Monk visit crosses line |

Monk visit crosses line

Excuse me, but isn’t Tibetan Buddhism a religion? What on earth are these monks doing performing religious ceremonies in our public schools? Is it because their supporters disguise their ceremonies as “cultural” rather than religious? I can just hear the uproar that would be created if evangelical Christians wanted to share details about their “religion” in a public school.

Bible studies and prayer meetings are forbidden under the (misinterpreted) guise of “separation of church and state” and yet Buddhist monks are able to perform their ceremonies without objection. I am not a parent but I wonder why Christian parents are not standing up against this obvious discrimination. Is it OK with them that their children are being taught about Buddhism when they cannot share their own Christian beliefs? Wake up, people, your apathy is showing. You need to speak up.

Pat Lane

Grass Valley

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