Banning Religious Americans from Teaching in Public Schools


“Without freedom of thought, there can be no such thing as wisdom; and no such thing as public liberty without freedom of speech.”  Benjamin Franklin

Banning Religious Americans from Teaching in Public Schools


by Lorraine Yovino

New licensing rules in Minnesota that require teachers to “affirm” students’ transgender identities will effectively ban religious Christians, Muslims, and Jews from teaching in public schools.  MN state-certified teachers will be required to “foster an environment that ensures student identities such as … gender identity …are…affirmed.”  (1) Other states are also looking for ways to implement these unconstitutional licensing rules.

“…teachers are going to be faced with hiding their beliefs or getting denied (a state teaching license),” said Doug Seaton of MN Upper Midwest Law Center.  “Christians, Muslims, and Jews need not apply for MN teaching jobs.” (2)

The new standard requires that a licensed teacher “fosters an environment that ensures student identities such as sex and gender, gender identity, sexual orientation … are historically and socially contextualized…” (3)  Standard 6C requires that “The teacher understands the historical foundations of education in MN …that have and continue to create inequitable opportunities, experiences, and outcomes for learners … on the basis of … gender, sexual orientation.” (4)

“The (licensing board) has made it impossible for those practicing orthodox Christianity and Judaism, for example, to freely exercise their religion and simultaneously hold a teaching license. … It compels potential licensees to speak the (licensing board’s) chosen beliefs as an established creed and live them out in order to have a job.  It establishes (licensing board’s) view of human sexuality and gender as orthodoxy despite sincere opposition based on biological reality and traditional theistic beliefs,” wrote attorney Doug Seaton to the law judge who approved nearly all the new standards in December. (5)

College teacher preparation programs will also have to comply with these new requirements.  This sets up another constitutional conflict by requiring religious institutions to endorse behaviors and ideologies that conflict with their beliefs.   When put into effect, these new rules will likely meet court challenges.

“When even one American – who has done nothing wrong – is forced by fear to shut his mind and close his mouth – then all Americans are in peril.”

President Harry S. Truman

(, 1/12/23(1);, 1/12/23(2)(4);, 1/15/23;, 1/12/23(3)(5)


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1 month ago

Religion is protected by the First Amendment. The Mentally Ill Alphabet Soup Crowd isn’t, and we must do everything possible to keep them away from Children. Everything!

There is no separation of Church and State. Our Founding Fathers wanted Religion (Primarily Christianity) to guide the moral character of the Government. The Founders never wanted morality by the Sword of Government.

Democrats claim the Abortion Issue is a Religious Issue, but it is simply an issue of Murder. The only legal question to be answered is when does a Fetus have protection from Government, Conception, Viability, or actual Birth. Democrats have Contorted Logic to push the insanity of the Mentally Ill Alphabet Soup Crowd and it’s time to put an end to this!

Since Officials from the creation of the Nation were required swear an oath on the Bible, logic would dictate that only the God Fearing should be allowed to hold Public Office, and not Devil Worshipers!

James Linsley
James Linsley
1 month ago

Quit electing these stupid idiots you call politicians!

1 month ago

How far do you take this? No religious people running for public office? No religious people allowed to serve in the military? No religious people allowed to be CEOs? Or Janitors? Or cashiers?

Ben Colder
Ben Colder
1 month ago

How much longer will this crap go on before somethin happens to this country why do people put up with this one of these days we are going to see something happen that will leave no doubt where it came from.

Peter B. Prange
Peter B. Prange
1 month ago

Getting right down to the nitty-gritty, Humanism ultimately leads to this loss of freedom.
The belief is that man is basically good and will work for the greater good.
The heart of man is sinfully evil from conception and in rebellion against god and order. It is selfish and always looks out for number one. (Buy this investment, pay YOURSELF first. You need this car to look your best!)
Once the mob is pointed in a certain direction for the betterment of society outliers are a threat to be removed. Didn’t a well known actor just suggest that very thing about certain obnoxious mandates.
Too many of us have been immersed in humanism through the public education system and even in many private school. We go in the tunnel not expecting a train coming in the opposite direction.
There are many layers in how this country got into its current mess. Sometimes you have to dig deep to find the ‘root’ cause(s).
M. Dowling gives us many people as columnist who are revealing some of those layers.
I am suggesting we need more miners to reveal more of the why and not just the what, the more surface area that is somewhat easy to see. That layer she as covered very well.
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