Did you ever notice that the persons who love to claim that Christians are out to quash everyone's freedom; and want to oppress everyone, are the same persons who have so strenuously and forcefully fought to have a monopoly on what our children learn in public schools? i.e.. to push their views of sexuality and the origin of humanity as the only ones allowed to be taught, etc The irony should not be missed.
Why not allow open debate?, critiques of textbook views? and alternate views in our textbooks? Let the children ultimately decide which ideas sound most reasonable. If the secularist view of the world is right and true, what is there to be afraid of in debate and presenting alternate views? Secularists have become so defensive about the truth of their own views that, instead of debate, other views are either ridiculed or outlawed. It is the nature of human beings to think of themselves as unbiased, neutral bystanders, so totalitarian tendencies often sneak in without notice.. It is awfully convenient to declare that one's own view is "not religious" and thereby give yourself the right to monopolize the dialog in education.
But as everyone knows deep down, progressive or socially liberal presuppositions about truth and the nature of man are as religious as anyone else. They have created their own narrative of the world and the nature of human beings, about who we are and where we are going. They have a whole narrative of redemption, very much like many other religions. But they cannot demonstrate to me, or anyone else, that their view of what humanity is is necessarily true. They can try to persuade others and that's fine. They have freedom of conscience in the U.S., but persuasion is a totally different animal than soviet style re-education to only one view of truth in the classroom.