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    Posted: Mar 19 2014 at 2:52pm

Buddhist Student Wins Settlement With Louisiana School District That Called His Religion ‘Stupid’

By Nicole Flatow on March 19, 2014 at 9:52 am


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A Buddhist student and his family won a settlement last week against a Louisiana school district where the student’s religion was ridiculed in class as “stupid,” the teacher taught that evolution is “impossible,” and that the bible is “100 percent true.”

The court-approved consent decree prohibits future religious discrimination in a school district that had portraits of Jesus Christ in the halls and a “lighted, electronic marquee” outside one school that scrolls Bible verses. “Religious liberty, as embodied by the Free Exercise Clause and the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment, and free speech are hallowed constitutional rights to which all are entitled,” the consent decree states.

Parents Scott and Sharon Lane alleged in their lawsuit that their attempts to report religious harassment were dismissed with comments that “this is the Bible Belt,” and that their son, referred to as “C.C.,” could either change his faith or transfer to another school where “there were more Asians.”

C.C.’s parents did transfer him to another school to curb his daily physical nausea and anxiety, even though it is a 30-minute drive from their home. But the school is in the same Sabine Parish district, and also promotes religious beliefs. The District posts a belief statement on its website that says, “We believe that: God exists.”

As part of the settlement, the school agreed to a permanent injunction on school-endorsed prayer during school events, promotion of religion, and “denigration of religion.” School staff will be required to participate in trainings with an attorney on the legal obligations of the settlement.

http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2014/03/19/3416146/bhuddhist-student-wins-settlement-with-louisiana-school-district-that-called-his-religion-stupid/

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I'm glad they won. I'm a Christian but being in the "Bible Belt" is so different than the north. I was blessed to go to a large school where no one gaf about what another believed in.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote f8dagrate Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar 19 2014 at 3:09pm
Read the title of thread, seen who the OP was. Already knew this would be about the Asinine things Christians do.LOL

I bet the school officials don't even know the basic information about Buddhism once I heard that Buddhist religion didn't support Homosexuality but I don't know any true Buddhist who can back that up.
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I foresee hypocrisy...
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Why go to a christian school if your buddhist
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Wildfire Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar 19 2014 at 5:07pm
Originally posted by juniper angel juniper angel wrote:

Why go to a christian school if your buddhist

i wonder
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Originally posted by Wildfire Wildfire wrote:

Originally posted by juniper angel juniper angel wrote:

Why go to a christian school if your buddhist

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its not a christian school.  its a public school.  he was going to the school assigned to his district.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote yurika975 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar 19 2014 at 5:11pm
Did I miss something? I thought it was a public school and not a Private Christian school. It is just that the majority of individuals are Christian, not that the school itself is religious. For many freedom of religion only means the freedom to exercise their religion. They don't give a rat's butt about respecting the religious beliefs of someone with different views than their own.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote juniper angel Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar 19 2014 at 5:18pm
Idk I thought it was a religous school because what school would have something that spells bibal verses at the entrance of the school. Also I doubt hes the only non christian there if its a public school
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