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School Offers Yoga Classes For Kids, Parents Sue For Violation Of Religious Freedom

Human beings fear what we do not understand. That’s simply a fact of life. Most functional adults understand this, and a great many of us, when faced with things we do not understand, seek to understand… instead of fearfully and thoughtlessly retaliating. Not so for a San Diego couple who is suing their child’s school for providing yoga classes. Why? They’re opposed to their child being made a “religious guinea pig,” and claim that the yoga classes are “inherently and pervasively religious.”

Can the fundies get any more insane?

I would love to have learned yoga instead of some dumb contact sport in school.

by Anonymousreply 602/24/2013

Christian exercise classes can't be far behind.

"For while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come." - 1 Timothy 4:8

Jello will be the new sports nutrition.

by Anonymousreply 102/24/2013

Oh the delicious Irony. If it's anything except teacher-led praying or having a big chunk of stone inscribed with the ten commandments paid for with public money, it's pushing religion on kids and should be stopped, apparently.

Also, maybe kids don't want to go back to running around in a circle and being laughed at while trying to climb a rope to the ceiling? Maybe promoting healthy eating and mental relaxation habits is better than having kids spend a half hour every couple of days doing repetitive mundane exercises. "Traditional physical education" needs to update itself, and this is a good way to do it.

by Anonymousreply 302/24/2013

Do they have dodgeball in heaven?

by Anonymousreply 402/24/2013

Dodge ball would be in hell.

by Anonymousreply 502/24/2013

There's a Baptist curch near me so conservative, that every winter they put out anti-Santa-Claus signs.

They have yoga classes in the basement.

Even by wingnut standards, these people are ca-razy!

by Anonymousreply 602/24/2013
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