I once had an argument with the head of the English department at Taos High School. She was on a rant about "those close-minded fundamentalist parents trying to tell her what she could teach (show movies)" in her classroom. When I pointed out that her close-minded-ness was just as close- minded as the close-minded Fundamentalist, she became irate. Basically, I was standing up for parents - any parents - who definitely should have a say in what their children are learning. Or, if they do not have those rights, they need to get the heck out of the public schools. Just for the record, I do not think God should be taught in the public schools, because whose god are you going to teach? But I do believe talking about God or praying to Him, or moment of silence, etc are good things. I do believe that scripture can be used or shown in the classroom just as quotes from other people/gods/religions are used. It is all part of our culture. It's all part of a learning process. To ban religion is just close-minded.
This morning, I saw this article on Fox News. If you think fundamentalists are close-minded, how about these teachers? I thought this was a good example of liberals being exactly what they accuse conservatives of being - close-minded.
Then there was this article on abortion and the media. Whatever your views on abortion - why isn't this being reported on by the mass media? Close-minded.