The headline reads, “Rhode Island teen who fought against prayer banner gets scholarship from atheist group.” The Fox news article goes on to say The American Humanist Association, a national atheist organization, says that Jessica Ahlquist, 16, of Cranston High School West, stood up for her beliefs despite critics and “responded well to online threats when she challenged the constitutionality of the display,” MyFoxBoston reports.
On Feb. 9, FoxNews.com reported that Ahlquist, an atheist, filed a complaint with the American Civil Liberties Union after deciding the banner’s presence in a public school was unconstitutional.
The banner had been hanging for decades, and included the words, “Our Heavenly Father,” and “Amen,” according to the report.
Well, what about our Christian beliefs? A belief system founded on the Bible, its earliest writings known as the Torah go back to 1450-1410 B.C. When a belief in nothing overrides a belief in something, or shall I say Someone, God, we have truly lost whatever we might have had as a Christian nation. If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under.
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Letters to the editor: May 21,2013
Hope is not a plan
I have noticed that the city is pumping water into Lake Weatherford on a regular basis. It makes me wonder if anyone has done the math comparison on digging a deeper lake, maybe putting in a new one somewhere, or at the very least dredging out the one we have.
Letters to the editor: May 14,2013
Writer takes issue with Roman history lesson
It is more than a bit curious that someone would produce 685 words of erroneous history, cheap sermonizing and unwarranted conclusions all for the purpose of telling the neighbors they’re ungrateful barbarians for being unwilling to swallow the medicine being shoved down their throats by an overbearing government. It is impossible to address all of the errors and falsehoods on display in this screed, but there are some particularly egregious points that need be addressed.
Letters to the editor: May 7, 2013
Vote yes to bond
I’m 50 now and ever since I was a little girl, I wanted to be a social worker. My mom and dad subscribed to National Geographic and I read it from front to back every month. The stories taught me how across the world people needed help in a variety of ways. From that point forward, I knew I wanted to be a helper of society as a whole. So, I got my degree and eventually was a social worker for the Texas Department of Human Services where I served hundreds of people in need.
Letters to the editor: March 5, 2013
$131,000 spent on Dragon Robots for preschoolers to teach language skills. Interaction with humans inadequate, evidently. $25,000 spent on virtual mummies. $100 to $150 million paid to deceased Government workers.
Letters to the editor: Feb. 26, 2013
Do liberals ever think about what will take place in the future? Environmentalist want to stop the pipeline from Canada.
Letters to the editor: Feb. 19, 2013
Since 1995 there have been a group of guys and some women who have played tennis on a regular basis here in town. They sometimes refer to themselves as the (unofficial) PCTA.
Letters to the Editor: Jan. 8, 2013
I had a dream last night.
There sat the dog-faced John Kerry before the Senate confirmation hearings for his appointment to Secretary of State. After the chair had praised his vast “diplomatic experience” followed by praise for his integrity, honorable service, etc., he finally turns the hearing over to the rest of the panel for questioning – and here is where my dream turned to fantasy. For in my dream the first Republican Senator to ask a question starts like this:
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