Thursday, January 21, 2010
God's Own Education
Ed Brayton has the story of a school district in a small town in Ohio which has a "mission statement" which says that the schools "value belief in God." The Freedom From Religion Foundation has threatened a lawsuit and the locals are much agitated*. Faux News is, naturally, out to exacerbate the situation with the ridiculous headline "The Name Of God Is Under Attack In One Local School."
The most telling thing is the actual wording of the mission statement:
We value: Responsibility, honesty, respect, integrity, commitment, belief in God and religious freedom.
* The comments to the Faux News story give an idea of how it's going. Perhaps the most clueless response may be this:
This is so sad when we are told we cant worship God! May God have mercy on thier (sic) souls!