Religious conservative fascism at it's finest! BYE BYE SEPERATION OF CHURCH AND STATE!

Phokus

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<< RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A bill requiring Virginia's public schools to
post signs reading "In God We Trust" has been approved by the state
Senate.

The legislation passed 30-10 on Tuesday, and a similar bill has passed
the state's House of Delegates. The two houses still need to consider
each others' bills.

The measure's sponsor, Republican Sen. Nick Rerras, said the national
motto offers a much-needed expression of hope in an era of terrorism
and weakening moral values.

Senate Democratic Leader Richard L. Saslaw was the only senator who
spoke against the Virginia bill, saying it trivialized the word "God." He
said the moral decline Rerras described has occurred largely in the years
since Congress made "In God We Trust" the national motto in 1956.
The motto's inclusion on coins and currency hasn't helped, he said.

"It is on the back of all of our currency ? not the front, the back of our
currency," Saslaw said. "If you think this promotes either some type of
good conduct or patriotism or whatever, keep in mind people will pull a
gun out of their pocket and kill to get their hands on this piece of paper,
so it does no such thing."

Saslaw proposed an amendment to make Rerras' bill effective only if
Congress passes legislation requiring that the motto be posted in federal
buildings. It was rejected.

"This country has clearly approved and indicated that the term `In God
We Trust' is a patriotic phrase and symbol that gives inspiration to the
entire nation," Rerras said.

Virginia is not the only state moving to display the motto in its schools.

A Mississippi state law that took effect July 1 requires "In God We
Trust" to be posted in every public classroom, cafeteria and gym. The
slogan must be "on an appropriately framed background" of at least 11
by 14 inches.

Florida's House Council on Lifelong Learning last week unanimously
passed a bill that would require school superintendents to allow an "In
God We Trust" motto to hang prominently in schools. The Council
voted 12-0 for the bill, which now goes before the full House.

And in Indiana, legislation to put the motto in 60,000 classrooms
statewide passed the state Senate last week. It now advances to the
House for consideration.
>>



The most screwed up is mississippi of course:

<< A Mississippi state law that took effect July 1 requires "In God We
Trust" to be posted in every public classroom, cafeteria and gym. The
slogan must be "on an appropriately framed background" of at least 11
by 14 inches.
>>



I'm seriously not surprised though. Southern/midwestern hick conservatives are usually the worst type (religious zealots). I am surprised that florida has allowed this though.

You've already me your troll post quota for the day.

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Dedpuhl

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YIPPIE


The god squad strikes again.


Hopefully the Supreme Court shoots this down...
 

Hubris

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Since when do we need the government to raise our children for us? If I want to teach my kid about God, I'll damn well do it at home. And really, what the hell do they think an "In God We Trust" sign is going to do? Create hundreds of child converts? What crap.

Religious zealotry is precisely what this country is NOT about. Friggin wankers.
 

docmanhattan

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It's not like it's never been posted other places...

for example, i don't know, A DOLLAR BILL!

although, i do think the mississippi law is way to picky.

go God Squad! :D
 

Mean MrMustard

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ACLU anyone?

Everytime I hear something like this it makes me want to join that organization that much more.