Re “Parents distressed by yoga,” Nov. 7
The parents of children in the Encinitas schools who are concerned about the dangers of religious indoctrination resulting from the introduction of a yoga curriculum shouldn't worry too much. The acceptance of soccer, volleyball and even lacrosse in schools has caused some students to stray from the baseball, basketball and football religions, but — come playoff season — they'll be back.
As a person of faith but not a Christian, I need to get this straight:
Those with “Christian values” have no problem with Christian prayers before and after football games, school sport banners with biblical sayings, Christian invocations at Little League games, Christmas pageants at public schools, the Ten Commandments at courthouses and crosses everywhere to commemorate everybody and everything.
Now we have yoga in Encinitas schools and the world is somehow coming to an end?
My children were told throughout their school years to “just sit out” any of the Christian events that were contrary to their religious beliefs. These parents need to do the same.