Separation of “church verses US state”

A similar brick like this with Bible verses was denied by the California school district.

Two women have filed suit against a California school district because the scripture-bearing bricks they purchased to contribute to a high school campus sidewalk path would not be included in the project.

The Alliance Defense Fund (ADF) filed the lawsuit against the Desert Sands Unified School District Board of Education on behalf of Lou Ann Hart and Sheryl Caronna, who bought the brick pavers through a school-directed fundraiser. While other pavers with inspirational, commemorative, and tributary messages were installed on the walkway of the Palm Desert High School campus, the bricks with Bible verses were rejected by school officials.

“They use that phrase that we hear all too often for trying to justify this, and it’s the so-called ‘separation of church and state,'” reports David Cortman, senior counsel for ADF. “But it doesn’t apply. That clause was never meant to censor protected speech that happened to be religious. It just simply turns the Constitution on its head.”

But he points out that some religious content was actually allowed, including a Hindu quote from Mahatma Gandhi.

“That’s where the government should not go; they should not be deciding what’s too religious or what’s not religious enough,” Cotrman contends. “Basically, if they open the forum for private speech, then they should allow that speech without passing through and censoring only that that’s considered to be too religious in their opinion.”

He hopes litigation will encourage the school district to include the women’s bricks on campus.

Source: One News Now

My Comment:

This may seem like an article that should be “swept under the rug.” But if you concentrate on the fact that these two women who wanted their Bible verse bearing bricks to be included in the Palm Desert High School campus project, but were rejected, then it becomes a problem for all Bible believing Christians.

It sets the “tone” of what the future will be like for us. The California school district had no problem including a Hindu quote from Mahatma Gandhi. They completely thought that was okay.

That this is a form of persecution is pretty obvious to us Christians who accept and love Our Savior Jesus Christ. Times will get harder in the US. With countries like Sudan, India, China (just naming a few) already suffering great Persecution, the Holy Word of God tells us this is what will happen in the end days, and that is exactly where we are. We must prepare by staying focused in Jesus Christ with prayer, and bible study. Our King is the only one who can get you through this.

Matthew 5:10-12 

“Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

“Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

Written by: Gloria

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