An Oviedo, Florida family has pulled their 5-year old out of kindergarten after their daughter claimed her teacher stopped her from praying at lunch.
According to news reports, the Carillon Elementary School student, whose name is not being released, told her parents that when she bowed her head to pray, her teacher stopped her. “My lunch teacher told me that, when I was about to say something, she said, ‘You’re not allowed to pray.'” The girl responded to the teacher: “It’s good to pray,” to which the teacher allegedly responded, “It’s not good.”
The child’s parents Marcos Perez writes in the video description: “My wife and I were shocked when our 5-year-old daughter began to tell us that someone on staff at her school saw her praying – told her to stop – and said “it is not good”. This is Kindergarten. She was praying to herself for her food, following the biblical values we are working hard to instill in our children. We are so proud of our little princess and as you can see – we continue to affirm her that prayer IS GOOD and that NO ONE can tell her she can’t pray. No doubt we will homeschool going forward.
“We live in the United States of America – the land of the free, yet our traditional values and religious freedoms are under assault. This is just a small example.”