March 5, 2015 9:00 pm -


Separation of church and state is a hard thing for people to grasp. Without it, you have things like the Thirty Years’ War, a brutal war between Protestants and Catholics in (where else?) Europe that killed as much as 20% the entire population in Germany and was the worst disaster to hit Germany until World War…


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17 responses to Texas Principal Reads Bible Verses Daily Over Loudspeaker

  1. arc99 March 5th, 2015 at 9:21 pm

    This is precisely the problem I have with religion in the public square. The people who are most eager to include prayers to THEIR god in every aspect of our daily lives, are the very same people who are aghast if they have to sit through a prayer from a Wiccan or a Hindu or a Muslim or a Buddhist.

    All religions are equal under the law. I see no evidence that Christian zealotry recognizes that fact of American life.

    The incident I reference below, happened just 2 days ago. The important point is that America is not a Christian country. We are a country where the majority of the population happens to be Christian. I see that as a huge difference. More importantly, when it comes to the laws of this country, the word “god” appears nowhere in any article, amendment, or section of the US Constitution that has the force of law.

    If some followers of Jesus want to live in a country where their religion is given priority over all others, they had better update their passports and look elsewhere because I will be damned if I am going to stand by and let such an unconstitutional turn of events happen in the United States of America on my watch.

    3 Republican lawmakers protest Hindu prayer in the Idaho state Senate

    March 3, 2015

    • Red Mann March 5th, 2015 at 9:47 pm

      Not only do they not recognize it as valid, they actively fight against the entire concept, calling the notion of separation of church and state a lie and, with David Barton in the lead, create the false notion of a Christian Nation based on the non-existent Judeo-Christians values. Unfortunately, the Republicans have morphed into God’s Own Party, placing religious extremists in positions of political power.

    • rg9rts March 6th, 2015 at 8:11 am

      Remember these are the people that listen to a bush, and I don’t mean George

  2. Rob Harper March 5th, 2015 at 9:47 pm

    Principal Noll needs to stop or go. (BTW, I live in Abington Township, Montgomery County, PA, two minutes from the school district involved in the 1963 case)

  3. allison1050 March 5th, 2015 at 9:52 pm

    I’m not quite certain what to say except….dumb assed Tex-asss once again.

  4. Ronald L March 5th, 2015 at 10:33 pm

    I sometimes wish the South had won the Civil War.

    We, in the North, would be like Sweden.

    The South would be like Somalia.

    • rg9rts March 6th, 2015 at 8:10 am

      I needed that …..also these swedes wouldn’t have to support those somali’s

  5. Angelo_Frank March 5th, 2015 at 10:55 pm

    You have to understand that Texas doesn’t believe in “separation of church and state”. They permit Baptists to pass out Bibles in classrooms before Christmas and encourage Christian prayers prior to school board meetings. Those that complain or file suit, if identified, are subject to intimidation or threats.

    The Republican Party of Texas platform states:
    1. Religious Freedom in Public Schools-
    We urge school administrators and officials to inform Texas school students and district personnel specifically of their 1st Amendment rights to pray and engage in religious speech, individually or in groups, on school property without government interference. We urge the legislature to end censorship of discussion of religion in our founding documents and encourage discussing those documents, including the Bible as their basis. Students and district personnel have the right to display Christian items on school property.

    2. Reaffirm Texas Sovereignty as Reserved Under the 10th Amendment, United States Constitution-
    We strongly urge the Texas Legislature ignore, oppose, refuse, and nullify any federal mandated legislation which infringes upon the states 10th Amendment Right. All federal enforcement activities in Texas must be conducted under the auspices of the county sheriff with jurisdiction in that county.

    • Dwendt44 March 6th, 2015 at 12:31 am

      “discussion of religion in our founding documents and encourage discussing those documents, including the Bible as their basis.”
      A false statement in total and in particular. There is NO bible basis for this country or it’s founding documents. The Declaration of Independence was written by a Deist, not a christian, and the ‘creator’ mentioned was the Deist ‘creator’ not the christian god. Further, the Constitution doesn’t mention Christ, jesus, god, the bible, or christianity. It only mentions religion twice and both times in the negative. The law of the land states explicitly that this country was NOT founded or based on the christian religion.
      But hey, don’t let facts stand in the way.

      • Angelo_Frank March 6th, 2015 at 6:33 pm

        I’m just posting what the Republican Party of Texas Platform of 2014 “states”. Don’t get sore at the messenger. Contact the Republican Party of Texas with your concerns.

        Republican Party of Texas
        1108 Lavaca, Suite 500 Austin, Texas 78701
        Phone: 512.477.9821 | Fax: 512.480.0709

        • Dwendt44 March 6th, 2015 at 11:28 pm

          My comments were in response to the ‘platform’, and not you personally.

  6. rg9rts March 6th, 2015 at 8:08 am

    Texas…does one have to say anymore??? Could you see the reaction if they had to hear the Koran or Talmud??

  7. fancypants March 6th, 2015 at 9:58 am

    rw politics and religion state. What could go wrong ?

  8. Josephine March 6th, 2015 at 2:31 pm

    Keep in mind, this is PURE hypocrisy for those of us who want our faith to be the one shared at schools and not other faiths. With that said, when y’all experience the gift of unconditional love from someone who created each one of us unique and with a purpose- it is then that you will understand the tendency of people to show others that this thing people label as “religion” is breathtaking. It leads us from the darkest depression and daily heroin use (in my case) and finally to peace with who I am and what I have to offer in this world. Like I said at the beginning, it is not right to force our beliefs on others and demand that everyone listens to us. Just b/c some people claim to be Christians doesn’t mean they know a damn thing about the life of Christ. All this said doesn’t justify the actions of hypocrites but rather clarifies their motives. MOCK me all you want for believing that we are all family under one father but just please don’t label my faith on the grounds of what someone claiming to be a Christian says or does that is in direct conflict with the Christian faith.

    • Bunya March 6th, 2015 at 3:36 pm

      Nobody’s mocking you. Liberals are all about “live and let live”. If belief in a supreme being is what gets you through life, more power to you – just don’t force your beliefs on others.

  9. FatRat March 6th, 2015 at 4:23 pm

    I’d like to see some student pull an Andy Dufresne from Shawshank Redemption and take over the PA system.

    RED: I have no idea to this day what them two Italian ladies were singin’ about. Truth is, I don’t want to know. Some things are best left unsaid. I like to think they were singin’ about something so beautiful it can’t be expressed in words, and makes your heart ache because of it. I tell you, those voices soared. Higher and farther than anybody in a gray place dares to dream. It was like some beautiful bird flapped into our drab little cage and made these walls dissolve away… and for the briefest of moments — every last man at Shawshank felt free.

  10. jybarz March 7th, 2015 at 8:06 am

    Religious or any idiological fanatics know no bounds! Out of control.