“Our intent is to limit student exposure to religious teachings, profanity and violent lyrics," said a government-schools spokesman recently. The statement speaks volumes, lumping all religious teaching in with “profanity,” whose original meaning pertains to treating sacred things irreverently. The reason for its utterance also speaks volumes. It was a defense of a rap-music ban on Portland, Oregon, government-school buses, a prohibition “social-justice warriors” (SJWs) have called “racist.” Interestingly, no concern was expressed that the accompanying ban on religious music (generally Christian) might be anti-Christian.
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