Hey, Betsy, Leave Them Kids Alone

If you’re an avid Simpsons fan like me, you’ll recall the time Ned Flanders, the religious “neighboroni” to the Simpson family, becomes the principal of the elementary school. Flanders leads the school in a simple prayer: “Let us thank the lord.”

Upon hearing the fledgling prayer, Superintendent Chalmers, the hard-to-please school system administrator, erupts in a small uproar. “A prayer?” he yells. “A prayer in a public school? Prayer doesn’t belong in a public school just like facts don’t have a place within organized religion.” Read the full article.