California judge allows yoga in public schools, saying district's classes are not religious

  • Article by: ELLIOT SPAGAT , Associated Press
  • Updated: July 2, 2013 - 12:35 AM

SAN DIEGO — A judge ruled Monday that a public school district can teach yoga, siding with administrators who argued the practice is a secular way to promote strength, flexibility and balance and rejecting pleas of parents who said the classes are inherently religious and violate the constitutional principle of separating church and state.

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tomtom02Jul. 1, 13 3:12 PM

When I am attempting to perform a "half moon" pose the last thing on my mind is religion, rather I am concerned about falling on my face or hard on my a%%!

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woodwindsJul. 1, 13 7:10 PM

I am very glad that the court ruled the way it did, however, it is a fallacy to say that the separation of church and state is a constitutional principle. There is absolutely nothing, anywhere, in the constitution that specifies the separation of church and state. There is not even a HINT of the suggestion of separation of church and state. Nor does the Bill of Rights specify or even hint at a suggestion of separation of church and state. The Bill of Rights states that "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof". But it is not Congress that is prohibiting the American people from the free practice of their religion, it seems to be a minority of people who would like to take religion away from the American people altogether that are forcing their opinions on the majority of Americans who believe in some form of a god. This is not what the founding fathers intended with the First Amendment. It is being totally turned inside out and upside down. They were all very religious men and would be spinning in their graves over something this petty.

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klmoonJul. 2, 13 8:43 AM

I think those parents need to take a yoga class and learn how to relax.

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northguy7Jul. 2, 1310:03 PM

klmoon: my thoughts exactly. The parents need it more than the kids! Funny how some religious extremists want mandatory prayer and worship in public schools, yet holler so loud over yoga. Unbelievable.

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