No-Thanks Thanksgiving, updated x 2
From The Independent Women’s Forum
When teachers in the state of Maryland inform their pupils about Thanksgiving, they aren’t allowed to mention the fact that it has something to do with thanking God.
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Trouble is, in the case of the Pilgrims, the “purely historical perspective” is the “religious perspective.” The Pilgrims weren’t in Massachusetts for the Cape Cod fishing or to hear Teresa Heinz Kerry’s “opinions.” A sect of dissident Puritans, they came to the New World in 1621 for strictly religious reasons: to escape persecution by the dominant Anglican Church and to set up a colony that would reflect their religious ideals.
The teachers in the state of Maryland are doing a disservice to their students.
No one is suggesting children should be forced to pray as part of their public school Thanksgiving celebrations, but they should not be denied learning an important lesson in American history. The founders of this nation were a deeply religious people, and Americans remain among the most religious people in the world. Religious faith has guided the development of our democracy and imbues our leaders still with a belief in the worth of every man, woman and child. When we sit down to our Thanksgiving feasts, we should remember and thank God for that.