Originally Posted by e1618978
Well, the only problem is that they will keep on bringing the issue to the table until they succeed. And with the rising power of Christianity in the USA, it is only a matter of time.
I'm not sure about the 'rising power of Christianity", but they will keep bringing it up. Local school boards (like their local churches) are one of the very few places where people can control their destiny. For about 40 years, left-wing nuts with backing from the ACLU have forced 'political correctness' down their throats and they are pissed off! They can't say prayers at school events, or pass out bibles, or preach on school grounds. The 10 C's can't be displayed in lots of places, and they are pissed off! They think the ACLU is the devil incarnate, or the anti-christ.
Here is an example of how deep this hatred/fear goes. I buy electric service from a 'co-operative' like most rural folks. Most co-ops publish a monthly little gazette to keep their users informed of stuff like how to save on elec. bills and conservation and stuff. There are also articles about (in my case) local Missouri people who do cool stuff, like make boots, or covered wagons, or run a catfish house. Sounds quite pastoral, does it not?
Well, a couple of months ago there was an article concerning one room schools and the pledge of allegiance was mentioned. Then someone wrote a "letter to the editor" voicing an opinion on the inclusion of "under God" to the pledge as it was added during the Eisenhower administration as a counter to the "Godless Communists".
This letter to Ed sooo pissed off some little old lady that she responded this month with the following ......
I read a disturbing letter entitled "A pledge for all?" where Robert Talbot argued against having 'under God' in our pledge...
This man is not aware of our nation's history. Thhis country was founded by people who came here for religious freedom...
Our Founding Fathers believed there was a God in heaven that guided the affairs of men. These men many not have believed in God as their savior, but they know and believed there was a God.
Our nation was founded as a Christian nation. There are plenty of heathen nations where this Robert can go if he despises our country and our God. America: Love it or Leave it
Second, this idea about people being forced to hear the words "under God" is absurd. Christion young people are forced in public schools to be around drugs, sex, and other horrible things. At the same time they are not allowed to pray or carry Bibles. Would you rather our childen believe in God and follow biblical principles or be a generation of drug/sex-obsessed people?
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Sunday morning TV evangelists all say the same thing: We need to TAKE BACK AMERICA from the godless communists/terrorists/liberals/ACLU/government/blah blah blah
I don't believe they are going to "go gently into that good night".