Saturday, October 27, 2007

In God We Trust

A California school board member recently proposed displaying this phrase in all the classrooms. His motive? Because "understanding the link between faith and country is necessary to understand the nature of the United States."

Apparently, in order to understand how the United States is a country where everyone is free to practice the religion they choose, we have to put a phrase invoking one religion's Deity up for all to see...

The board member did change his proposal to include the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the Declaration of Independence.

I can understand the importance of including those documents, and agree with that. The problem comes from the intent and motivation behind the proposal. It's yet another example of how a Fundamental Christian is seeking to foist his religion on everyone. And that's just wrong.

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