In American schools throughout prohibit mention of God as students and teachers. Directors need to go to such measures, fearing legal action by parents, because, under U.S. law, public schools allowed to allocate one religion over another.
Over the past year, the administration of many schools were forced to ban the mention of "God", "God" and other religious terms. These words can not be used both teachers and students. Moreover, teachers are forced to revise the curriculum and to exclude from the texts of the various fragments of works of a religious nature.
In North Carolina, the school principal made a 6-year-old student to delete any mention of God from the poem she wrote and was going to read on the Veterans Day holiday. Parents of other students paid attention to the line: "He prayed to God for peace, he prayed to God to give strength." They immediately contacted the director with the requirement to remove the religious elements of the program, according to local newspaper McDowell News.
Administration had to go to meet them, otherwise the school threatened a lawsuit, which the school is likely to be lost. Could serve as a basis the text of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which states that "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof." In this case, the introduction of religious elements in the school curriculum, for example, of Christianity, may infringe the rights of students belonging to other faiths or adhering to atheism.
"As a director I have to step over their own religious beliefs and follow the letter of the law, which recognizes our right to freedom of speech and religion, but we, as a public school, you can not single out one religion over another," — commented on the situation Desiree Kirkpatrick, Director institution.
At the same time, other members of the educational system of the state school accused of abuses against the most student, referring to all of the same First Amendment.
This case — one of many. For example, in several U.S. schools fell under the prohibition pursuant to a patriotic song "God Bless America", which used to be sounded at many events and brought up the children of pride for their country. Thus, the tradition of the school ceased to exist with the 20-year history that angers the majority of parents, raised in the same spirit.
And the Belfast Telegraph newspaper reported on the difficulties faced by, for example, teachers of literature. So, they had to be removed from the texts of the word "God", which sometimes complicates the understanding of what is happening. Revision, in particular, has undergone a play by William Shakespeare's "Henry V»