the hallway for not participating not only risks further confusing and alienating them among their classmates, it wastes crucial learning time that we pay for as taxpayers.
The ACLJ is taking action at the state and federal level. We’ve received 15 inquiries, including from concerned parents, in 10 different states. We are implementing a comprehensive strategy of legal demands, state and federal Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests, and if necessary, litigation. We must challenge this unconstitutional threat to the religious liberty rights of public school children.
Public schools are taxpayer supported. We entrust them to fill our kid’s minds with knowledge – not to “clear them.”
You can listen to the entire episode here.