School bans Ten Commandments from classrooms
One Oklahoma school district has decided to remove plaques of the Ten Commandments from classrooms in response to a student complaint.
After one student blew the whistle, an Oklahoma school district decided to permanently take down the Ten Commandments in all its classrooms.
The student, Gage Pulliam, reached out to the Freedom from Religion Foundation for support in getting the plaques removed from the school.
“I just want people to know I’m not attacking Christianity,” Pulliam told 4029tv.com. “I’m just trying to make everything equal for everyone.”
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School administrators did not fight the complaint, reportedly in fear of facing a lawsuit.
“There’s no point in continuing to fight a losing battle,” Jerry Richardson, the school district’s attorney, told 4029tv.com. “In these types of situations, schools districts get sued and lose. They end up not only having to pay their lawyers, but the other side’s lawyers, as well.”
The decision to pull down the Ten Commandment flags was made during a standing room-only Monday school board meeting.
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“We hate the decision that they’ve had to make, but we support them in the decision,” said Pastor Shawn Money, reports 4029tv.com. "We pray that there is an alternative and that someday those Commandments will go back up on the wall.”
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It was once said after a school tragedy that a prayer to God was made asking how he could let this happen. God answered the prayer with "I couldn't do anything about it - I'm not allowed in schools anymore!"
But Muslim students are allowed to pray 5 times a day.
If we Christians complain about that we are insensitive.
I live in Texas and we can't even pray on Friday nights in the fall!
Muslim students can pray 5 times a day.
Make no mistake, we are expected to cower to the few!
The 10 commandments are the basis for most laws in free countries.
Did I say Muslim students can pray 5 times a day in public school!
The Bible is a piece of **** that caused zillion of deaths. Eliminate it for good!
Keep your commandments where they belong: in your own home.
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