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We would all get along much better if religion was something kept in the privacy of your own home and places of worship.
reply to post by FriedBabelBroccoli
Look at history for an example. Religions have been a driving force in our society for thousands of years and we havent gotten any better for it, even Christianity was behind the Inquisitions, Crusades, and Dark Ages. No religion except for Buddhism (if you can even consider it a religion) is exempt from causing wars and persecution. What makes you think it could get any worse without religion?edit on 1/29/2014 by 3NL1GHT3N3D1 because: (no reason given)
in 2006 children from Gulf Coast states serenaded First Lady Laura Bush with a song praising the President, Congress, and Federal Emergency Management Agency for their response to -- of all things -- Hurricane Katrina. The lyrics were as follow:
Our country's stood beside us People have sent us aid. Katrina could not stop us, our hopes will never fade. Congress, Bush and FEMA People across our land Together have come to rebuild us and we join them hand-in-hand!
Look at history for an example. Religions have been a driving force in our society for thousands of years and we havent gotten any better for it, even Christianity was behind the Inquisitions, Crusades, and Dark Ages. No religion except for Buddhism (if you can even consider it a religion) is exempt from causing wars and persecution. What makes you think it could get any worse without religion?
There is anecdotal evidence to justify just about anything so it would be wise to demonstrate some discretion when making wide sweeping accusatory claims such as yours.
reply to post by IraColmillo
The state funds this public school so the fact that the school is clearly a Christian environment means that this school is violating the Constitution.
If they want to practice mandatory Christian prayer and have murals of Jesus and bible verses adorning their walls the state is obligated to stop funding them because that's what the first amendment states, that the state (who funds this school) should be separate from the church (which is what this school basically is).
Read the first amendment and you'll have your answer. If this were a private school funded by the parents it would be a different story, but it is a public school funded by the state. Very simple.
respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof
The school district has released a statement in response to the ACLU suit, notes KLSA. “The Sabine Parish School Board has only recently been made aware of the lawsuit filed by the ACLU,” the statement reads in part. “A lawsuit only represents one side’s allegations, and the board is disappointed that the ACLU chose to file suit without even contacting it regarding the facts.”
as it's status, for all that it alleges.
Status: Complaint Filed, Motion For Preliminary Injunction Filed, Complaints Also Filed With The DOJ And Department Of Education