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Category Archive: First Amendment

Oct 25 2013

In The Near Distant Future, A Christian Looks Back With Regret

Remember the days when “Majority rules!” Was the rallying cry in our town halls and schools? We’d meet by the hundreds and kick up a fuss— The majority, then, were the People Like Us. The People Like Us (or for short, PLU’s) Were the people believing in similar views; PLU’s making up the majority there, …

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Oct 09 2013

Hey, Let’s Decide Your Rights With A Poll!

The cross is there, on public land; It’s been there fifty years. The courts will say it cannot stand; So, surely, it appears. The local Christians see the case A battle for our soul Instead of legal argument… It’s time to run a poll. In Middleboro, MA, there is a cross on the median strip …

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Oct 08 2013

“Operation Good Shepherd” Sends Evangelists To Crime Scenes… Who Could Complain?

In Montgomery, Alabama, As the victim of a crime You might want the cops to move A little faster They’ll be there, if you are lucky, In the very nick of time, But they’ll make one stop To bring along a pastor When they bring along “Good Shepherds” They don’t mean the K-9 corps— But …

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Oct 08 2013

Christian Plaintiff Wins Jesus Portrait Case In Jackson, OH

The Jesus portrait has to go, We finally agree It’s like you told us long ago Before we paid your fee If we had only listened then We might have known you’re right… But someone hollered “atheist!” And so we had to fight. We didn’t think the painting Would offend a Christian soul— We thought …

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Sep 27 2013

Wait… I Thought All The Best Scientists Were Christians!

The Pacific Justice Institute is fighting the “forced atheistic teaching” of elementary school children in Kansas. Apparently, the new science standards are incompatible with theistic religious beliefs. It’s a legal violation! It’s our first amendment right! So we won’t give up our ignorance, At least without a fight! We can’t teach our children science— Kids …

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Sep 24 2013

On Taking Sides, And Town Meeting Prayers

Our founders had their different faiths, and with those faiths as guides They determined that our government should not be taking sides That couplet, excerpted from this earlier verse, is the crux of the matter in Greece, NY. In the most recent must-read piece, SCOTUSblog, and author Carl Esbeck, dissects the matter of the case …

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Sep 23 2013

Cranston’s New Banner

The sign on the wall reads “No Christians Allowed”— … Except for the fact that it doesn’t. There’s a banner in Cranston, replacing the prayer— The prayer that the Christians said wasn’t. No “Heavenly Father”, no “Prayer”, no “Amen” Just a pledge of good will and respect. So it’s either much better the way that …

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Sep 21 2013

Obama Sides With Church, Against State

Obama, the atheist Muslim-in-chief Is engaged in a stealth operation By submitting a letter that aims to cause grief To church and state separation It baldly attacks the establishment clause (Which you’ll easily find, if you search) A town prayer is clearly at odds with our laws, But the president sides with the church! The …

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Sep 21 2013

Yet Another Place To Tag “In God We Trust”

One task that falls to governments Of each of our united states Is regulating new designs That ornament our license plates. Some groups are favored: some are not— You know the trouble this creates— And governments start taking sides (in search of votes) in these debates. Wisconsin, now, will be the scene As two designs …

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Sep 13 2013

“In God We Trust” vs “In God We Trust”

The motto stamped on bills and coins Is everywhere. The phrase enjoins, “In God We Trust”. Unless we wish to be so brash As just refuse to carry cash It seems we must. The warnings come, so stern and dour From representatives of our Democracy Who crow that, when with cash we pay, “In God …

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