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    Refers to it in a piece about another rightwing lie.

    In turns out that back in 1994, Newt Gingrich and various Religious Right leaders had made Raymond's sorry tale the centerpiece of their campaign of Christian victimization, despite the fact that it was entirely untrue:
    On NBC-TV's "Meet the Press," Gingrich described the situation as "a real case about a real child. Should it be possible for the government to punish you if you say grace over your lunch? That's what we used to think of Russian behavior when they were the Soviet Union."

    But school officials said the incident never happened. Rather, they said, Raymond was disciplined for fighting in the cafeteria.

    "I can tell you he was not reprimanded for praying," said Kenneth Brostron, the school's lawyer. "Do you think it makes sense that the teachers would look around the cafeteria and target the one student who was praying quietly at his seat?"

    The Next Raymond Raines?
    •  Yes sounds more like the truth, that the kid (2+ / 0-)
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      was disciplined for fighting in the cafeteria. That is more common and more likely. But I bet the parents or someone else in the school decided to make it about the kid being victimized for his christian faith.

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      by wishingwell on Wed May 02, 2012 at 02:46:04 PM PDT

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