Religion and Schools
for those who would challenge the Judeo-Christian beliefs. While the Pledge of Allegiance is supposed to be all-encompassing (except for belief systems devoid of a deity), it generally is treated as though the god of the Pledge of Allegiance is the God of the Bible or Yahweh of the Torah. Meanwhile, Allah must be appeased, even requiring special treatment for Muslim students. Now I am not going to argue that this young girl should not be allowed to do her normal prayer; that would be a gross offense against the First Amendment. Still, I'm waiting to see if someone will defend the Orthodox Jew or the Evangelical Christian who asks for a few minutes to pray during a short break and is denied the opportunity.