The TLDR version:
Louisian Rep is withdrawing her support for a school voucher program because she realized that Muslim, pagan, Jewish and other non-Christian religious schools would be eligible to use them.
I have two thoughts over this:
1) isn't it time we start requiring a basic literacy test for political offices?
2) isn't it time we start holding these elected officials accountable for stating publicly that they want policies which favor one faith over all others?Answer Question
Answer by kmath at 9:48 PM on Jul. 10, 2012
Answer by Dardenella at 9:54 PM on Jul. 10, 2012
Answer by Nimue930 at 9:56 PM on Jul. 10, 2012
Answer by bandgeek521 at 10:09 PM on Jul. 10, 2012
Answer by witchqueen at 10:31 PM on Jul. 10, 2012
Answer by luvmygrlz at 10:46 PM on Jul. 10, 2012
Answer by charlotsomtimes at 11:21 PM on Jul. 10, 2012
Yes, and yes.
It's tragic to see how few of our elected officials have any understanding of our nation's history or the Constitution. In Tennessee, I think that most of our senators and representatives got all their learnin' from Fox News University. They proudly state that it's time to return our nation to its "Judeo-Christian roots". They pass bills to prevent "gateway behaviors" in schools - like hand-holding because we all know that holding someone's hand will lead to indiscriminate sex, while supporting abstinence-only "sex-education", forbidding the mention of the word "gay" in schools, because just saying the word is how kids catch the gay bug, and are allowing teachers to challenge that silly "theory" about evolution in schools because Creationism makes so much more sense. Ugh.
Answer by jsbenkert at 11:24 PM on Jul. 10, 2012
Answer by Rosehawk at 12:05 AM on Jul. 11, 2012
Answer by sahmamax2 at 8:36 AM on Jul. 11, 2012
Next question overall
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I am so stressed out! Going to go anon for this because so many of you know me.