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  •  There is a kerfuffle (11+ / 0-)

    in a small East Texas town near where I grew up about whether cheerleaders can display huge banners with Bible verses during football games at a public school. The most recent court ruling says that this is allowed. I am dismayed that even many of my Democratic Facebook friends in that region support this imposition of religion (and one specific interpretation of religion, not a generic prayer to "God") into the public sphere.

    I was raised Protestant, am not actively religious now, and totally support anyone's right to practice any religion they choose. I do not support this kind of coercion or tyranny of the majority. If it were a private school, then great, do what you want, because people who don't like it can leave. But that's not the case in public schools. And why do people think that Jesus gives a rat's ass about football, anyway?

    The victimization stuff is easy bait. Too many are convinced that their religious rights are being tramped upon. They probably don't realize the important distinction. Each individual student already has a right to pray at school. But this is very different from school-sanctioned prayer, or schools touting one religion at public events. No wonder I moved away from these nutballs.

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