Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Doors Best Left Closed

In America a war is being waged. Christians are working their hardest to be allowed to push their religious dogma in our nation’s schools. While the idea of "Separation of Church and State" is only an interpretation concept of the intent and function of the Establishment Clause and Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States, it is something that we Americans have upheld for a very long time. The US Constitution’s First Amendment actually says “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof …” (US Government).  So in essence no official religion of the State can be formed but neither can the State prevent anyone from practicing their religion, something that Christians seem to overlook.

This oversight is coming back to bit them in the backside. The Satanic Temple has gone up against Christian groups in Orange County school district who are allowed to hand out bibles. The agreement made by Lucien Greaves in this court case was:

“All of the children in these Florida schools are already aware of the Christion religion and it’s Bible, and this might be the first exposure these children have to the actual practice of Satanims. We think many students will be very curious to see what we offer.

If a public school board is going to allow religious pamphlets and full Bibles to be distributed to students – as is the case in Orange County Florida – we think the responsible thing to do is to ensure that these students are given access to a variety of differing religious opinions, as opposed to standing idly by while one religious voice dominates the discourse and delivers propaganda to youth” (JR)

So in August a Florida judge ruled that the Satanic Temple has a right to exercise religious liberty and distribute their religious information as well. This of course opens the door for ALL religions to be able to distribute their information to those in this school district. And it very well may have opened the door for it to occur elsewhere in the US. This conservative Christian agenda, like many others, has backfired! The door is open… all religious will have a field day with this! And I cannot help but laugh thinking that now they cannot shelter their children from other religions that could allow them to break free of their parental brainwashing

Works Cited
JR, Stephen D Forster. "Florida Schools Have To Welcome Satanic Temple After Allowing Bible Thumpers To Expose Kids To Christian Materials." 15 9 2014. Addicting Info. HTML - http://www.addictinginfo.org/2014/09/15/florida-schools-have-to-welcome-satanic-temple-after-allowing-bible-thumpers-to-expose-kids-to-christian-materials/. 16 9 2014.

US Government. "U.S. Constitution." Amendment 1 - Freedom of Religion, Press, Expression. US Goverment, 25 9 1789. HTML - http://www.usconstitution.net/xconst_Am1.html.

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