Protesters, have you ever heard of separation of Church and State?

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  1. gwartney

    gwartney Unafilliated Gold

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    I'm so fucking tired of people trying to inject religion into school. It's not in the constitution but it has been well supported by the courts. Religion is the root of so many problems...

    http://www.wfaa.com/story/news/local/2014/08/28/prayer-protest-midlothian-school-plaques/14738733/

    MIDLOTHIAN -- Midlothian Independent School District parents protested Thursday with prayer against the district's decision to remove two plaques from schools because someone complained they violated separation of church and state.

    A group of about 150 parents showed up at Don Floyd Memorial Stadium across the street from the district's administration building Thursday morning.

    The district scheduled a news conference at 2 p.m. Thursday to update parents on its position after two days of peaceful protests over the displays. Wednesday night a similar number of parents held a prayer rally outside Long Branch Elementary School.

    In a statement released earlier this week, district officials said the staff attorney recommended removing the plaques to avoid a legal challenge.

    The two plaques, one at Long Branch Elementary and the other at Mt. Peak Elementary, were placed at their respective schools back in 1997.

    The one outside Long Branch Elementary has Christian crosses and reads as follows:

    "To the education of God's children and to their faithful teachers in the name of the holy Christian Church."

    Someone lodged a complaint with the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation and the group sent a letter to the district in June indicating that the plaques were unconstitutional. The district's attorney, John Hardy, responded in July.

    Ken Thompson attended the Thursday morning protest. He said he was on the school board when the plaques were approved. He said the person who objected to them should have brought their concerns to the community.

    "They should have addressed the board if they wanted it gone," said Thompson. "I don't like someone from Wisconsin saying what Texas needs to do."

    Thompson said back then, the district's attorneys approved the plaques' placement at the schools.

    Several protestors said that because the majority of people in Midlothian are Christians, that alone should determine whether the plaques stay or go. Some challenged FFRP to sue and said they would support the district if a legal battle were necessary.
     
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    gwartney Unafilliated Gold

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    So, this probably should have been in politics, eh?
     
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    i hate people
     
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    calm down gwartney
     
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    gwartney Unafilliated Gold

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    Are you a member of ISIS?
     
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    Gas Face Well-Known Member

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    what's it to ya?
     
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    So a plaque mentions God. Big fucking deal. People should be more worried about the dwindling resources in public school systems rather than the decorations outside of them.
     
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    The "separation of church and state" as prescribed by the constitution does not mean that religion cannot be mentioned or recognized by the government. It means that the government does not have the power to establish an official religion or give preferential treatment to any religion. You sound like one of the dumbfucks who thinks that the 1st Amendment also gives them the right to tell their boss to fuck off without being fired..
     
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    Well, the plaques do give preferential treatment to those who believe in God and are Christian, therefore unconstitutional
     
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    These same people would be losing their shit if the plaque said "In the name of almighty Allah and his prophet Mohammed" but since it's their own imaginary god they're good with it.
     
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    Bullshit. The atheists need to ask to put their faggot plaques up too. Now if they tell those faggots that they can't you'll have an argument.
     
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    Mlaw Quite Contrarian Gold

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    ...and Christianity, would you be ok if it read:

    "To the education of Allah's children and to their faithful teachers in the name of Islam and Sharia Law"?
     
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    Mlaw Quite Contrarian Gold

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    Did hell just freeze over? Because we pretty much agreed exactly, nearly word for word
     
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    If you want to talk about god in school then send your faggot kids to a christian school.
     
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    Let's touch cockheads.
     
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    You're right. And while we're at it, let's just eschew all paper money because it reads "in God we trust"
     
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    You sound like one of those dumb fucks who only read the headlines of a thread. I specifically mentioned that keeping religion out of school is not supported by the constitution but has been endorsed by many courts, cockhead.
     
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    Protesters don't post here retard
     
  20. geo

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    yes gwart, this thread is swimming in dangerous waters. dangerous chriza-infested waters :surprised: