Well according to the ACLU it’s the Minority that rules. Here in my great state, in my great county there is a high school that has had a portrait of Jesus hanging in it’s halls for over 30 years. Most people in West “By God” Virginia are religious. We have a lot of Catholics (since we have a lot of Italian immigrants). Most still go to church, say grace before meals and perform a prayer at bedtime. But someone got upset over the portrait and called in the “big dogs” over at the ACLU. And being the big asshole hypocrites that the ACLU are (they’re for religious freedom unless that religion is Christianity, Catholicism or Judaism) they have waged war on our small community threatening to take the high school to court if they do not remove the portrait. Well, if there is anything you need to know about West Virginia it is that you don’t ever threaten to take away our guns, our God, our hunting, our fishing or our families. We will not lay down and take it, we will stand and fight. And that is exactly what the high school, with the support of the community, is doing. But now it seems that their is a set back. Yesterday in the wee hours of the morning someone broke into the high school and stole the portrait of Jesus that was still hanging in the halls. The police are reviewing the surveillance tapes and hopefully we will find out who is behind this completely idiotic theft. It wouldn’t surprise me at all if they found the portrait on ebay.
TeresaAugust 18, 2006 at 10:05 am
Not that I agree with what’s being done but I have a feeling it might be ruled in their favor.. well, if the picture was still up.
Is it a public school? If so, it’ll probably come down to one of those “seperation of church and state” deals.
I’m certainly not the most religious or spiritual person at all.. but it seems like they’re taking some of this stuff a bit far. Like, when they took the 10 Commandments sculpture out of one of the courthouses here in Georgia a few years back. I guess that would be understandable to a degree (understandable, again, not saying I would agree).
In our high school, we had this thing called “A moment of silence”.. it was to be used as a time to pray, meditate or clear get your thoughts straight for the day.. not necessarily for religious prayers.. but some students families kicked up a fuss over it.. however, in the end.. nothing happened because it wasn’t “A moment of prayer”.. We never really had to worry about stuff like this in our area though.. I don’t recall having anything religious in our schools either though.
mattAugust 18, 2006 at 2:27 pm
Why does this upset you so much? Kids go to church to pray to God. They go to school to learn about reading, writing, arithmetic according to one of your earlier posts. I don’t see a picture of the board of supervisors at church now do I? Who cares if someone stole a picture of Jesus anyway? If your faith is as strong as you claim, then a picture of Jesus is trivial. Meaningless. Your faith can never be taken from you and materials like pictures, crosses, etc are just temporary items of this world. They don’t matter at all right? If they do, then you should reconsider your faith.
AmandaAugust 19, 2006 at 9:46 am
Matt, it’s the point that this picture has been hanging there for over 30 years. The school held a vote and it was 83% to keep the picture hanging, 9% to have it removed and 8% didn’t care/undecided.
sarahAugust 22, 2006 at 9:25 am
This is just so weird to me. Amanda,,we had a Picture like that in our school. No one cared. The school now has a sign the vo-tech class made that says “God Bless Amercia” over it,no one cares. We had Preayer at the poles,NO ONE CARED!! Why all of a sudden hte whop di do over at good ole B.H.S. I think it’s just b/c of that,,the school itself. It’s a shame that someone stole the picture though. Who steals a picture of Jesus?