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Originally posted by AfterInfinity
reply to post by Dustytoad
Originally posted by Cuervo
reply to post by GoldenRuled
It's a public institution where peoples' children are taught. Religion (unless it's an actual class) should not be a part of any speech or policy by the faculty. I would not want my daughter to be preached to by her school teacher who gets paid with my taxes. That's what private school is for.
However, this was a student, not a teacher. I would defend her right to express her religious beliefs because that is her right. She is not paid. She is not teaching. She can say whatever she wants. While I would always make the decision to defend people and their right to worship who they like, I can't help but imagine the Christian parents' reaction if my daughter ended her valedictorian speech with "Lord and Lady, Horned God and Triple Goddess, thank you for your witness. Blessed be!"
I don't think Christians would be as vigilant with their righteous defense of religion.edit on 29-9-2012 by Cuervo because: gramer grammer grammar!
I disagree. I may not be a Christian, and never will be, but I Love me some God man. Cookies? I havn't really eaten sugar since I was in the Army 6 years ago. Or I could use the pink kitties signature which seems fitting here: