Friday, October 21, 2005

Oppression of 5 year olds

In Baldwinsville, NY there is an elementary school that has taken the cake on outlandish behavior under the guise of "separation of church and state". From this story covering the matter on WND:

The student reportedly was expressing his belief that God was the only way to save the environment.

School officials rejected one version of the poster and then obscured a portion of the second version when it was placed on display at an assembly, citing concerns over its "religious" nature.

Liberty Counsel, a Florida-based public-interest law firm, filed suit over the second poster.

"To allow a kindergarten poster to be displayed for a few hours on a cafeteria wall, along with 80 other student posters, is far from an establishment of religion," said Mathew D. Staver, president and general counsel of Liberty Counsel. "To censor the poster solely because some might perceive a portion of it to be religious is an egregious violation of the Constitution."

The PUNCHline of this whole thing is that the courts are bouncing this one around and this case will likely wind up at the Supreme Court before it is over. Have we lost our sanity?


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