Thursday, December 11, 2003


France once the home of Joan of Arc (not Joan of Arcadia) is taking strides to ban students from publicly practicing their religion:
A long-awaited report on church-state relations in France advised the government on Thursday to forbid school pupils to wear Muslim veils, Jewish skullcaps or large Christian crosses.

The report presented to President Jacques Chirac said wearing such “conspicuous signs of religion” was contrary to the strict secularism French law requires for state establishments.

Yes, it's always so much better when religion isn't conspicuous. Goddess Reason still seems to be the deity of choice amongst the frogs.

[Thanks to Jennifer B. who brought this issue to my attention]

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