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#bringyourbible creates widespread social media backlash

Posted by on Oct. 8, 2015 at 5:26 PM
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http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2015/10/08/critics-use-bringyourbible-hashtag-and-expletives-to-lambaste-christian-groups-viral-bible-event/

Critics Use #BringYourBible Hashtag — and Expletives — to Lambaste Christian Group’s Viral Bible Event

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cupcake7734
by Bronze Member on Oct. 8, 2015 at 5:42 PM

BUMP!

PamR
by Ruby Member on Oct. 8, 2015 at 5:49 PM
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Focus on the Family.  These assholes, again. 

So they want to disrupt public schools by testing whether or not it will be called out. 

Can't students "express their faith freely" at home - at church - everywhere in the world they go?  Do they have to show off their Bibles at school so everyone will know how good they are?

jaxTheMomm
by Platinum Member on Oct. 8, 2015 at 6:21 PM

1. Focus on the Family is a designated hate group. They are awful.

2. Twitter reactions fall on both side of every popular hashtag. The woman who started #ShoutYourAbortion had to go into hiding due to the death threats. So while it's not nice, and definitely warrants attention, just remember it's an equal opportunity thing.

erika9009
by Bronze Member on Oct. 8, 2015 at 6:35 PM
Where is this hate group list?

Is the same list that MoveOn.org is on?


Quoting jaxTheMomm:

1. Focus on the Family is a designated hate group. They are awful.

2. Twitter reactions fall on both side of every popular hashtag. The woman who started #ShoutYourAbortion had to go into hiding due to the death threats. So while it's not nice, and definitely warrants attention, just remember it's an equal opportunity thing.

Talkingheads
by New Member on Oct. 8, 2015 at 7:06 PM
Guess what? They can already bring their Bible, read their Bible and even pray at school. Without legal backlash. So can every other religion

Quoting PamR:

Focus on the Family.  These assholes, again. 

So they want to disrupt public schools by testing whether or not it will be called out. 

Can't students "express their faith freely" at home - at church - everywhere in the world they go?  Do they have to show off their Bibles at school so everyone will know how good they are?

motha2daDuchess
by Bruja on Oct. 8, 2015 at 8:27 PM
Anyone that tries to have a #slogan event on twitter, thinking it won't go left has never been on the line
PamR
by Ruby Member on Oct. 8, 2015 at 9:47 PM
So why the need to make a day out of it?

Quoting Talkingheads: Guess what? They can already bring their Bible, read their Bible and even pray at school. Without legal backlash. So can every other religion

Quoting PamR:

Focus on the Family.  These assholes, again. 

So they want to disrupt public schools by testing whether or not it will be called out. 

Can't students "express their faith freely" at home - at church - everywhere in the world they go?  Do they have to show off their Bibles at school so everyone will know how good they are?

Donna6503
by Platinum Member on Oct. 8, 2015 at 10:41 PM
I'm wondering when #thenumbersign or #thepoundsymbol is going to trend on social media?

Just saying, that's all :/
MelanieJK
by Gold Member on Oct. 8, 2015 at 11:04 PM

 We can eat turkey and give thanks every day too so why make a day of Thanksgiving?    

Quoting PamR: So why the need to make a day out of it?
Quoting Talkingheads: Guess what? They can already bring their Bible, read their Bible and even pray at school. Without legal backlash. So can every other religion
Quoting PamR:

Focus on the Family.  These assholes, again. 

So they want to disrupt public schools by testing whether or not it will be called out. 

Can't students "express their faith freely" at home - at church - everywhere in the world they go?  Do they have to show off their Bibles at school so everyone will know how good they are?

 

msb64
by Platinum Member on Oct. 9, 2015 at 5:18 AM

I just don't understand it and find it silly.  So Focus on the Family, per their website, wants students to "take a stand" and bring their Bible to school.  Take a stand against what?  They even have talking points for students to read before taking their Bible to school, as if the act alone is not enough.  This is the message for elementary school children:

"In many cases, teachers and administrators don’t understand the laws protecting religious freedom in the United States. Schools mistakenly punish Christian kids for sharing their faith. But part of the problem is that Christian kids and their families don’t know what the law really says. If you take the time to learn your rights, you will be prepared to defend yourself before a situation gets out of hand.

Also, remember what God’s Law, the Bible, says. In Mark 16:15, Jesus delivers what is called the Great Commission, when He tells His disciples to “go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation.” It’s not something you’ve been asked to do; it’s something you’ve been commanded to do. God knows all about the rules at your school, and He’s still in control."

Just by the fact that a student can bring their Bible to school any day they want indicates that personal religion is allowed in schools.  Do they want a show of force?  I really just don't get it and think it is silly.  If we were in the US I would just recommend that my kids take their favorite book that day and call it good.

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