Comments: Court documents of Steven Williams suit over banning of Declaration of Independance

I see no problem here as the principal is interpreting the free speech portion of the 1st Admendment much in the same manner as the US Supreme Court interprets the religion clause.

Both are idiots.

Posted by Neo at November 27, 2004 05:34 PM

If this makes it to the 9th Circuit, he'll lose. Of course, it might go to the SCOTUS and be over-turned, but any teacher who would buck the admin for that long might as well decide on finding a new vocation.

Posted by skh at November 27, 2004 05:54 PM

thats truly pathetic and PC gone mad. Yes keep christianity and Islam etc out of the state and out of the classroom, RE excepted but to refuse to provide historical information on America's history because non christians (and i am a non christian) might be offended is stupid.

If for no other reason than not understanding history always results in repeating its mistakes.

Posted by young-white-and-liberal at November 29, 2004 08:36 AM

This is absurd, and i don't have words, fortunately the Religious Reich found plenty and i'll leave the foaming to them...

Posted by theco at November 30, 2004 12:14 AM

Yes, there were a lot of "Christian" people involoved when this country was founded. Primarily because they fled so they could practice their religion without persecution. BUT, the founding documents of our country were not based on "Christian" principals but on Moral Law that must exist to have an orderly society. Without a moral law, we have anarchy.

I would highly recommend reading the book by Dr. Norman Geisler & Frank Turek titled "Legislating Morality". Some people say we can't do that, but in fact, it enter into every piece of Legislation that is enacted in this great country. Recommended reading whether you are a Christian, Hindu, Muslim, et al.....

Posted by Ron Sand at December 1, 2004 10:43 PM

The Smoking Gun did not post the handouts that were restricted. A list and a narrative description are here:

It turns out that the so-loved 'Washington's Prayer Journal' is in fact a 19th century forgery.

At least some of the material is quite tendentious AND not particularly suitable for 5th grader readers.

Posted by Liz Ditz at December 7, 2004 02:46 AM
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