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Zach_DeMayo said...

Superintendent Russell and the teachers should know that by ignoring their own recent past will not make their transgresions any less vile. This incident has become baggage of your own making; live with it. "Moving on" is too often used as slang for "ignore our history."

The LFO cheerleaders are a de facto agent of the government by being a member of a schoolgroup that is authorized and regulated by a public school that receives funding from public tax dollars. The restriction to absolute free speech also protects members of the cheerleaders who don't believe in a God, that God or any God. They should be allowed to try out for membership without having to be forced to participate in something that may be aganist their religious beliefs.

"Go Team" vs. "Go God!"

No, the government won't regulate bumper stickers on roads as that is an individual expression not a goverment expression of speech. But, conversely, the government may not post religious messages on the signboards over highways, that would be a violation of the separation of church and state The court's ruling is logical and follows precedent.

The "establishment of religion" clause has become interpreted as a de facto "separation of church and state." Taken to the extreme it has come to mean that "freedom of religion" MAY also encompass "freedom from religion." I have a hard time when the government denies protection of the rights of the citizenry from zealots prosletyzing in public schools using taxes dollars to promote one narrow religious viewpoint.

"My God is better than your God" is specious to the government.

LFO and those students and their parents need to study American History and not just their Bible.

August 28, 2010 at 1:44 a.m.

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