Unintended Consequences – Louisiana State Sponsored Christian Schools Open Door For ALL Religions


As happens often, political leaders led by their faith do not understand the consequences of their actions. Take for example the case of Bobby Jindal. Earlier this year, he signed into law a bill which would open up religious institutions into the charter school system of his state. He felt that this would allow for the teaching of his form of religion, as did most of those who supported the measure, secure in their fantasies that only their faith qualified.

Sadly, their dreams were shattered when reality struck, and Isl?mic schools began applying for the charter. They were powerless as in the process to open up the schools to religious indoctrination, they failed to account for the fact that there is more than one religious group in the United States. While they managed to pressure the Muslim school to withdraw, it is unlikely that they will be able to handle the flood of religious groups which will now seek out Louisiana as a safe haven within which to spread their gospels, mainstream or not.


Imagine, if you will, that the Church of Satan, founded by Anton LaVey in the 1960’s, decided that it was about time to gain some legitimacy. After all, the churches teachings are founded on the philosophy of Ayn Rand, a personal favorite author of the Republican Vice-Presidential candidate. They could claim, rightly, that they have an equal right to set up a school in Louisiana.

So, in his rush for promoting his own religion, Bobby Jindal now has opened up the door for the antithesis to his own faith, literal devil worship, into the classrooms. While I highly doubt that the followers of LaVey’s teachings are inclined to start a facility of higher learning, stranger things have happened.

Perhaps soon, the Governor and the legislators who created this problem to begin with will grasp why it is that the Founding Fathers put into place a wall of separation between church and state in the first place. Because opening up Prayer in school might not bring with it the particular prayers you imagine.