Take this for what it is worth: At every other stage of the trial over the Encinitas public schools yoga program, the opponents’ law firm has issued a fairly lengthy press release.
Not this time.
You can find it here. But it basically amounts to this statement:
“No other court in the past 50 years has allowed public school officials to lead children in formal religious rituals like the Hindu liturgy of praying to, bowing to, and worshipping the sun god. We are disappointed with the decision and are carefully considering our options.”
It’s to be attributed to Dean Broyles, President and Chief Counsel of the National Center for Law & Policy, attorney for petitioners and appellants, the Sedlock family.
As I’d noted earlier, somehow it seems this ended up hinging on Surya Namaskara and whether that means one is worshipping the sun.
And for what it’s worth, the Universal Society of Hinduism has suggested every school in California add yoga, which it refers to as a “living fossil.”
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