The Separation of Church and State was instituted so we would not have a State
religion, one that was mandated by the central government that all should
practice. This great country was founded by religious people. They came here
to be freed from the persecution that ensued in other countries over religion
(fines, jail terms, death for not practicing the mandated religion). We are
becoming those other countries. Factions are stating we cannot worship how we
want because it is not how they wish to live. Fine. But we do not have to live
Godless because you choose to live that way. We do not tell you that you must
Believe. Do not shove it down our throats that we must not believe.
"Religious intolerance has stained crimson this earth more than any other
cause." Senator Albert Beveridge.
I have to suspect that Judge Thomas, Rick Perry, and the parents applauding
would have a very different view of the law if the cheerleaders were displaying
messages from Wiccan scripture.
The action by these girls are clearly unconstitutional.1.
Cheerleaders represent their school. 2. A public school is an arm of
the government.3. A football game is a school-sponsored event.4. The cheerleaders are in uniform, on the field, when regular fans are
not allowed to be.It's a clear violation of the Establishment