A recent news story put me in mind of Matthew 6:5-6: “And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.” What put me in mind of it was that a teacher was complaining that the policies of the school district meant she felt she needed to go "behind a closet door" with someone when the two of them wished to pray during school time on school grounds over some matter. My little "Eastern" Orthodox brain just can't get my head around it. Why complain when secular conditions exist that actually encourage you to fulfill a commandment voiced by Christ, himself? What is the underlying attitude behind this? What drives this mindset?