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Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Lieberman: religion in public schools is okay

Say again?
The senator won further support in response to a local Democrat who weighed in on the problem of school violence. "I think it all started when we stopped allowing God in the schools," said Robert Limoncelli.

In stark contrast with many Democrats outside the South, Lieberman agreed with the man that religion had been improperly removed from schools.

Referencing the words of a priest, he said, "If you take religion and God out of the public square ... it's not going to remain empty. Something else will fill it up. It'll be the junk that's, and the entertainment culture, or something else."

"The constitution promises freedom of religion, not freedom from religion," Lieberman continued.
Religion in public schools? Constitution alert! There is a reason Religion is not in public schools...it's a litle thing called seperation of church and state. Maybe Joe should read up on the Constitution before making statements that make him sound like a Jerry Falwell.

Genghis nails it in his analysis
The amendment reads, "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof." If a boy or girl wishes to follow no religion, to be free of religion, then the state has no business establishing religion--any religion--at a state-funded and run school.

It's simple. Keep your religion out of my public school, city hall, and courthouse, period.