This is a practical example of the "enlightened despotism" that many American statists, elitists, and progressives would impose on all of us. Unfortunately, various degrees of this are supported in certain corners of academia. (See here and here.)
"We were told we're 'excessive Christians' by our therapeutic supervisor," a DYFS contractor, said John Jackson. . . "They've been ridiculed for praying before their meals, their Bibles have been taken away from them. I made up books of pictures for the kids. They took away pictures of all their parents, brothers and sisters, stripped them of any memory of home.