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Purple Homosexualist 'Spirit Day' Saturates U.S. Schools, Media, Stock Exchange
lifesitenews.com ^ | 10/22/2010 | Kathleen Gilbert

Posted on 10/22/2010 8:44:02 PM PDT by massmike

An Internet-born movement to encourage solidarity with teen victims of gay bullying has spurred several celebrities, schools, and media to officially promote the pro-homosexual campaign by wearing purple this past Wednesday.

A young woman named Brittany McMillan, who spread the idea on her Tumblr account, and was championed by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), reportedly began the movement, which is intended to memorialize homosexual youths who have killed themselves.

Several media outlets endorsed the movement, including CNBC, the Today Show, E!, HGTV, Philadelphia Magazine, Ms. Magazine, The View, and numerous Spanish-language media. Even the New York Stock Exchange building was illuminated purple to celebrate the event.

But not everyone is pleased with the Spirit Day, which has been officially adopted in several U.S. schools, including high schools and elementary schools.

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1 posted on 10/22/2010 8:44:05 PM PDT by massmike
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To: little jeremiah

homosexual agenda ping


2 posted on 10/22/2010 8:44:42 PM PDT by massmike (...So this is what happens when OJ's jury elects the president....)
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To: massmike

So basically they are saying they support gay sex for kids.


3 posted on 10/22/2010 8:49:12 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: massmike

I hereby propose that people wear black, brown, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, grey or white (or mixtures of the above) to memorialize those straight people who have killed themselves. And that street lights be illuminated that night, either in white or yellow, in solidarity.


4 posted on 10/22/2010 8:49:22 PM PDT by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: massmike
While homosexualist leaders often attribute these symptoms exclusively to bullying and discrimination, pro-family experts, such as the group Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays and Gays (PFOX), contend that homosexuality is itself a manifestation of a psychological disorder, and that engaging in the dangerous gay lifestyle presents a major threat to an individual's physical and mental well-being.
5 posted on 10/22/2010 8:51:02 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (Mark Kirk "republican" Illinois, not no but HELL NO!)
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To: coloradan
...and I've got JUST the flag.....


6 posted on 10/22/2010 8:52:46 PM PDT by massmike (...So this is what happens when OJ's jury elects the president....)
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To: massmike

“”If teens are encouraged to believe that they are permanently ‘gay’ before they have had a chance to reach adulthood, their life choices are severely restricted and can result in depression.”

What did I hear? Isn’t it about time that was finally admitted that making bad interpretations about a kid’s identity actually hurts the kid. It almost sounds like I am listening to Elmer Fudd from Looney Tunes after he just struck himself on the head with his own mallet.

I would also say, however, that the rest doesn’t weigh out. Kids don’t need to have implications about sexuality shoved in their faces at a young age. I sure am glad I didn’t, at least until I learned what I had to do in order to become a Father when I was in late Middle School. Sometimes I wonder if pedophilia is somehow related to kids getting exposed to explicit material, not that I can prove it, but the concern is there.


7 posted on 10/22/2010 8:54:12 PM PDT by Morpheus2009
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To: massmike

Just fn great, now all my sports teams who wear purple became fag teams. Thanks a lot you degenerate drama queens.


8 posted on 10/22/2010 8:54:56 PM PDT by max americana (Hoax and Chains, Dopeychangey)
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To: Graybeard58; 185JHP; AFA-Michigan; Abathar; Agitate; Albion Wilde; AliVeritas; Antoninus; ...
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Schools, media (of course, MSM Mainstream Media aka Men Who Have Sex With Men but I repeat myself), and even the Stock Exchange? This is madness. Children are being used as cannon fodder in the war against traditional or "real" morality. Please read Graybeard58's quote. It is the simple truth. If these kids were not indoctrinated into thinking "I was born gay and cannot change" they most likely would not commit suicide. There is real help for young people struggling with their sexual identity. Telling them that they are "gay" and cannot change is clanging the prison door shut on them.

9 posted on 10/22/2010 9:11:20 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.CSLewis)
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To: massmike

I am so upset that the homos are now taking over the color purple. Arrrgh!


10 posted on 10/22/2010 9:11:36 PM PDT by GinaLolaB
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To: GinaLolaB
I am so upset that the homos are now taking over the color purple. Arrrgh!

The color purple...the word "gay"...rainbows....

I used to like rainbows,too.....

11 posted on 10/22/2010 9:13:59 PM PDT by massmike (...So this is what happens when OJ's jury elects the president....)
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To: max americana

“Just fn great, now all my sports teams who wear purple became fag teams. Thanks a lot you degenerate drama queens.”

We already knew that about the LSU Tigers anyway.


12 posted on 10/22/2010 9:15:12 PM PDT by reeb88 (How much fun are 72 virgins anyway? How much crying can one martyr take?)
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To: little jeremiah

Dammnit, first rainbows now purple. i used to love rainbows and had my room decorated in them. Now They are taking over purple too, I simply cannot revamp my entire color scheme and wardrobe :(


13 posted on 10/22/2010 9:17:40 PM PDT by sfimom (shift key on vacation again...)
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To: GinaLolaB

I am so upset that the homos are now taking over the color purple. Arrrgh!

Purple, the signature color of old ladies! Touch my purple and you’re dead meat!


14 posted on 10/22/2010 9:18:45 PM PDT by WestwardHo (Whom the god would destroy, they first drive mad.)
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To: massmike

I didn’t see one purple shirt yesterday. Then again, I wasn’t really looking very hard. And can someone possibly explain to me how in the hell the color of someone’s shirt is going to stop a teen from committing suicide?


15 posted on 10/22/2010 9:21:06 PM PDT by richmwill
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To: massmike

I bet the queens are miffed that the breast cancer crowd beat them to claiming pink :)


16 posted on 10/22/2010 9:30:39 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Boogieman
I bet the queens are miffed that the breast cancer crowd beat them to claiming pink :)

Well,with the rainbow,don't they have ALL the colors already?

17 posted on 10/22/2010 9:33:59 PM PDT by massmike (...So this is what happens when OJ's jury elects the president....)
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To: massmike

yep, I saw TV “news” people wearing purple today. Pathetic. Same people who won’t wear American flag pins.


18 posted on 10/22/2010 9:35:25 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Morpheus2009

I believe after raising four boys and working in the school systems that environment is mainly responsible for sexual identity. If parents belittle a child’s sex or make them feel inadequate for being a boy or girl, it will have a profound negative effect.

I would have been classified as a lesbian because I had brothers and was a major tomboy. It is normal for children to go through ages where girls love to hang out with girls and boys love to hang out with boys. Anyone who has read Freud understands the necessity for different stages for healthy sexual development.

Although Freud is wrong in certain areas, he is right about the different stages. Homosexuals know this and they want to fixate and label these kids as gay when they are normal. That is why Obama wants sex education in Kindergarten—so little kids (because they like their own sex better at these ages)—will identify themselves as gay.

Great article....these psychologist/philosophers thought sex is a social construct. I believe that natural law does have some effect, but the nature, especially boy’s, can be easily perverted because of their strong sexual drive. Boys have to be protected from homosexuals throughout development. Most serial killers are homosexual as were the Brownshirts. Charles Manson was a male prostitute as a teenager. It really is an obsessive, nihilistic, degrading, dehumanizing activity and should be treated as such.

http://www.academia.org/the-origins-of-political-correctness/

...Other key members who join up around this time are Theodore Adorno, and, most importantly, Erich Fromm and Herbert Marcuse. Fromm and Marcuse introduce an element which is central to Political Correctness, and that’s the sexual element. And particularly Marcuse, who in his own writings calls for a society of “polymorphous perversity,” that is his definition of the future of the world that they want to create. Marcuse in particular by the 1930s is writing some very extreme stuff on the need for sexual liberation, but this runs through the whole Institute. So do most of the themes we see in Political Correctness, again in the early 30s. In Fromm’s view, masculinity and femininity were not reflections of ‘essential’ sexual differences, as the Romantics had thought. They were derived instead from differences in life functions, which were in part socially determined.” Sex is a construct; sexual differences are a construct.


19 posted on 10/22/2010 9:45:27 PM PDT by savagesusie
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t SEIU’s color purple?


20 posted on 10/22/2010 9:45:59 PM PDT by GunsAndBibles
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To: savagesusie

Savagesusie, if you write some of this stuff up in a vanity, I’ll ping it out.

People need to know this stuff.


21 posted on 10/22/2010 9:52:02 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.CSLewis)
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To: sfimom

I think I had a tagline for a while:

TAKE BACK THE RAINBOW

or something like that.

Rainbows neither belong to nor symbolize anal sodomy.

They are a great beauty of Nature created by God.


22 posted on 10/22/2010 9:55:06 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.CSLewis)
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To: little jeremiah

I know but I usually get caught up in posting comments and then I don’t get my other things done. I am actually not even supposed to be posting now.

I did like that article about political correctness. That is worth reading! I have been reading alot about those bast*rds in the Frankfurt school and they are the cause of everything that is wrong in this country....and I mean everything. All PC thinking.


23 posted on 10/22/2010 9:57:40 PM PDT by savagesusie
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To: WestwardHo

Purple is the color of kings. The rainbow is a covenant from God. Nothing these fools do can change that.


24 posted on 10/22/2010 10:08:12 PM PDT by stevio ( - NRA)
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To: massmike
An Internet-born movement to encourage solidarity with teen victims of gay bullying has spurred several celebrities, schools, and media to officially promote the pro-homosexual campaign by wearing purple this past Wednesday.

I guess they don't care about the heterosexuals who are bulled.
I remember when homosexuals just wanted the government out of their bedrooms. Now, they're in the schools encouraging children to take up that life style. I wonder how many young people have AIDS today because they were sucked in by these homosexual groups. How many matured and realized they were heterosexual after it was too late? Will we see lawsuits against pro-homosexual groups, and the schools who allowed the homosexuals access to the child?

25 posted on 10/22/2010 10:16:43 PM PDT by Razz Barry (Round'em up, send'em home.)
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To: savagesusie

Okay, here’s an idea. When you have a little time for posting, open a document and start writing some. In a few days you’ll have an article! This information is unknown to most people.

Gives perspective and knowledge, and it is like being armed with truth. We need to be armed to fight this evil.

Just encouraging you!


26 posted on 10/22/2010 10:16:50 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.CSLewis)
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To: massmike
When the rainbow thing came out my daughter was in school and she had some rainbow patches on her jeans. I had some that I kept from the 1970s and she loved them; me too. We love the rainbow and I would always pull off the road and we would watch when one appeared after a rain. Along with the song Judy Garland sang in Wizard of Oz which got me through a lot of times when I was a little kid but mostly for God's promise to Noah. So I cut out some white material like a cloud and sewed these under the rainbows and crewel stitched in small letters, “Take Back The Rainbow” and she loved them even more and it caught on with a lot of kids.
27 posted on 10/22/2010 10:48:22 PM PDT by forest153 ("There's a snake in my boot!")
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To: little jeremiah

ALL right...but you probably know how addictive it is to look at the posts and that is when I get fired up...getting mad at what idiots are doing in our country and to our kids.....sickening!!!!!


28 posted on 10/22/2010 10:56:52 PM PDT by savagesusie
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To: massmike

We had one of our morning news guys (who is gay) make a “special statement” a few mornings ago. He said that he was wearing purple to stand in solidarity with those who are or have been bullied in school. He was bullied “simply for being who [I] was.” Oh, and he wanted kids to know “It gets better.” (”It Gets Better” is a pro-homosexuality campaign to inform young people that even though things at school are tough right now, it will get better over time.) It was started by that sicko Dan Savage who wrote (or maybe still writes) a column called “Savage Love.” Disgusting column.

I know how terribly painful bullying is, how devastating it is for children. I think it’s important to make sure that people are treated badly in school have some help and some guidance.

What I don’t need is my weather guy throwing it in my face at 6am!


29 posted on 10/22/2010 11:00:41 PM PDT by FarRightFanatic (It wasn't an election. It was a socialist coup.)
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To: massmike

Oh, and not to mention — what are VIKINGS FANS supposed to do???


30 posted on 10/22/2010 11:01:36 PM PDT by FarRightFanatic (It wasn't an election. It was a socialist coup.)
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To: reeb88

And the Viqueens.


31 posted on 10/22/2010 11:48:37 PM PDT by jospehm20
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To: GinaLolaB

My daughter has epilepsy and we (and lots of our fellow epilepsy friends) are upset about the color purple being taken over because purple is the international color of epilepsy awareness. March 26 is purple day for epilepsy awareness.

It’s like pink is to cancer.

Now, purple will be associated with this “spirit” day.

Back to epilepsy not getting any awareness.

My daughter also made a point of wondering why they were just targetting gay bullying when lots of people are bullied. Why not just do a anti-bullying campaign.


32 posted on 10/22/2010 11:55:21 PM PDT by luckystarmom
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To: luckystarmom

You and your daughter asked, “Why not just do a anti-bullying campaign.”

Here’s a thread you might be interested in:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2612298/posts

Obama: “It gets better”
www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2010/10/21/president-obama-it-gets-better ^
Posted on October 21, 2010 10:26:42 PM PDT by KJC1


33 posted on 10/23/2010 12:06:32 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: massmike
But not everyone is pleased with the Spirit Day, which has been officially adopted in several U.S. schools, including high schools and elementary schools.
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

I am very frustrated to read posts from so-called conservative Freepers who **insist** that this godless abomination is not seeping into their child's school.

When are conservatives finally going to wake up? Government schooling is an abomination that MUST be SHUT DOWN!!!!

Not only would shutting down the government schools put an end to this godless abomination in the schools, I can't think of a better way to finally bring full justice to those promoting it. These teachers, principals, administrators, and professors of indoctrination can stand in the unemployment line with the rest of us!

If we are to save this nation, we MUST MUST MUST get our nation's children into conservative private schools! Our children MUST MUST MUST be fully taught the Judeo Christian principles of their specific faith and our nation's founding principles.

34 posted on 10/23/2010 5:58:59 AM PDT by wintertime (Re: Obama, Rush Limbaugh said, "He was born here." ( So? Where's the proof?))
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To: massmike

...

“Homosexual individuals have been found to suffer a significantly increased risk of mental health issues, including drug abuse, depression, and suicide; a UK survey in 2008 found homosexuals twice as likely as the rest of the population to take their own lives. “

...

THAT is because “gay” people are MISERABLE people. Anything will set them off. They are EMOTIONALLY disturbed people that act out sexually.


35 posted on 10/23/2010 6:07:55 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: massmike

I like that!

Here’s more:

“Homosexual individuals have been found to suffer a significantly increased risk of mental health issues, including drug abuse, depression, and suicide; a UK survey in 2008 found homosexuals twice as likely as the rest of the population to take their own lives.

While homosexualist leaders often attribute these symptoms exclusively to bullying and discrimination, pro-family experts, such as the group Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays and Gays (PFOX), contend that homosexuality is itself a manifestation of a psychological disorder, and that engaging in the dangerous gay lifestyle presents a major threat to an individual’s physical and mental well-being.

PFOX executive director Regina Griggs says that school groups that encourage vulnerable teens to identify as gay or lesbian too early are doing them a great disservice by fostering a deep confusion about their own identity.”

Destruction of society is the goal of EVIL people.


36 posted on 10/23/2010 6:09:57 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: FarRightFanatic
I know how terribly painful bullying is, how devastating it is for children. I think it’s important to make sure that people are treated badly in school have some help and some guidance.
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Help and guidance? NO! NO! NO!

The child should be removed from this fundamentally abusive environment and returned to his family!If 200,000 years of our human ancestors could see how we treat children, they would be appalled!

If children are placed in prison-like settings ( which institutionalized schooling resembles) there **will** be bullying! We have always had in our institutional schools, (and always will), have the same types of social pathology seen in prisons!

Bullies serve an important roll in the control of prisoners. Just as in prisons, bullies serve their prison managers by intimidating the other prisoners. In schools they serve the **same** purpose. The goal of government schooling has **always** been to graduate serfs of the state!

If we treat children like prisoners we will produce dependent serf-like citizens who will vote for more and more socialism, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Lyndon Johnson, Clinton, and now Obama!

By the way, when our Founding Fathers promoted the education of children, they probably had in mind the educations that they enjoyed....not this monstrosity that our children suffer in daily.

Government schools are child abuse, not only for the bullied, but for the children who see it happening every day all around them.

37 posted on 10/23/2010 6:13:52 AM PDT by wintertime (Re: Obama, Rush Limbaugh said, "He was born here." ( So? Where's the proof?))
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To: coloradan
Hm?...Kinda like?...Wearing blue jeans in solidarity for hetros day? :-)
38 posted on 10/23/2010 6:22:01 AM PDT by wintertime (Re: Obama, Rush Limbaugh said, "He was born here." ( So? Where's the proof?))
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To: stevio

The “normal” people in authority pushing this stuff on kids will have a lot to answer for someday.
Some people mock “total depravity.” It’s one thing to get caught up in this sin because of personal temptation, but so incredibly evil to be a bystander and call this stuff good.


39 posted on 10/23/2010 6:42:29 AM PDT by WestwardHo (Whom the god would destroy, they first drive mad.)
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To: wintertime

Blue jeans or khakis ... or, indeed anything else other than purple, is my plan. Unlike so many others here, I don’t even have anything especially against gays, except for the huge publicity that they constantly keep wanting to have, such as the big flap over DADT and now this (and also the “trainings” they want in schools).


40 posted on 10/23/2010 6:51:21 AM PDT by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: wintertime

Private Schools? For those who can OK. But the children must be taught to know and love the God of the Bible every day at public school. Just as God is acknowledged every day in the US Congress. Gather together, go down to your school boards and TELL THEM to do it. If there is a child or two whose parents don’t want them to pray, give them ear plugs. If the Board or anyone else refuses to comply fire them. Use the ballot box, but, do not accept resistance: overpower it.


41 posted on 10/23/2010 7:08:07 AM PDT by Torahman (Remember the Maccabees!)
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To: WestwardHo
Isaiah 5:20
"Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter."
42 posted on 10/23/2010 8:16:28 AM PDT by stevio ( - NRA)
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To: Torahman

You can’t even get away from it in private school.

My kids go to a very conservative Christian school in California. The school did not do anything with the purple day event, but kids at the school did.

My kids did not support the event beccause they felt it was too pro-gay. One of my middle school daughters really felt the pressure, but she stuck to her guns. She told her friends that she doesn’t hate Gay people, but she still thinks it’s wrong. Her friends told her that she sins and lies about things. My daughter then said that the difference is that she knows she does wrong, and she tries not to do wrong.

My high school son did not feel pressure, and had lots of other kids not supporting the “spirit” day.


43 posted on 10/23/2010 9:01:54 AM PDT by luckystarmom
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To: Torahman
Torahman, hopefully I can persuade you to think differently about public schools and religion.

Why?

1)Answer:...Because at their very best, when today's modern government schools opened ( mid-1800s to early 1900s), they offered up a generic and lukewarm Protestantism. We know what Christ says about the lukewarm. He spits them out of His mouth!

It was not long before government schooling was essentially godless with a sprinkle of prayer in the morning.

2)Whose prayer do we use? Any government powerful enough to force the children to attend schools with Christian prayer, it can force children to attend schools with Muslim, Mormon, Scientology, or pagan prayer.

3) Can you imagine the reaction of many of the Marxist teachers in the government schools? Yes, there may be prayer but the teachers would be sighing with disgust and rolling their eyes. What lesson is taught there?

I had the good fortune to attend Catholic parochial schools for 10 years. Our religious belief was woven into every minute of the day. Moral and ethical issues found in all literature was evaluated from a God-centered and **Catholic** point of view. Our religious leaders and their opinions and writings and our church's history were freely and openly discussed when appropriate to the topic. Just to give only three of likely **hundreds** of examples:

** When we heard a police, fire, or ambulance siren, the nun stopped the class and we all prayed for the safety of all involved.

** We began every hour with prayer and asked God's blessing on the new topic to be covered.

** Yes, we had stars and stickers for rewards but a special treat was to be given a “Holy Card” with a picture of a saint.

A child deserves an education that fully and completely grounds him in his family's religious traditions. He should never be fed lukewarm and generic religion. If his faith and philosophic roots are not deeply embedded in the faith of his fathers, he will be left defenseless when challenged by his Marxist professors and confront with our corrupt culture. To grow those roots his family's religion must be a vital part of every subject. Everything must be evaluated from that worldview.

Yes, we can as a nation move to private schooling. I support vouchers, tax credits, and charters. Then gradually we must move to having parents take on the full cost of educating their own children with charity helping the poorest.

By the way, my daughter and her husband will send their son to a local Christian school. The cost is a mere $3,000 a year. This is **less** than the cost of babysitting....And, the school welcomes children with learning disabilities.

As a nation we **can** afford to move children into private settings. The less institutional and prison-like the better.

With today's technology and wonderful curriculum we should be able to have neighborhood one-room schools in the homes of trusted friends and neighbors. Homeschool co-ops, and storefront tutoring centers are also option. We should move all sports, theater, and music programs to the county departments of recreation.

Our Founding Fathers enjoyed a mixed educational experience of homeschool, one room schools, Sunday schooling, and private tutoring. Children of today could, indeed, have open to them an excellent educational experience similar to that of our Founding Fathers.

44 posted on 10/23/2010 4:06:56 PM PDT by wintertime (Re: Obama, Rush Limbaugh said, "He was born here." ( So? Where's the proof?))
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To: massmike; All

First we need to take back the word gay and return it to what it once meant which was care free and happy.

I refuse to refer to those deviants as “gay”. We must, must, must start referring to them as homosexuals and forevermore discontinue the “g” word!


45 posted on 10/23/2010 5:18:45 PM PDT by proudofthesouth (I Still Hate Commies Even After They Changed Their Names To Liberals)
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To: massmike

Damn right! Let’s start our own pride parades.


46 posted on 10/25/2010 4:16:16 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (The road to hell is paved with good intentions)
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