Saturday, May 05, 2007

How Dare He Mention the National Motto in Class!
School teacher lived in ignorance for 25 years

What's this country coming to? One American airport is using tax money to build a foot bath for Moslems, at the same time the liberals move every closer to outlawing Christianity.

Do you remember when you went to school and one of the things that was taught by immersion was patriotism, i.e., love of country? Do you remember saying the Pledge of Allegiance before class? In the younger grades, a different kid got to hold the flag each day. That kid always seemed to stand a little taller when his or her day came. When they still had time for music in class, one of the songs you learned was the National Anthem.

How times have changed.

Brad Johnson is a respected teacher. For 30 years has been teaching in the Poway (Calif.) Unified School District, near San Diego. For nearly 25 years, he has had banners in his classroom that contained the following phrases:
In God We Trust,” the official motto of the United States;
One Nation Under God,” the 1954 amendment to the Pledge of Allegiance; “God Bless America,” a patriotic song considered to be the unofficial national anthem of the United States;
God Shed His Grace On Thee,” a line from “America the Beautiful,” a popular patriotic song; and
All Men Are Created Equal, They Are Endowed By Their Creator,” an excerpt from the preamble to the Declaration of Independence.

After a quarter century of displaying the banners without complaint, school officials (no doubt products of the ‘60s “revolution”) objected to the educational banners because they included the words “God” and “Creator” and ordered him to remove them from his classroom walls because, according to the officials, the banners promote a “Judeo-Christian” viewpoint. (Gasp!!)

Catholic lawyers to the rescue!

The Thomas More Law Center, a national public interest law firm, has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the school district. The lawsuit claims that school officials violated Johnson’s constitutional rights by imposing a viewpoint-based restriction on his speech. It further alleges this restriction “serves no valid educational purpose, is not reasonably related to any legitimate pedagogical concern, and conveys a government-sponsored message of disapproval of and hostility toward religion” in violation of the United States and California Constitutions. The lawsuit seeks to have the speech restriction overturned so that Johnson can continue to display his banners, as he had been for 25 years.

5 Comments:

Blogger Coffee Wife said...

If they empty the country of Christians then they can fill in the void with the "Religion of Peace." Pretty soon we'll have banners that read, "In Allah we trust!" and "Genital Mutilation for all Women!"

Just out of curiosity...why do Muslims need a foot bath at an airport?

3:37 AM  
Blogger Coffee Wife said...

Hello! Please excuse this totally off-topic comment! I need your help. Over the past couple of weeks I've been blogging about some serious issues and slowly but surely I've become locked out of my own blog. Now I cannot get logged on - even when I log in to post comments on someone else's blog. So I'm posting this comment on the blogs I haunt in the hopes that some of you can help by praying for me. There's no explanation and no one can fix the problem so I'm asking for prayers!! Please feel free to post prayers at my blog in the comments so that maybe the word will get out - since I can't post I can't ask for help on my own blog! (And I can't spend all day going from blog to blog asking for help - I live on a busy farm haha!)

Thanks so much for your help and please forgive me for coming here and begging for help when you are busy blogging about your own stuff. God bless! -Michelle Therese
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4:51 AM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Catholicus said...

MT,
You aren't theonly one with this problem. Try re-setting you profile name again (under Coffee Wife) once more. If that doesn't work, try re-setting it as "Coffee-Wife".

Hope this helps, buddy!

Use to be hunky, but now pretty chunky, retired Marine

6:56 AM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Catholicus said...

FAB,
Excellent post!! All this historical revisionism in Poway reminds me (as best I can recall) of that old Law & Order episode where they were investigating a "right-wing militia".

As the cops were interrogating one of the members, he started talking about "how free men have the right, duty and obligation to stand vigilant, and if need be, kick-out a repressive government".

Of course, the cops were sneering at him for his "right-wing nutjob speech" he just gave. The guy looked at them and said "What? Is there a problem with what I just said? That's straight from the Founding Fathers back in 1776".

7:26 AM  
Anonymous vir Speluncae Orthodoxae said...

Why do I hear the theme from "The Superfriends" playing the background when I see "Thomas More Law Center? :-)

9:22 AM  

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