MOULTRIE — The Bible issue
“We must understand that not everyone was in class the day they taught history and the only thing they know about the Constitution is a vague understanding of the Second Amendment. If a school is handing out Bibles, then it is in direct contrast to a provision of the First Amendment which says the government will not establish a religion.
"That also means they can’t hand out the Koran or any other religious materials. While various religious beliefs came to this country via the individuals who settled here, the ships that brought them were financed by those seeking riches in gold or real restate, furs, etc. And of course adventure was the driving force for some.
"The story of the Mayflower is cute but it is overstated in the big picture."
“I don't know why Dr DePaul is focusing on the lack of consistency between elementary schools when it comes to gifted education. There is no consistency between elementary schools on anything. If a child transfers from one school to another (within our county), it's like a different world. Each school teaches its own things and has its own rules concerning the curriculum."
“Several of these crotch rockets came by my house today and they must have been doing 70 miles an hour. We need a crackdown on these obnoxious things."
“To the parents of Pine Cone Road, your children are not immortals. They are breaking the law by driving the all-terrain vehicles up and down the road or in neighbors’ yards with no adult supervision. What will it take for you to realize how precious your children really are? Death?"
“I want to address several of the pro-Bible-in-schools arguments at once: It's not a matter of being offended; please read the First Amendment. To ‘The Bible’ ranter: Most other religious books do not teach violence; please actually read one.
"The Gideons have a right to give out Bibles, just not in public schools. ‘Nobody complained before’ is not an excuse: Nobody complained about lynchings for a while, either.
"To you who say teach them at home so that they know to not accept a Bible, and use drugs as an example: Those are illegal, too! In public schools our children have a right to be free from religion... also, I am clergy!"
“To the person who talked about violence in the books of non-Christian religions: Perhaps you haven’t read the Old Testament. There’s quite a bit of violence going on there."
“I think you need to research ‘agnostic’. That’s a person who says they is no way to prove there is a God."