When the word “God” becomes inappropriate, disruptive in public schools, America really has ceased to exist.
So strange, our Country at its birth honored Nature’s God, we bought bibles for all our schools, we encouraged the Bible be taught in all schools to teach morality, which was necessary for good government. We placed His name on our public buildings, we honored Him by prayers in every branch of government; then, an evil man said no, that was all wrong, God is an enemy of the state, He must be separated from all contact with government, the Church must be excluded from the public square. Note, this applies to only one religion – Christianity.
Now the voluntary mention of God by a student is seen as disruptive, contrary to good order and a constitutional offence to the ears of the children, teachers and parents. God must not be mentioned in school, He must have no place there, teachers may not even bring a bible to school for private reading, as its presence or the presence of the Ten Commandments may corrupt children, they may actually think such things are good for them and accept them into their lives, wholly contrary to any socialist state.
This is liberalism, always has been what liberalism and libertarianism are all about, a secular society wherein God is the opiate of the masses, contrary to good order and interferes with the worship of the state which is necessary for communism to come to full bloom and a liberal utopia of a classless society to become a reality, well except for the ruling class. No God – He is declared Persona non grata, He is unwelcome outside the home and even then, exposing children may be considered child abuse.
Consider the story of a first-grade girl in West Marion, North Carolina, who had the word “God” stripped from a poem she wrote and was going to read at her school’s Veterans Day assembly earlier this month.
The poem honored her two grandfathers who served during the Vietnam War.
“He prayed to God for peace,” she wrote of one of them. “He prayed to God for strength.”
Unfortunately, a parent found out about this, and complained to the school district.
At a McDowell County Board of Education meeting last week, employee Chris Greene said, “We had one parent concerned with the use of the word God in this program. This parent did not want the word God mentioned anywhere in the program. When the demand from this person was heard, the rights of another stopped. It did so by hushing the voice of a six-year-old girl.”
“We need to keep in mind what was our country founded on,” said McDowell County resident Esther Dollarhyde. “It was founded on God and Jesus Christ, and our veterans went out and fought for us so we would have a free country, but if we aren’t allowed to honor them the way that the children want to then America is getting lost.”
School Board member Lynn Greene told McDowell News, “My understanding on the law is a teacher cannot promote any certain religion, but when it comes to students voicing their opinion or expressing themselves in a poem we pretty much have to give some leeway. To me this whole thing is a violation of that child’s rights. Nobody forced her to write the poem, that was her part of the program. She was asked to write a poem about veterans and she did. My personal opinion is that her rights were violated.”
After fully examining the issue during the BOE meeting, President and Chief Executive Officer Ken Paulson stated the school did in fact have the right to remove the word “God” from the child’s poem.
“Courts have consistently held up the rights for students to express themselves unless their speech is disruptive to the school,” stated Paulson according to McDowell News. “When the little girl wrote the poem and included a reference to God she had every right to do that. The First Amendment protects all Americans. She had every right to mention God, (but) that dynamic changed when they asked her to read it at an assembly.”
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