ChrisInCO saidIt didn't seem clear if it was a public school, Christian school or home school. If it were the last two, then it's no body's business. They have the right to assemble peaceful and teach as they choose. Welcome to America, folks.
You're taking away opportunities from children. You are brain washing kids who did not decide to be brain washed. It is abusive and it has to be somebody's business.
If someone wants to be a "school" then there needs to be a certain standard for schools to teach TRUTH and not fiction that is universal to education as a whole.
In the U.S., The Bill of Rights protects not those who can protect themselves, but...those who can't. That means children, minorities, and poor folks. Whether it's criminal justice (the right to a fair trial), or not being forced to abridge our speech in the face of religion, our learning TRUTH in our schools, government clearly has a role in protecting those who can't protect themselves: gay folks, children, the physically and mentally challenged.
For example...the 19'th Amendment basically says that regardless of your gender, no state can deny you the right to vote from you, ever....no matter what your resources. The 26'th says that if you are 18, you get to vote. Period. No state can take that away.
In this country the equal rights amendment never passed, but, the act did.
The First Amendment, in my view, does not protect fiction from being taught as science.
Science is true, and invites skepticism, and criticism. Religion oppresses it (none more than Muslim). The 1'st protects us from those false belief systems being forced upon us.
Ironically, religion, and its nuts, are causing us to lose more and more liberty every day, either through lobbying or acts of terrorism.
Honestly, the oppression of women (and other basic civil rights); the cruelty; the martyrs, make Muslims VERY DANGEROUS, and a clear and present danger to The West. That's reality...like it or not.
Religion, in general...rather...all false belief systems are a danger, with Islamic nut cases being the worst since Hitler's Third Reich which systemically killed millions.
A young mind is like a little robot being programmed. Brainwashing is just that. North Korea is an extreme example of a large group of people being brainwashed and controlled. Nut case schools are doing the same thing, but, with smaller groups.
Perhaps some of you here know of the electric chair study, or the three fingers study.
Religious folks, in particular, and some human beings (roughly 1/3) can be convinced of anything. In the three finger study, folks were told the shorter finger was longer (it wasn't..it was shorter), but, with being told enough times, fully 2/3 of the folks went along with the clear lie (as humans like to be led by an authority figure). In the electric chair study, folks were deceived into thinking they were electrocuting someone when told to do so. Nearly 1/2 DID follow instructions to electrocute the person in the chair (this was a non-military setting, mind you). Hitler, The Taliban, and so on, all understood / understand these well documented facts of human behavior around false belief systems. That's what makes religion so dangerous.