If anyone doubts the almost constant assault on God and country in this nation, then you have to look no further than California. Last week it was reported that four or five high school students were reprimanded and sent home because they had the temerity to wear American flags on their clothing. Now, we have another incident in California where students were given an art assignment. When a student chose to draw an American flag with the words “God Bless America” emblazoned on it, her teacher said it was offensive. Yet, she praised another student for drawing a picture of Obama. Here we have, on one hand, a picture of one of the most divisive presidents in modern history, who in one short year has polarized this nation so dramatically there is almost no parallel, seen as being laudable by this teacher, but the simple concept of “God Bless America,” which should strive to unite this country, is looked upon as being “offensive.” The whole public school system should be revamped and purged of these liberal progressive teachers who contradict the very fabric of our Constitution and American way of life.
In a foot note, visitors at a Senior Citizen Center in Georgia were told they couldn’t pray over their meals since the government mostly paid for them:
Senior Citizens Inc. officials said Friday the meals they are contracted by the city to provide to the Ed Young Senior Center visitors are mostly covered with federal money, which, according to them, ushers in the burden of separating church and state.
On Thursday, the usual open prayer before meals at the center, which has been in place for over eighty years, was traded in for a moment of silence. . . . Tim Rutherford, Senior Citizens Inc. Vice President, said some of his staff recently visited the center and noticed people praying shortly before lunch was served. Rutherford said his company provides meals like baked chicken, steak tips and rice and salads at a cost of about $6 a plate. Seniors taking the meals pay .55 cents and federal money foots the rest of the bill, Rutherford said.
Rutherford said the moment of silence was introduced to protect that funding. He said although the change may have been misinterpreted, perhaps his company could have done a better job selling it.
If this isn’t the height of political correctness, I don’t know what would be. This Rutherford guy is obviously a major pinhead. Moment of silence my ass!
As the Supreme Court has explained, “there is a crucial difference between government speech endorsing religion, which the Establishment Clause forbids, and private speech endorsing religion, which the Free Speech and Free Exercise Clauses protect.”
You’d have to be a total nimrod to not understand the difference, and this ass-hat Rutherford is just doing what we used to call in the military, CYA; Covering Your Ass.