1 - joe
21 Nov 2007 @ 3:40:29 PM
Umm...why is the GRISD President preaching religion? If you read their own rules: http://www.tasb.org/policy/pol/private/213901/pol.cfm?DisplayPage=EMI(LOCAL).pdf&QueryText=RELIGION
It clearly states: The District’s approach to teaching about religion shall be academic, not devotional. ... Other than texts used in an appropriate course of study, the District shall not distribute religious texts or materials to students.
It seems hers was a little more devotional IMO. Maybe she shouldn't use any religious sermens during a meeting of GRISD, eh? Latest Blog Post by joe -Women choose Internet over Sex
2 - skb21
6 Dec 2007 @ 11:38:32 AM
marilyn wasnt "teaching" any students here she was simply taking a moment to honor the season. i see nothing wrong with that.
marilyn is smart, strong and witty. she rocks! keep up the good work!
3 - somervellsally
6 Dec 2007 @ 4:01:32 PM
99.9 of what marilyn said and i do not know the lady personally but 99.9 of her comments were about gratitude towards each other and were generic in nature. because a person uses the name god once in a conversation in a positive sense rather than in a curse word does not constitute grounds for ridicule. rather her comments were about gratitude and appreciation for each other more than anything else. go gal. Latest Blog Post by somervellsally -Celebrate Somervell !
4 - salon
6 Dec 2007 @ 4:14:59 PM
ive kind of stayed out of this one. i strongly believe in separation of church and state and dont think that quoting a religious poem that talks about saying grace on every occasion is appropriate at a public school board meeting. perhaps in church. i think it might be argued that the quote about grace from g k chesterton is one usually extensively in a religious context-is that against tea rules or the law i have no idea. Latest Blog Post by salon -Paul Harper wins again at Texas Supreme Court -Anti-Slapp -TCPA
5 - whitkat
8 Dec 2007 @ 7:08:26 PM
well, if grisd is going to quit doing this, then somebody better tell the reverend barry black, us senate chaplain, and reverend daniel p. coughlin, the chaplain to the us house of representatives, that their gigs will be up soon, too.
there is no constitutional separation of church and state. the concept came from thomas jeffersons 1801 letter to a pack of baptist ministers who viewed tjs deism as the first cousin to paganism and warned that his election would bring an infidel to the presidency. here is the link if any would like to read the actual instrument
in regards to religion, the first amendment contains the "establishment" clause not the "separation" clause. it has been our judicial and legislative branches that have morphed jeffersons attemted explanation of his personal religious views into the bloated politically correctsecularist mumbo jumbo that it has become.
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