Okay, don't panic. There are resources available to you.
Contact these groups and they will side with you and will take the school to court if necessary.
First... contact American Atheists:
Email Edwin Kagin here -
Fill out this form at the Freedom From Religion Foundation's website:
Ask for help from the Americans United for Separation of Church and State:
Contact the ACLU:
Ask these organizations for help and let the administration know that what they are doing is unacceptable. If they ignore you, these organizations can provide the funds and legal muscle you need to take the school district to court, if you need to.
FIGHT! THIS IS YOUR HIGHEST HOUR AS AN ADVOCATE FOR SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE!!
I hope you do confront the school about this, and then let us know how it goes!
Agreed with Skycomet. You most definitely take action.
This is completely unconstitutional. I would confront the principle immediately. If he/she does not cancel the class I would alert the ACLU and the FFR Organization immediately. Also I would find some other upset parents ........I am sure you are not alone, even in the "bible belt"
Feel the christian love. *headdesk*
Tell them you want your daughter watching cartoons while that class is going on. That way the other kids will wish they were atheists.
I do not have kids, but if I did, I wouldn't want them to be around that junk in school. Sounds like they are starting to indoctrinate a little too early. I agree, a talk with the principal about this is probably a good idea. It might be best to find out early in the school year how much of the curriculum will be religion-based. This could be the beginning of a bad school year if they just started and that kind of stuff is already starting to come up.
Having wasted decades of my life on religion and it's side effects, I'd say that indoctrination at any age under 200 is too early.