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Georgia Parents Want School to Ban Use of the Word ‘Namaste’ Because Witchcraft

Now this is some dumb shit.

Administrators at Bullard Elementary School in Kennesaw, Georgia, have been forced to change elements of its yoga and mindfulness practices after some Harry Potter hating backwater hick parents became concerned that their children were gonna start starting fires with their mind and being corrupted by Satan.

This e-mail from principal Patrice Moore to these really stupid parents makes me wish the entire state of Georgia would just sink into the ocean.

I am truly sorry that the mindfulness/ de-stressing practices here at Bullard caused many misconceptions that in turn created a distraction in our school and community. While we have been practicing de-stressing techniques in many classrooms for years, there have been some recent practices associated with mindfulness that are offensive to some.

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Although teachers have never used nor taught about crystals having healing powers during these breaks, we understand it has become a belief. Therefore we will ensure that nothing resembling this will be done in the future.

Due to uprising from the Church of Moron, the school will no longer say “Namaste,” place hands “to heart center,” and students won’t color in mandala symbols anymore.

The Washington Post reports that one parent wrote in a recently deleted Facebook post:

“Now we can’t pray in our schools or practice Christianity but they are allowing this Far East mystical religion with crystals and chants to be practiced under the guise of stress release meditation. This is very scary.”

What’s really scary is the ignorance of Mary Lou Klan and all these bible thumping PTA idiots. Ugh.

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Hatha yoga and mindfulness meditation are as secular as their Hindu & Buddhist roots, but in the context of public education, still as much a violation of separation of church and state as, say, posting the ten commandments from the Old Testament. I’m siding with the hicks on this one, and I daresay the courts would, too, which is likely why the school board has apologized. They mitigate liability in this way. This is not dumb behavior when you’re a school administrator. Furthermore, I highly doubt that Ms. Teich would get an A in a 7th grade English class in… Read more »

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‘Merica…

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Priorities…

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