Rep. Debbie Riddle, one of the looniest members of the Texas state legislature — and imagine the competition for that title; this is, after all, the same body that includes Warren Chisum, who once sent a memo to his colleagues urging them to visit a website that claimed that heliocentricity is a satanic plot — has a suggestion for the schools in her state:
Formal prayer has been taken out of our schools. How about this idea? Read from the book of Proverbs from the Bible. Proverbs is a book of wisdom. Proverbs is in the Holy Scriptures for Christians and Jews. As for other religions – the wisdom won’t do them any harm. This nation was built on Christian and Jewish values and the Bible was actually used in the classrooms in our early days. To toss the very foundation on which our country was built because of political correctness is wrong and we see the results in society today. I say have a reading out of Proverbs each day in our classrooms. What do you think?
I think you’re a clueless dolt who shouldn’t be allowed to make decisions on anything more complicated than whether to put the toilet paper on with the flap on the front or the back. Incidentally, the book of Proverbs is particularly full of passages encouraging parents to beat their children.