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January 13, 2020

White House says Trump will issue new rules to expand ‘constitutional prayer’ in public schools

Filed under: Bigotry, Children, Criminal, Fascism, News, Political, Questions, Religion — Scottie @ 07:00

This is dangerous pandering to his evangelical base.   He desperately needs then right now and so this push to expand forced Christian prayers lead by the establishment in public schools.   Note the presidents lawyers attack on “Buddhist Meditation” which shows that any accommodation of people of other faiths is not to be tolerated to them.  This shows that the religious groups are doing everything they can to force the entire country to live and practice the doctrines of their religion.  They are not interested in others rights, not interested in fairness, they only want the right to rule.   A theocracy.    Hugs

President Donald Trump plans to introduce new guidance for expanding “constitutional prayer” in public schools.

The details of Trump’s guidance were not immediately available but the president is on record suggesting that he wants to expand prayer in public schools under the guise of First Amendment rights.

On Saturday, Trump attorney Jay Sekulow condemned schools for practicing “Buddhist Meditation,” which he said was different than “Christian meditation.”

 

 

4 Comments »

  1. As I recently pointed out on my own blog … the Constitution allows religious beliefs/practices … it does not enforce them. He doesn’t really have a whole lot to hang his hat on.

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    Comment by Nan — January 13, 2020 @ 12:31

    • Hello Nan. Yes I understand, but they do not want what the law already allows, they want to do what the laws prohibit. We have seen that the new SCOTUS is willing to over turn long standing precedent to over turn laws preventing religion being forced into the secular arena and paid for with the government funds. Two recent cases showing this are the one allowing towns to gift tax payer money to churches to pay for non-religious things like playgrounds and repairs, and the case of the 40 foot tall cross on public land maintained by the town with taxpayer money. Both of these things before were illegal, but now not only are they legal they have opened the door to other worse violations. I am going through my emails looking for new posts I have missed to go read. I have to take some time to go set Ron’s laptop up to mirror to his TV so he can watch an oriental series only online. Hugs

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      Comment by Scottie — January 13, 2020 @ 15:25

      • You DO stay busy!!

        Yes, I know much is going on related to the religious forcing their way into government. And getting away with it. It’s disgusting, offensive, maddening … but until we get different leadership, it’s probably going to continue. I will admit, however, that I’m afraid some of it will continue on “under the covers” simply because they can and no one stops them — primarily because in some areas, “they” are the majority.

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        Comment by Nan — January 13, 2020 @ 15:33

        • Hello Nan. I try. As for the law cases I have a podcast I listen to that comes out three times a week that is a really good practicing lawyer and a second host who asks him questions. https://openargs.com/ They have the episodes transcribed now so people can just read them if they want. They cover all sorts of topics and from a liberal atheist point of view. Normally they are spot on but they always correct anything the lawyer gets wrong. As I mentioned before I have systems set up that even when I am not at my computers I have constant information going into my mind. I have to or … well you know. So I have earbuds, portable speakers, and even waterproof ones in the shower. So I get a chance to listen, read, or watch a lot of information. I have been taking breaks lately to watch some of the movies and streaming services we have but I find my attention span for movies is less than the length of them. As for hooking Ron’s laptop up to the TV, I wanted to do it for him yesterday but my back hurt too much and I was having trouble walking. He kept saying it was OK, but he was trying to watch them on his 10 inch IPad. I have his laptop on a shelf here in my office and he wouldn’t even let me set it up for him. So I will do it today while he sleeps. He really is worried I will fall and hurt my self or something.

          As for the religious intrusion into secular life / government. You are very correct I fear. Look how the Johnson amendment is totally ignored now and the IRS is restricted from enforcing it. Evangelical churches openly pushing for political candidates with no restraint, yet atheist non-profits can not or lose their non-profit status with the IRS. Hugs

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          Comment by Scottie — January 13, 2020 @ 15:52


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