This Non-Religious Life Episode 63: Right to Pray?

This Non-Religious Life Episode 63: Right to Pray?


We’re back after a short one week break with Jason traveling to Ohio to view Amish traditions and I flew to Canada for a wedding. And we’re back with some great material to discuss. First on the plate is Missouri amendment two, a state constitutional amendment which was phrased in a way to persuade Christian voters to think that their religious liberties were in danger. The joint resolution, which voters would see read, “Submitting to the qualified voters of Missouri an amendment repealing section 5 of article I of the Constitution of Missouri, and adopting one new section in lieu thereof relating to the right to pray.” The problem? This right is already protected under both the state and US Constitution. The main problem with this amendment, of course, is that it states, “that no student shall be compelled to perform or participate in academic assignments or educational presentations that violate his or her religious beliefs.” With this line in place students could not just skip biology classes which feature evolution but English courses which feature literature which is not favoured by their particular brand of religion or mathematics which feature set theory or even concepts of pi (which the Bible claims is 3). On this topic we also call into question the new voucher program in Louisiana, as well as some textbooks used. Near the end of the show we also delve into the latest topics concerning the presidential race, Ayn Rand and Satanism. Stay tuned!

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Jason Bayless

Jason Bayless is a life-long activist and is currently working at The Pachamama Alliance. When he is not working he spends, working with Center for Farmworker Families and spending his time recording shows, writing blogs, collecting 3D movies, and playing VR games.

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