The only time I ever got called to the principal’s office was for having a Bible study with my friends DURING LUNCH. And that was in high school back in the 80′s. And in grade school, the school secretary told my mom that she wasn’t allowed to SAY the words “Merry Christmas” on campus. Thirty years later, I guarantee you the climate is even chillier.
 October 8, 2015 at 4:59pm
There’s pride as in “lack of humility” which is bad, but there’s also pride as in “lack of shame”, which can be good, depending what you are proud of. Public school kids are too often shamed and ridiculed for expressing Christian views.
You can also pray to God directly. You do not need government's permission, or seal of approval, to do so.
Very true we can pray privately, but why do you think your worldview "secularism" is the preferred default for government? Is not your worldview of secularism hoisted upon other who do "believe", which according to census data is still the majority? Whether it be in education or politics why does your worldview take precedence? It is not neutral in more than a position of faith. You have your presuppositions about all of the important questions of life just as those of faith have, yet you feel as though your worldview automatically takes precedence even though your worldview is in the minority? I have already demonstrated down thread your idea of secularism is lost upon our founding fathers and their writings/governing documents. So where does this notion arise? Your preference? Your education? How can you trust what you were educated in? Critical thinking, by what standard do you claim high ground for implementing your worldview politically? I can substantiate my position historically using our founding documents as well as countless historical examples (bible being to only required text for public education for a long period of time). By your definition today, how was that not violating the oft cited "separation of church and state"? Were the founders idiots? Didn't understand their own concepts? Or have we twisted what the original intent of the principle was for governing our society?
SLEAZY -- And it strikes me funny though you would claim to be a small government conservative (of which you are certainly not -- you are an big government authoritarian, as are most conservatives and liberals), you insist the government provide you validation in your beliefs. Yes, government neutrality and secularism is the preferred method -- it maximizes liberty and the rights of the individual. And because people like you would use the Bible as an excuse to violate the rights of the individual -- because you are a big government authoritarian.
And though you kept citing the founding fathers as religious, you conveniently forget they never intended to use the Bible as an excuse to legislate and violate the rights of the people.
@ HIR...."of which you are certainly not — you are an big government authoritarian, as are most conservatives and liberals), you insist the government provide you validation in your beliefs." ---- Well, I most assurdely am not nor have I argued for government to validate anything more for me than you require it to validate for you and your beliefs? How can you not see that? Or do you not want to see that? You believe again that your position is somehow "neutral" apparently, while wanting to dismiss all of the evidence I have provided including historical support for my position from our nations history and our founders perspective. You believe your worldview and therefore preferred form of government to be the only "fair" form, however your concept of secularism is relatively new in our nation's history. I fear you lack the courage to simply be real and honest and admit our nations history and our founders intentions while proclaiming you simply want something different, namely pure secularism.
"And because people like you would use the Bible as an excuse to violate the rights of the individual" -- how exactly have I done this again? Marriage has been clearly defined throughout all cultures and times as between spouses of opposite sex until 15 years ago.
And of course another strawman is suggesting I would "use the bible" to limit and legislate. However, I will say you have no problem drawing upon your worldview to do the very same thing you accuse me of.
Again, men, Christian men many of them, using principles found in the Judaeo-Christian experience (including the bible) gave you the very government and freedoms you wish to accuse me of limiting today and sadly you cannot bring yourself to admit you are not honoring our original form of government but wanting something entirely different.
October 7, 2015 at 11:13am
Lots of stuff is not okay with God. Conservatives do not claim perfection.
October 7, 2015 at 11:10am
I’m afraid you have a point.
October 7, 2015 at 11:04am
She’s doing the Christian thing by trying to save her community and not just herself.
 October 7, 2015 at 9:01am
LOL The kid looks somewhat like my son who is a college freshman and LOVES mac ‘n’ cheese! I could see him doing this if he were ever stupid enough to get drunk. Thank God he doesn’t drink. I think I will be making him some bacon jalepeno mac next time he’s home to visit!
October 7, 2015 at 8:52am
That is too bad — poor design choices. I always think a property has more value if you can keep some of the well-established trees on site as you build.
October 7, 2015 at 8:51am
As long as you decide to attend that church (and how great would that be? Roll out of bed at 9:30 and still make it to church by 10), none of their business would ever detract from your day.
 October 7, 2015 at 8:47am
Right, but we’re “making connections.” Didn’t they teach you about that in Common Core?
October 7, 2015 at 8:45am
The church already owned the land, so that would not be a factor.
October 7, 2015 at 8:41am
So maybe “Conform” would be a more honest choice?
October 7, 2015 at 8:35am
What, specifically, are you talking about?
 October 6, 2015 at 1:42pm
“in a city still scarred by the … 1978 assassination of Mayor George Moscone and gay rights activist Harvey Milk”
AP using a 40 year old incident to justify anti-gun attitudes? Lame in the extreme.
October 6, 2015 at 1:40pm
It’s an art-loving community, so I’m sure collage is very popular. But I think college would be of more use to the techies.
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[-1] October 6, 2015 at 1:08pm
You mean when Islam was in charge of eastern europe? Dark indeed.
[-1] October 6, 2015 at 1:05pm
Homosexual activity harms ones sexual partner physically, and if physical harm doesn’t count then your argument is stupid to begin with. AIDS, std’s, anal cancer, etc, do not count as harm? Just because you mutually consent to harm one another, that makes harm okay?
October 6, 2015 at 12:02pm
Thanks for introducing me to Kent Hovind. As a dedicated YEC myself, I’m surprised I hadn’t heard of him before this. I also have you to thank for staying up til 3am watching his videos!