Minister of Education Reports
No Sign of God at NYC High School
From www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,43840,00.html Thursday, January 24, 2002 QUEENS, N.Y.
The New York City Board of Education has banned the phrase "God bless you" in writing on school property, the New York Post has learned. The issue arose after Board of Ed lawyers ordered Beach Channel High School to remove a "God bless you" greeting from a sign placed prominently in front of the Queens school. (The school is in the borough's Rockaways section, a community devastated by the World Trade Center attack, and the sign was put up by its parents association.) The board's legal edict came after a teachers union representative questioned whether it violated the U.S. Constitution. The parents association posted an American flag with the phrase "God Bless America" after the 911 terrorist attack. But that was construed as "a patriotic phrase" and nobody complained,
Reaction to the board ruling was mixed at the school. Some students said the sign reflected the spiritual reaction of the community to the Sept. 11 tragedy. "I don't have a problem with it, because it shows how people really feel," said 10th-grader Nicole Rodriguez, 16. "It shows that they care about what's going on - not just inside the school, but outside." Cory Botwin, 18, an 11th-grader, agreed. "You should have it because it's what people believe in. This is a religious community anyway," he said. "You see what we've been through." But Gilberto Dixon, 15, said he thought the sign would be "upsetting" to people who are not religious. "High school has nothing to do with God," the 10th-grader said. "If you want God at school, go to a Catholic school." Tenth-grader Leegin Jeffries, 15, said: "After Sept. 11 we need all the support we can get."
Notice that the above report quoted only one youth supporting the ban, but gave him a preponderance of space compared to the amount given any other single source.
This report serves to demonstrate how antagonistic the teacherís unions across the country are to Christianity. This is because of the perverted influence of the National Education Association, which is also often also antagonistic to democratic institutions when it can do so with impunity.
As long as people are willing to let the wicked get away with it, they prosper. There are things that can be done to stop this sort of activity.
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