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#1 posted 968 days ago

The challenge is that the “freedom of Religion”cited for the first amendment – “the establishment clause” deemed that there should not be an official Government Religion.

This has been picked at and twisted by groups to be Freedom FROM religion.

Pushes:
The ban on school led prayer/bible reading in the above case I was fine with – it was stated in the article as being a “Turning point” where the author felt a part of morality had gotten derailed, as the cases meaning gets stretched and twisted.

now it is ordered to Remove the 10 commandments from government buildings

No Christmas trees on public property

the World War 1 memorial in the Desert in california – erected a cross in 1936 – but the ACLU fought to have it removed. Ultimately in 2006 the Supreme Court ruled that the presence of the cross didn’t endorse a religion so the lefties went out and stole and presumably destroyed the cross.

No Christmas parties in school – only “Winter Holiday”

Kids writing christmas cards from the school to soldiers fighting in the middle east – not allowed to write Merry Christmas – because it is offensive.

We roll down this PC pathway and wonder why things seem so much like american Idol

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