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Old 05-29-2011, 06:41 PM
 
Location: Richland, Washington
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I wonder how many supporters on this thread think it's perfectly acceptable for schools to take in and educate the children of illegal immigrants? And I don't mean anchor babies.
I don't think it's acceptable for schools to take in and educate illegals. Irregardless of whether the school was obeying the law by having prayer at the graduation, do you think it was acceptable that the kid got death threats because of this? Death threats are in fact a crime, but for some reason this fact seems to be completely ignored.
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Old 05-29-2011, 07:06 PM
 
Location: Portlandia "burbs"
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I wonder how many supporters on this thread think it's perfectly acceptable for schools to take in and educate the children of illegal immigrants? And I don't mean anchor babies.
I know what you mean, Joaquin, and I agree with you. But this has been a very good thread, I think. It's stayed on-task and hasn't been hijacked by infantile drifts. I guess I'm saying that you shouldn't do it, either.
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Old 05-31-2011, 05:07 AM
 
Location: Bellingham, WA
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There are laws that say you cannot take public office if you are an atheist.

http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/Legislat.../article6.html



Arkansas, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas have constitutions that explicitly forbid atheists from holding state office. They are overridden by the Federal Constitution, but have only recently had any challenges.

Atheists Face Discrimination in the U.S.
Wow, I had no idea my state had this law. Just another reason to leave this place as soon as possible, as if I needed another reason.
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Old 05-31-2011, 07:27 AM
 
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So injustice and inequality should only be opposed when people are lynched?
If inaction means that Christian majorities get to keep breaking the law, any rationalization will do. Don't think about it too hard - you can be sure that they don't.
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Old 05-31-2011, 05:34 PM
 
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This is exactly the same as what went on the 60's. Racism was about white privilege and superiority. This is about Christian privilege and superiority. There are in fact a vast number who experienced racism in the 60's (which was strongest in the Christian Bible belt btw) who are fighting right alongside not only non-Christians but also gays to end Christian oppression against those groups.

Oh, and for the last time - I'm not an atheist, thanks. You don't have to be an atheist to be a patriot and defender of the constitution. Of course it does require that you do more than "shut your yap" and yawn "who cares" like you so lazily and cowardly prescribe.

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Old 06-01-2011, 09:09 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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I read about this a couple of weeks ago and made a small donation to his college fund. I hope he is able to tell his parents to **** off and the school gets sued for their blatant disrespect of his civil rights that are protected by federal law.
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Old 06-02-2011, 03:06 PM
 
Location: NC, USA
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Christianity is a form of religious kudzu, it is an invasive vapid thought form that feels it is a duty to foist their beliefs on the rest of mankind, and, if you are one of us who disagree with their felt right to preach at us at any and all opportunities, well.....you're just considered a "troublemaker".
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Old 06-03-2011, 01:06 PM
 
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Damon lives in a highly Christian state, and he admitted to being one of the rare few Christians where he lives. So, in other words, HE decided to change what everyone else was comfortable with for his own self-serving needs. That would be like a Democrat removing all the Republican elections signs from his right-wing neighborhood, or vice-versa.

This is just like that situation in Utah several years ago, in a high school comprised of practically all Mormons, where a Jewish girl in choir decided to file a suit against the school because SHE didn't want to sing Christian songs for the Christmas holiday! Absolutely moronic.

Damon may be atheist but he's created his own private Hell for awhile. His parents did not support his actions, which have likely affected them, too, as citizens of their town.

I see no civil rights concern here. Just a kid full of hostility out to make a name for himself, and he did it, and now he is on his own as an adult. He'll have to deal with his ramifiications for awhile then move on and hopefully make a productive life.
Simply because a majority is ok with violating the rights of an individual doesn't make it allowable. Civil rights laws help to protect a minority from the will of the majority. All are equal in the eyes of the law (ideally). So whether he was the only non-christian in a christian area or a jew in a mormon nest matters not.
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Old 06-06-2011, 12:21 AM
 
Location: NC, USA
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Let me get this straight, christians can foist all sorts of ill-thought out ideas on everybody, but we are not supposed to complain. Also, if we protest because we have differences with religion, then we are the ones with the problem. Also, the school is a function of the state and as such should show no preference for any religion since our constitution plainly says something about separation of church and state, it is not the function of the state to insist upon any citizen accepting any of the gods.
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