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‘Christianity is Abhorrent’: More Atheistic Materials to be Distributed in Public Schools
christiannews.net ^ | July 17, 2014 | Garrett Haley

Posted on 07/17/2014 3:35:56 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012

ORLANDO – A federal judge has given a secular organization the green light to distribute more atheistic and anti-Christian materials to Florida public school students, in spite of the materials’ graphic content and offensive language.

As previously reported, the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) learned last year that a Christian ministry had made Bibles available to Orlando high school students on “Religious Freedom Day.” To counter the Bible distribution, FFRF sought permission from the school district to give students a variety of atheistic and anti-Christian materials.

According to reports, the Orange County School Board permitted FFRF to distribute several books and pamphlets, including a booklet entitled “What’s Wrong With The Ten Commandments?” and a brochure entitled “What Is An Atheist?” However, the board prohibited FFRF from giving students several other publications, citing the materials’ “disruptive” and inappropriate content.

FFRF promptly sued the school board for not allowing the distribution of the materials. Eventually, the school board complied with the organization’s demands, giving FFRF permission to distribute the previously-prohibited materials. Then, earlier this month, a district judge officially dismissed the FFRF lawsuit, thus giving the green light to the in-school distribution of atheistic materials.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: antigod; antireligion; arth; children; democrats; ffrf; florida; homeschool; immoral; nea; publicschools; religion; school; teaching

1 posted on 07/17/2014 3:35:56 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

Christian children aren’t allowed to give out candy canes at Christmas.


2 posted on 07/17/2014 3:42:13 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: ilovesarah2012
‘Christianity is Abhorrent’: More Atheistic Materials to be Distributed in Public Schools

They don't know what Christianity IS. They don't know IF it's "abhorrent" or not.

Lost in the mirror's gaze,
Come away; come away.
3 posted on 07/17/2014 3:44:31 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: ilovesarah2012

It wouldn’t be very Christian of me to wish bad things on these people, would it?

Let’s just say I will leave vengeance to God.

I don’t recall seeing anything about this organization passing out literature criticizing islam or mohammad.

They make my blood boil.


4 posted on 07/17/2014 3:44:36 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: dandiegirl
Christian children aren’t allowed to give out candy canes at Christmas.

That's not only anti-Christian, that's anti-Dentite.

5 posted on 07/17/2014 3:46:30 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: ilovesarah2012

comrade obamatollah allowing satan’s minions to indoctrinate “the children”.


6 posted on 07/17/2014 3:46:59 PM PDT by newfreep
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To: ilovesarah2012

Freedom from religion? How do these pushy idiots think they are going to get freedom from their souls? They carry their souls around with them while they are here. They carry their souls with them when they go.


7 posted on 07/17/2014 3:49:44 PM PDT by abclily
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To: ilovesarah2012

It used to make mine boil, until I realized that the Lord is in control of everything. No matter what they THINK they are accomplishing, they will have to answer for it. It’s going to be more than eye opening when they hear those dreaded words, “Depart from me you practicer of lawlessness, I never knew you.”


8 posted on 07/17/2014 3:57:30 PM PDT by mothball
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To: mothball

But they are influencing young children. If they want to promote atheism, then Christians can promote Christianity.

The Supreme Court has ruled that for legal purposes, atheism is a religion.

Kaufman v. McCaughtry

“It is also noteworthy that the administrative code governing Wisconsin prisons states that one factor the warden is prohibited from considering in deciding whether an inmate’s request to form a new religious group should be granted is “the absence from the beliefs of a concept of a supreme being.” See Wis. Admin. Code § DOC 309.61(d)(3), cited in Kaufman v. McCaughtry, 2004 WL 257133, at *9. Atheism is, among other things, a school of thought that takes a position on religion, the existence and importance of a supreme being, and a code of ethics. As such, we are satisfied that it qualifies as Kaufman’s religion for purposes of the First Amendment claims he is attempting to raise.”

http://openjurist.org/419/f3d/678/kaufman-v-r-mccaughtry

I am going to post to Jay Sekolow’s FB page. I am tired of doing nothing.


9 posted on 07/17/2014 4:10:49 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

They’re stamping their feet at God like children throwing a tantrum. I believe deep down they know He exists, but they’re railing against that knowledge. They want nothing to do with Him.

Their mistake.


10 posted on 07/17/2014 4:11:02 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: CatherineofAragon

But they do not have the right to drag innocent children down with them! I don’t care what they believe or don’t believe any more than I care who has sex with who but they can’t force it on others.

The worst thing Christians in America did was let Madelyn Murray O’Hair force prayer out of schools. One disgusting woman changed America and no one even tried to stop her.

When do the millions of Christians in America stand up and say “enough”?


12 posted on 07/17/2014 4:16:05 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Viennacon

I wouldn’t shed a tear.


13 posted on 07/17/2014 4:16:38 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

I know, I’m right with you. I agree with everything you say. I’m mad, too...every day I wonder how my head keeps from exploding.

Not to be hopeless (actually it’s the reverse, for us), but we know the Bible is true, and as we get closer to the end times, this kind of thing is going to be epidemic. But we know how it all comes out.

Did they ever find Madelyn Murray O’Hair’s body? I read her son’s book. He’s a Christian. He described a hellish upbringing by a demonic woman.


14 posted on 07/17/2014 4:22:24 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: ilovesarah2012

The worst thing America did was to create government K-12 schooling.

If there were no government schools, atheists would send their kids to atheist schools and Christians would send their kids to schools that uphold their worldview.

It is IMPOSSIBLE to have a religious neutral education because such a philosophic state of neutrality can not exist in the mind of any sentient human. For this reason government schools has ALWAYS been a First Amendment and freedom of conscience abomination and always will be.

SHUT DOWN GOVERNMENT SCHOOLING!


15 posted on 07/17/2014 4:22:26 PM PDT by GaltTrader
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To: ilovesarah2012

The worst thing America did was to create government K-12 schooling.

If there were no government schools, atheists would send their kids to atheist schools and Christians would send their kids to schools that uphold their worldview.

It is IMPOSSIBLE to have a religious neutral education because such a philosophic state of neutrality can not exist in the mind of any sentient human. For this reason government schools has ALWAYS been a First Amendment and freedom of conscience abomination and always will be.

SHUT DOWN GOVERNMENT SCHOOLING!


16 posted on 07/17/2014 4:22:26 PM PDT by GaltTrader
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To: ilovesarah2012

Anyone on Free Republic not grouping FFRF in with the Weather Underground, Black Panthers, CPUSA, SPLC, CAIR, ISIS, HAMAS needs to get their head out of their ass.

These people are not only anti-American trash, they are also satanic


17 posted on 07/17/2014 4:22:36 PM PDT by Viennacon (Rebuke the Repuke!)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Sounds great to me. Anytime I can get a conversation started with a “hater” there exists the chance that the Spirit might use a word or two of mine and plant a seed. One of the greatest days of my life was when a old atheist friend of mine contacted me out of the blue twenty years after our last meeting, and told me of his repentance, acceptance of Jesus, and salvation. He credited me with getting the process starting, even thought I still think I was the lousiest evangelist possible at that time of my life.

God uses even the worst situations to His Glory. Bring it on.


18 posted on 07/17/2014 4:24:16 PM PDT by wbarmy (I chose to be a sheepdog once I saw what happens to the sheep.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Interesting how much hate atheists have for a God they don’t believe in.


19 posted on 07/17/2014 4:27:51 PM PDT by windsorknot
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To: CatherineofAragon

In January 2001, Waters informed the police that the O’Hairs were buried on a Texas ranch, and he subsequently led them to the bodies.[12][21] When the police excavated there, they discovered that the O’Hairs’ bodies had been cut into dozens of pieces with a saw. The remains exhibited such extensive mutilation and successive decomposition that identification had to be made through dental records, by DNA testing and, in Madalyn O’Hair’s case, by the serial number of her prosthetic hip.[24] The head and hands of Danny Fry were also found at the site.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madalyn_Murray_O’Hair

A fitting end.


20 posted on 07/17/2014 4:30:00 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: wbarmy

I wish I could feel like that. I am just feeling anger.


21 posted on 07/17/2014 4:30:57 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

“But they are influencing young children. If they want to promote atheism, then Christians can promote Christianity.”

Doesn’t the story say that is exactly what happened? The Christians got to give the kids Bibles, so the school district had to allow the atheists to present their materials too.

It’s got to be one of the other. Either any religion/ideology can promote themselves on the school grounds, or none of them can. If the government starts picking which religion they want to allow, that is when I get worried. I do not trust the government to make the correct choice in those matters.


22 posted on 07/17/2014 4:31:17 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: windsorknot

You know who atheists remind me of? That person everyone knows who says the are “so over” their ex, yet they can’t stop talking about them.


23 posted on 07/17/2014 4:37:05 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: ilovesarah2012
But they are influencing young children. If they want to promote atheism, then Christians can promote Christianity.

Did you read the article?

It was the school board which decided that Christian groups could come into the school and give out Bibles to the students. It was only in response to that program that the Atheists demanded, and got, equal time.

24 posted on 07/17/2014 4:40:37 PM PDT by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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To: Viennacon
Romans 12:19
25 posted on 07/17/2014 4:49:42 PM PDT by BraveMan
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To: Lurking Libertarian

“Many people have expressed concern at FFRF’s literature, arguing that the graphic, insulting material is inappropriate in a public school setting.

“The Christians wanted to only distribute Bibles to those who wanted them—not force them on anyone, not bash other religions,” one commenter noted. “… Then the atheists got involved, and they wanted to distribute material, not to promote atheism, but to denigrate Christianity and religion in general. They are not content with presenting their belief system, they have to tear down others belief systems.””

I would love to see FFR try to stop schools from promoting islam. Seems they only want to stop Christianity.

Public School Promotes 5 Pillars of Islam

http://radio.foxnews.com/toddstarnes/top-stories/public-school-promotes-5-pillars-of-islam.html


26 posted on 07/17/2014 4:59:20 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

So can we distribute Bibles then too?


27 posted on 07/17/2014 5:09:03 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: ilovesarah2012

God will have the vengeance, for sure.


28 posted on 07/17/2014 5:09:47 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: ilovesarah2012

**But they are influencing young children.**

Another Reason to Homeschool

ARTH


29 posted on 07/17/2014 5:10:56 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation

Absolutely. Glad my kids are grown. Public schools have become evil.


30 posted on 07/17/2014 5:12:44 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

They’ll probably chuck the stuff straight into the nearest dumpster. Kids never read stuff they get at school unless there’s a grade involved.


31 posted on 07/17/2014 5:37:09 PM PDT by deputytess (Men of the West .....stand and FIGHT!)
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To: ilovesarah2012

where on Earth do these jackass judges come from and where do they get the authority to do about 2/3 of the trash that they do????


32 posted on 07/17/2014 5:56:28 PM PDT by terycarl
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To: deputytess

Good point.


33 posted on 07/17/2014 6:21:07 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

Wow. I had no idea. Fitting, indeed.


34 posted on 07/18/2014 5:20:24 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Public schools are child abuse


35 posted on 07/18/2014 5:25:15 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: ilovesarah2012; 2Jedismom; 6amgelsmama; AAABEST; aberaussie; AccountantMom; Aggie Mama; agrace; ...

ANOTHER REASON TO HOMESCHOOL

This ping list is for the “other” articles of interest to homeschoolers about education and public school. This can occasionally be a fairly high volume list. Articles pinged to the Another Reason to Homeschool List will be given the keyword of ARTH. (If I remember. If I forget, please feel free to add it yourself)

The main Homeschool Ping List handles the homeschool-specific articles. I hold both the Homeschool Ping List and the Another Reason to Homeschool Ping list. Please freepmail me to let me know if you would like to be added to or removed from either list, or both.

36 posted on 07/20/2014 6:41:42 PM PDT by metmom (...fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith...)
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To: metmom

Why do they need to bring in outsiders to distribute the materials? Similar stuff (using much softer rhetoric) is woven into the curriculum already.


37 posted on 07/21/2014 5:20:39 AM PDT by Constitutionalist Conservative (I'm a constitutionalist, not a libertarian. Huge difference.)
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To: Viennacon

I see you are a relative newbie. Stuff like that doesn’t fly around here.....


38 posted on 07/21/2014 5:24:25 AM PDT by Mom MD
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To: samtheman

I think he converted just for the jokes...


39 posted on 07/21/2014 5:27:30 AM PDT by Wyatt's Torch
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To: ilovesarah2012

“What is an atheist?”

According to Psalm 14, the atheist is a FOOL!!!!

“The fool says in his heart, ‘There is no God’.”


40 posted on 07/22/2014 2:53:59 PM PDT by Honorary Serb (Kosovo is Serbia! Free Srpska! Abolish ICTY!)
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To: metmom; wintertime; JenB; Tired of Taxes

This is a case of outright hostility to Christians. It seems to be increasing.


41 posted on 10/07/2014 2:02:21 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (The War on Drugs is Big Government statism)
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