My family, who side on the far right on many issues (My sister pulled her kids out of public school for reasons to include...Gasp!..."you know they have harry Potter in the library!), has discussed this topic many times at the dinner table. Last time it went like this....
Dad.."It's a shame they took prayer out of the school! Kids today need that kind of upbringing."
Me..."Well Dad, would you support classes beyond Christianity? Like a class about Islam, LDS, or any other group?"
Dad..."Heck No! Those are not religions! They are CULTS! They do not believe in the Bible."
Me..."Yeah, and that's why your religion should not be in the school either!"
I just wish they would educate kids on stuff like reading, computers, and other academic studies. Quite frankly, I choose a church based on many things. And even though they are called the same, one church can be quite different then the next, even with the same name on the front. I personally do not want some union card carrying, college indoctrinated, public school teacher, talking to my kids about God and any other twisted thoughts that one could possibly have. Teach my kid the basics. And leave the religion (and the schools twisted political indoctrination) to the parents.
We had a moment of silence when I went to school where kids could pray if they wanted. Not so sure many of my classmates made good time of this moment. Me??...I was busy scoping out the girls sitting in front of me...
Hey...I turned out just fine!