Skip to comments.School Sued Over Jesus Portrait
Posted on 07/01/2006 9:48:22 AM PDT by Mobile Vulgus
This is a perfect example of several current psychoses running through the seedy underbelly of our culture today. This one story reveals the selfishness, stupidity, and hypocrisy of the anti-religious as well as utter lack of knowledge about our nation's history and form of government.
A school board in West Virginia is being sued by two "civil liberties" groups -- read that to mean groups promoting just THEIR point of view, the rest of you be damned -- because the school happened to have a portrait of Jesus displayed in the hallway.
Did I mention it has been there for thirty years? So it isn't just something someone threw up recently.
So, the ACLU and Americans United for the Separation of Church and State have decided that, thirty years after the fact, this whole Jesus thing is all evil and stuff! Imagine the "harm" that has been done lo these many years to children for three decades??
Oh, the humanities!
Now here is the selfishness of the report. This suit was filed by the two "civil liberties" groups on behalf of Harold Sklar and Jacqueline McKenzie, "whose children attended or will attend the school", as the report makes clear. To recap, one parent has kids gone from the school and no longer under the evil glare of that Jesus picture and the other doesn't even have kids IN the school at all!
So, what is preventing the parent whose children WILL attend the school from sending them to a private school that holds better to her atheist line of thinking? Who says she can't move to another school district, one that doesn't have that bad guy pictured on its walls? Maybe this parent might find a school that has a picture of Marx or someone that might hew closer to their anti-religious views?
Still, how is it a support of "civil liberties" to take away a portrait of Jesus to satisfy two people when that portrait obviously didn't offend hundreds if not thousands of others? Are these two people's sensibilities, sensibilities that can be assuaged in a myriad of other ways, more important than that of perhaps thousands of others?
Apparently the Communist founded ACLU and the illogically founded AUSC&S think it perfectly sensible to promote the "feelings" of two people over that of thousands of others.
Hysterical God-haters, many of them.
The real questions are: What other decorations are in that building, what is the procedure for decorating, who is responsible for decorating, and what are the guidelines for decorating?
If there are other types of decorations there, what is wrong with one of them having a religious theme? Is religious expression not permitted while other varieties of expression is permitted?
If so, then that is viewpoint discrimination
Someday some court will order that all the arms on the crosses at Arlington Cemetary must be removed.
Maybe they are actually standing for the Ten Commandments!
Something about "Thou shalt not make...a graven image?"
I think the school should make the ACLU prove it is a picture of Christ or a symbol of. Impossible when you think about it. Case dismissed in a perfect world.
Why don't they just leave it up but call it a portrait of "Bill" or "Joe", or anyone not so damn offensive?
The only way to stop this is to seperate state from schools and the way is vouchers. No one thought anything about government funded schools until over decades the leftists changed the law under the USSC and many people do not understand the slippery slope that started. People need to know the history of how the upside down world happened to put a stop to it.
It is not a portrait of Christ. Just a represenative of christian organizations.<p.
ACLU prove otherwise as it is impossible.
God Bless Ann Coulter.. she called them right.
this whole thing would be so much more civil and realistic if we just have an amnesty for anything religious before a certain date. That would take car of 90% of this crazyness....This is like Stalin removing certain historical leaders from photos.
"You mean like Democrats?"
More people need to wake up and realize that this isn't a movement to stand up to religious zealots. These groups are on a mission to destroy God and the fabric of our society.
I'm reading her book right now. It's very, very good. So glad for all the flack, because now, many, many more will read it and reap.
(The Palestinian terrorist regime is the crisis and Israel's fist is the answer.)
I particularly don't care for any photo of Jesus because personally I believe in the commandment that "thou shalt not make any graven images." And no one knows what Jesus looked like. However, the pic's been on the wall for 30 years and the school administration doesn't care so why should the ACLU & the other communist-run org care? Just another way for these two to butt in where they're not wanted.