A North Carolina School orders a six year old to remove the word "God" from a poem she wrote for a Veteran's Day celebration to honor her grandfathers who both served in Vietnam. Read the Fox News report here.
“He prayed to God for peace, he prayed to God for strength,” the poem read. A parent reportedly found out about the poem and expressed concern
about mentioning the word God during a school event. The parent did not
want the Almighty’s name mentioned anywhere in the program, according to
"We wanted to make sure we were upholding the school district’s
responsibility of separation of church and state from the Establishment
Clause,” Supt. Gerri Martin told the McDowell News.
We keep hearing these stories over and over again. Christ in urine = art, but "God" in a poem = unconscionable. I blame the lack of education. I blame the public schools. The idiots are running the asylum. No where in our founding documents do the words "separation of church and state" appear. BUT they do appear in the 1936 USSR Constitution- Chapter X article 124. We know where it got them. ARTICLE 124 of Chapter X reads "In order to ensure to citizens freedom of
conscience, the church in the U.S.S.R. is separated from the state, and
the school from the church. Freedom of religious worship and freedom of
antireligious propaganda is recognized for all citizens."
Our government buildings are full of references to God. Thomas Jefferson and others attended church services in the Capitol building. In that same building, where the Speaker of the House stands, the words "In God We Trust"are above his head.
The House of Representatives opens each day with a prayer. You can see the archived prayers here. The site goes back to 2000 and also has the first opening prayer from the 1774 Continental Congress.
We need to educate folks on what Thomas Jefferson meant when he wrote about separation of church and state. He absolutely did not mean we could not pray or talk about God in the public square or in government buildings.