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(Christian News)   Alabama Governor Robert Bentley (R-ighteous) unveils plan to help Alabama's students overcome gang violence, drugs, alcohol, peer pressure, and negative media influence   (christiannews.net) divider line 107
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2014-03-31 10:45:58 AM  

bigsteve3OOO: Statistically the best way to have a kid who grows up good is to have a mom and a dad who remain married.


Gee, I wonder how many of those Wall Street banisters who bilked America for trillions of dollars were raised in a broken home? How many successful and powerful presidents in our current generation were born to single mothers? How many heinous, disgusting, ineffectual, murderous presidents in our current generation were raised in a mother-father based familial home?

I'd say, maybe we should have more single parents.

/Of course we shouldn't. Those who are single parenting are usually doing it due to circumstances that suggest being a single parent is much better than staying married to an abusive spouse.
 
2014-03-31 10:55:02 AM  

Gyrfalcon: heavymetal: He'll pray for them, but he will not expand Medicaid to help them if they get sick.

If they're good Christians and right with god, they won't get sick.


He's just banking on the most of the people dying are the poor and minorities who vote Democratic and the others are martyrs for conservatism.
 
2014-03-31 10:57:55 AM  

Lee Jackson Beauregard: highwayrun: DrD'isInfotainment: Does everyone know why Freedom Of Belief was written into the Constitution. Because the Founding Fathers were hangin out, trying to hammer out a Document that would cover as many situations as they could perceive arising that might impinge on the common man's right to go about his business of pursuing happiness, or at least some kind of satisfaction in his or her endeavors.

Anyway , there was one of these folks who suggested STRONGLY that the Congregational Church be made the Religion of the Nation. His name was John Adams. A New Englander from Massachusetts, less than a century before the Salem Witch Trial took place

Some of the others present, more Enlightenment influenced thinkers like Franklin and Jefferson quietly put their heads together and decided that the Freedom of Belief needed to be  enshrined in the Constitution. It was Adam's strident belief that lead his peers to make sure that no one could force their belief on ANYONE.

Hey Alabama? What the Fuq? The rest of you fuq'd up States know who you are, not to mention all the Cultish Fuq'up finger pointing  religious EXTREMISTS. Get your shiat together.

America has an important mission on the Planet. We screwed up plenty with the Climate , the Balance of Things, The extinctions that are happening a faster and faster rate as years pass. WE need to play a very important roll in this battle to save the Planet. And instead these bozos are praying while driving by those reeducation camps we call public schools.

It would be laughable if it wasn't so goddamn tragic.

The Salem Witch Trials took place in the 1600's.

I think he meant less than a century *after* the Salem witch trials.

/Fark:  The Congregational Church is precisely the one that used to be the Puritans
//TotalFark:  They're one of the more liberal churches these days


Hey thanks. I keep wondering how it happened but I think I left out "a "where" and a few comas as in :
A New Englander from Massachusetts, where,less than a century before, the Salem Witch Trial took place.
Now maybe my intent is clearer...or I could just switched after with before. It's been known to happen, for some reason.
 
2014-03-31 12:14:39 PM  
Subby, why  insult Alabama with the "gang violence, drugs, alcohol, peer pressure, and negative media influence" part, no need to make up th-

"Whereas Alabama students face extreme challenges, such as peer pressure to abuse drugs and alcohol, negative influences in the media, school violence and gang activities, and low self-esteem," the proclamation issued by Governor Robert Bentley read, "... Alabamians are encouraged to pray for God's protection

Aww crap
 
2014-03-31 12:30:36 PM  

dericwater: /Of course we shouldn't. Those who are single parenting are usually doing it due to circumstances that suggest being a single parent is much better than staying married to an abusive spouse.


And lack of birth control/abortion
 
2014-03-31 03:05:27 PM  

ox45tallboy: I think the founders might disagree with you on that.

There were several national days of prayer before the day was made an official annual day of observance in 1952. Prior to the nation's founding, the Second Continental Congress issued a proclamation recommending "a day of publick [sic] humiliation, fasting, and prayer" be observed by the "English Colonies" on Thursday, July 20, 1775, "and to bless our rightful sovereign, King George the Third..."[10] A proclamation to this end was sent to every town in the colonies. In his role as Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army, George Washington acknowledged a second day of "fasting, humiliation and prayer" proclaimed by the Continental Congress to be held on Thursday, May 6, 1779. To enable his soldiers to observe the day, Washington ordered a one-day cessation of recreation and "unnecessary labor".[11] In March 1780, Congress announced a day of "fasting, humiliation and prayer" to be held on Wednesday, April 26, 1780.[12]


While that's all very edifying, you do realize that the Constitution wasn't ratified until 1788, and the first Congress wasn't seated until 1789?  And the Bill of Rights wasn't ratified and made part of the Constitution until December of 1791?

They may have thought prayer was the Bee's Knees!

But they still created a system of Government that excluded it.
 
2014-03-31 04:00:27 PM  

Deucednuisance: While that's all very edifying, you do realize that the Constitution wasn't ratified until 1788, and the first Congress wasn't seated until 1789?  And the Bill of Rights wasn't ratified and made part of the Constitution until December of 1791?

They may have thought prayer was the Bee's Knees!

But they still created a system of Government that excluded it.


It's currently not unconstitutional to have a recognized day of prayer, as long as the deity being prayed to, and the manner of prayer, is not specified or officially sanctioned.

Not that I think it shouldn't be illegal, as our leaders should be focusing on actually solving problems, but that's the way it is.
 
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