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Why the Medina Valley ISD Graduation Prayer Issue is Ironic

20 March 2012 at 1:56:07 PM

From Judge Biery's ruling, Appendix 2. Background here Link to all case related texts here, including the most recent one instructing Medina Valley ISD superintedent and one of the band directors to apologize to Schultzes. You must read the whole appendix. It starts out with talking about Henri Castro.

Henri Castro, a man of Jewish descent while family converted to Catholicism, was instrumental in the emigration of Alsations from Europe to the United States. Alsace, a small geographic region with its own unique language and religious diversity, was long fought over by Germany and France. There being no independent constitutional judicial system to protect the rights of the Alsation minority from the imposition of German or French government rule, the Alsations chose freedom from the majority by coming to America, some of them settling in Castroville in the Medina Valley of Texas. ...The Alsations who immigrated to the Medina Valley were neither the first nor the last group to come to American in search of freedom from government controlled religion. Before them came the Pilgrams persecuted by the government controlled Church of England, the French Protestant Huguenots persecuted by the French Catholic government of Louis XIV, and the European Jews persecuted by European Christian governments.

They voted with their feet for separation of church and state by coming to the new world.

Go look at the picture on page 9 when Government and Religion join hands.

If government-run public schools also joined hands with religion and had the power to impose religious views, questions arise: Which holy books and prayers would be preferred? The Torah? The Book of Mormon? The Catholic Bible? The New Testament? The Bible as edited by Thomas Jefferson? The Koran? Would Christians be required to face Mecca or observe Hebrew prayer? Would Jews and Muslims be obligated to stand and recite the Lord's Prayer?

Go read the rest.


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