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Published: Thursday, Jan. 26 2012 9:00 a.m. MST

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Salt Lake City, UT

John Pack Lambert of Michigan:

"Sadly in two states that still prevents Sikhs from serving as public school teachers."

Sikhs (and any other religion) should not be allowed to teach if they wear their religious clothing and such so that it can be viewed. It's all in the name of separation of church and state, i.e., keeping religion our of public schools.

"As far as I know garment wearing Mormons have not been excluded from teaching in the public schools on the 'no religious clothing' rule."

Perhaps the reason is is that the garment can't be viewed since it's worn underneath ordinary clothing.

"I half wish someone would try, just to expose how truly discriminatory such rules are."

Maybe someone from India who wears a red dot on their forehead for (religious purposes?) should try.


re:Madden, wrz
It isn't just what "other" private equity companies do or have done. Like, you said, sometimes there are successes, sometimes failures. Bain made profits even though the some of the companies they invested in went bankrupt. Sometimes the companies, while under Bain's management, took on excess debt and then went bankrupt. One such company was Ampad. Another was Dade Behring (although it eventually recovered after Bain divested itself). In fact, 2 of my (former) neighbors lost their jobs in the Dade deal.

Romney and his supporters tout his business experience, working at Bain, as an important qualification. It is therefore fair to examine the whole record, not just the successes. Studies on private equity firms have revealed a mixed record in terms of job creation. And private equity managers/CEOs, Romney included, enjoy a preferential tax treatment not available to others doing essentially the same work.

These are all important issues moving forward. Will Romney's Bain experience shape his economic and tax policies? If so, how, and to what extent? These are issues which will be brought up in the course of the campaign.

m.g. scott

Re: Sharrona

The term "garment" is mentioned in the Bible, and there are a lot of Churches where the pastor or priest wear outward garments to show their outward faith. LDS garments are not for public view, only as personal reminders of the committments made in the Temple.

Re: Other posts

AS for people being denied teaching positions because of religious symbols worn, I too agree that is discriminatory. I've heard that some teachers cannot wear a cross around the neck to show their Christianity. That's wrong.

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