What would you do if your child came home from school and told you that while in the midst of giving thanks, they were told that they could not pray?
One family his dealing with that exact situation as their 5-year-old daughter came back home from kindergarten and told them that the school’s cafeteria lady told her that not only could she not pray, but that praying was bad.
[testimonial author=”Marcos Perez”]My wife and I were shocked when our 5-year-old daughter began to tell us that someone on staff at her school saw her praying – told her to stop – and said “it is not good”. This is Kindergarten. She was praying to herself for her food, following the biblical values we are working hard to instill in our children. We are so proud of our little princess and as you can see – we continue to affirm her that prayer IS GOOD and that NO ONE can tell her she can’t pray. No doubt we will homeschool going forward.
We live in the United States of America – the land of the free, yet our traditional values and religious freedoms are under assault. This is just a small example.[/testimonial]
We reached out to the uploader Marcos Perez, who told NewsAsylum, he and his wife are currently in the process of trying to determine exactly which school staff member told their daughter she could not pray. “According to the principal, she spoke to those in the lunchroom that day and said the staff all denied any involvement or occurrence of this – as we expected would happen of course. She did confirm that students are permitted to pray, and said she would remind the staff of this.”
The video is quickly going viral and despite all the attention and claims of this being a fake, Perez explains he simply posted the video to bring awareness to the school and parents. “At the end of the day, for us this is about raising awareness of my daughter’s experience, especially to other concerned parents. We believe her. We have no reason not to. She’s an amazing little girl.”
Where do you stand on prayer in school’s? Should children be allowed to pray if they are raised by their parents to do so or should religion be cast aside much like the separation between Church and State?