Friday, November 30, 2012
Extreme censorship of even religious "references."
owever, had this 6-year-old girl in North Carolina wrote that her veteran grandfather prayed to allah, no doubt the government skewl PCensors™ would've allowed her to read her poem at the Veterans Day assembly:
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....
After fully examining the issue during the [McDowell County Board of Education] meeting, President and Chief Executive Officer Ken Paulson stated the [government] school did in fact have the
right [power* –FIFY, LR] 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 [government] 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."
Paulson said that because the students were a captive audience — they were at a mandatory assembly with no place else to go if they didn't want to attend — administrators had the
right [power] to remove the word "God."
"Courts have found that religious references at [government] school-sponsored events generally run afoul of the First Amendment," said Paulson. "When a
public [government] school knows there's going to be a reference to religion then there is a problem and they have to address it. The reason for these restrictions is to prevent the government from endorsing a specific faith or religion. So public [government] schools have to steer clear of religious references."
Fox News contacted the parents of the student in question for comment, but they declined.
Pray for America, Dear Citizens. Just don't let anyone catch you doing it openly in "our" government skewls.
* In the United States of America — at least for now — only the individual citizen has rights. His government has powers that he and his fellow citizens expressly and specifiedly chose to merely loan it, and may at any time choose to reserve solely to themselves again.
Labels: death of Freedom, godless liberals (BIRM), liberals are always extreme, more liberal intolerance, Outlaw Government Schools NOW, Separation of Common Sense and State, socialist injustice
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