Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Bible Banned In Broward County

"Bible Banned In Broward County" (by Gary Bauer)

"We (CWF) reported yesterday about the narrow victory at the Supreme Court upholding Christian prayers at government meetings. But no one should doubt that there is an ongoing assault against the free exercise of religion. All too often the victims of this secular assault are our children. 

The latest example comes from Broward County, Florida, where a fifth-grade student was told he could not read the Bible during a period of time in which the students were supposedly free to read whatever they wanted. 

Every few weeks we hear about a situation where a student has been told that they can't pray, can't read the Bible or can't share their faith. Men died so that our children could enjoy these rights! 

...there is tremendous hostility to faith. Evidently a significant number of teachers still believe that anything to do with religion is banned once a child enters the schoolhouse door... 

When I (Gary Bauer) was in the Reagan Administration, we did inform all 16,000 school districts that children have the right to express religious ideas. And so too did the Bush Administration in 2003. 

The culture war is real, my friends. Elections have consequences, and personnel is policy."

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I share this not as a political statement (although it is relevant) but as a wake-up call that there are plenty of people (on both sides of the political aisle) who are hostile to the free exercise of religion. We are a nation of people who love their rights. But we seem to be unaware of how quickly we are losing them. No doubt we will miss them once they're gone. DRG

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