The Uninspired Manifesto
Thursday, October 4, 2007
Bakersfield trustees to consider "God" motto in schools
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — A trustee in the Kern High School District wants to tack up posters bearing the motto "In God We Trust" in all of the district's classrooms.
Trustee Chad Vegas, a pastor who founded the Bakersfield Christian church Sovereign Grace, said the posters were intended to inspire patriotism, not to promote religious beliefs.
In God We Trust America, Inc., a nonprofit run by Bakersfield City Councilwoman Jacquie Sullivan, planned to donate the posters, which the group believes will not violate the constitutional separation of church and state.
"There are those that are trying to remove God from our public life, and I do not think that is right," said Sullivan.
Sullivan led a campaign to get the phrase "In God We Trust" posted in Bakersfield's city council chambers in 2002, and in 26 other cities in the state. But if the Kern High School District approves the measure, it will be the first in the state to do so, Sullivan said.
How the fuck would that not be a violation of church-state separation? Also, there's no one trying to remove god from your life, they just don't want you proselytizing to their children. It's so fucking simple; keep your religion at church and at home, and leave the rest of us the fuck alone.