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ihaveaquestion

(2,620 posts)
Wed Feb 14, 2024, 10:30 AM Feb 2024

Florida lawmakers are trying to shove untrained religious chaplains in public schools - Friendly Atheist




Feb 14, 2024
Florida is considering legislation that would put untrained Christian chaplains in public schools as a substitute for trained social workers and counselors.

So much for taking care of students' mental health...



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Florida lawmakers are trying to shove untrained religious chaplains in public schools - Friendly Atheist (Original Post) ihaveaquestion Feb 2024 OP
Some youth pastors would want the job. keithbvadu2 Feb 2024 #1
Keep your religion out of PUBLIC MOMFUDSKI Feb 2024 #2
Gee how did we all survive public school education Diamond_Dog Feb 2024 #3
With the number of pastors Old Crank Feb 2024 #4
esp youth pastors. mopinko Feb 2024 #7
Already happening in TX. Each school district has to vote by March on whether to participate. nature-lover Feb 2024 #5
Satanic Temple minister in Iowa is offering his services to schools there--why not in FL schools? Timeflyer Feb 2024 #6

Diamond_Dog

(32,297 posts)
3. Gee how did we all survive public school education
Wed Feb 14, 2024, 11:11 AM
Feb 2024

It was up to our parents to take care of our religious education and that’s the way it should be.

If you want religion in your kid’s school, pay for a religious school. Don’t force it on everyone. Even requiring parental permission for it is wrong. Plus, these untrained “counselors “ won’t be knowledgeable about programs to help struggling families. I can hear it now. Come to our church and we will take care of you.

Old Crank

(3,733 posts)
4. With the number of pastors
Wed Feb 14, 2024, 11:38 AM
Feb 2024

That attack children, can we charge the Florida legislature with felony child endangerment?

nature-lover

(1,476 posts)
5. Already happening in TX. Each school district has to vote by March on whether to participate.
Wed Feb 14, 2024, 11:47 AM
Feb 2024

[link:https://www.texastribune.org/2023/12/15/texas-school-chaplain-law/|

Texas’ debate over school chaplains escalates school board culture wars
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But the idea that public schools could turn into spaces of overt religious recruitment has worried liberals across Texas ever since Gov. Greg Abbott signed the bill into law. Despite objections from outnumbered Democrats in both chambers of the Legislature, the chaplains bill was approved without outlining a chaplain’s role or mandating any specific training requirements. Instead, lawmakers required the state’s 1,200-plus school districts to define those details themselves as they each vote on whether to allow chaplains in their schools by March 2024.

The result has been a heated war of words waged in one of America’s most well-trodden political battlegrounds: school boards. According to locals, the fight over school chaplains has tapped into ongoing power struggles over public education and has pit religious voices against each other, with supporters framing the policy as a way to assist student mental health and detractors blasting it as a Christian nationalist attempt to convert children to a specific form of faith.

Timeflyer

(2,107 posts)
6. Satanic Temple minister in Iowa is offering his services to schools there--why not in FL schools?
Wed Feb 14, 2024, 11:49 AM
Feb 2024

And Satanic Temple has a handy "After School Satan Club" package ready to go. Educatin' with Satan!

Seriously, this horrible bill (SB 1044, HB 931) is being pushed by a Christian Nationalist 990 group. So far the bill doesn't prohibit proselytizing.

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