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Old 06-12-2023, 05:35 PM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale
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Well, I was there and you weren't.

The Jewish and Muslim boys were not required to attend daily Mass. I know my Catholic son never attended daily Mass either! I think that in Westchester NY, single sex catholic schools are easier for religious Jews or Muslims to attend than liberal public schools. At least Catholics can define what a woman is.

https://catholicschoolsny.org/about-us/faq/
And you weren’t there at the Catholic elementary and middle school I attended in FL, which very clearly stated on the admissions application that the student and parents must be of the Catholic faith and participate to the best of their ability in things like Sunday Mass and whatnot.

I said some institutions require it, not EVERY institution.
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Old 08-01-2023, 02:41 PM
 
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Oklahoma parents, faith leaders and education group sue to stop US’s first public religious school - AP
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Old 08-02-2023, 07:27 AM
 
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And you weren’t there at the Catholic elementary and middle school I attended in FL, which very clearly stated on the admissions application that the student and parents must be of the Catholic faith and participate to the best of their ability in things like Sunday Mass and whatnot.

I said some institutions require it, not EVERY institution.
When was this?
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Old 10-22-2023, 08:36 PM
 
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I saw that article some time ago, and am still scratching my head how anyone figures that public tax payer monies can be used to help fund a religious school? Maybe they figure we'll just throw a Hail Mary (pun intended), and let's just see if it works? It really doesn't seem possible.
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Old 10-26-2023, 02:11 PM
 
Location: New York NY
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Some people might favor publicly paying for a Catholic-backed school, but the bigger problem is that if the public has to pay for ANY religious school, we might be headed for real civic strife. Government would not be able to pick and choose which religious school to fund. So how about schools that are Scientology? Voudon? Nation of Islam? Unification Church? All these folks have a right to educate their kids in their faith. But let them pay for it. Not me.
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Old 10-26-2023, 03:54 PM
 
Location: Sun City West, Arizona
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Some people might favor publicly paying for a Catholic-backed school, but the bigger problem is that if the public has to pay for ANY religious school, we might be headed for real civic strife. Government would not be able to pick and choose which religious school to fund. So how about schools that are Scientology? Voudon? Nation of Islam? Unification Church? All these folks have a right to educate their kids in their faith. But let them pay for it. Not me.
I agree.
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Old 10-26-2023, 08:11 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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Some people might favor publicly paying for a Catholic-backed school, but the bigger problem is that if the public has to pay for ANY religious school, we might be headed for real civic strife. Government would not be able to pick and choose which religious school to fund. So how about schools that are Scientology? Voudon? Nation of Islam? Unification Church? All these folks have a right to educate their kids in their faith. But let them pay for it. Not me.
Here in Oklahoma this whole thing is about shutting down public education. They haven't thought that far ahead yet. Our Sup of Schools is an extremely religious conservative as is our governor.

We are going for theocracy here... but the further we move towards a theocracy,.... the more we miss out on landing large job creating industry opportunities. We got beat out by Kansas for the last one. Ironically, the Guv and the Pubs think that this move is going to pay off at some point... but thus far it hasn't moved any needles.

Who knows. Maybe if Oklahoma has no public education system at all, the companies will come a'flocking to our state.
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Old 10-29-2023, 06:29 PM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale
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When was this?
For privacy reasons I am not going to reveal what school it is, but having a look at their admission form online a few minutes ago, it’s still the same policy to this day. IE, nothing has changed.
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Old 11-14-2023, 05:03 PM
 
Location: North Dakota
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I think the best test of this would be to see if they would approve of public funding for a Muslim charter school.
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Agreed. Or a Jewish school.
Pearls would be clutched. Funny these are the same people bitching and moaning about indoctrination.
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Old 01-14-2024, 05:18 PM
 
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So the taxpayers approved this? It's a terrible idea, and I can't imagine the courts will let it stand. Religions are exclusionary by their very nature, and our constitution explicitly and clearly calls for separation of religion and state.
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