Sequels are usually not my thing, but after seeing a couple of stories last night and reading further today, I can’t help myself.
In North Carolina several days ago a 6-year-old girl was told she could not use references to “God” in her veterans day poem. Once again “separation of church and state” law is cited in a further attempt to keep God out of everywhere. This time, however, is a little different . This time a young citizen of the United States of America has been denied her right to free speech. She wasn’t reading a poem written, endorsed, recommended, etc. by a teacher or administrator at her school. She wasn’t asking others to “believe in God” or “accept Jesus as Savior”, she was simply passing on stories of her veteran Grandfathers.
And once again, like a broken record, I will tell you this was not the intent of separating church and state.
I don’t know about you, but I certainly don’t see a poem from a 6-year-old as being a mandate from any government agency for a state endorsed religion. I also think it is safe to say those who would complain or be “offended” by the reading of this poem don’t either.
So for those people, choose not to believe if you will, but have the tolerance with those who do that you are constantly asking for from others.
Something to remember: When we vote, we must consider these types of issues. Not because our legislators or political figures can have much effect on how courts interpret the constitution, but because appointments to the Supreme Court always do.