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Re: [humanism-174] Grinchy secularists?

From: Joanna
Sent on: Thursday, November 21, 2013 1:21 PM
If they really ..."are delivered with prayers, sermons, evangelical tracts and pressure to convert," as the AHA letter states, I have a problem with it. While the children my be giving gifts out of innocence with no agenda, the organization that is actually handing it over has a very single-faith agenda. If parents want to support such a religious organization, they should do so outside of public school. There is certainly nothing stopping them from starting their own community group and continuing the toy drive without governmental involvement.

 

 
 
 
In Loving Memory of SSG Edward W. Carman
Nov. 1976-Apr.2004 - US Army, 2/12 Cavalry


From: Tim Campbell <[address removed]>
To: [address removed]
Sent: Thursday, November 21,[masked]:27 PM
Subject: Re: [humanism-174] Grinchy secularists?

I have mixed feelings here.  On one hand I agree that this partnering could be unconstitutional. On the other hand, if I was a child, my only concern would be the present, not the mode of delivery. 
 
I'm not comfortable with this partnering, but I'm not sure that it is a grievous violation of the First amendment!
 
Tim
 
 
In a message dated 11/21/[masked]:08:23 A.M. Eastern Standard Time, [address removed] writes:
The American Humanist Association threatens a lawsuit against a Colorado public school, for partnering with an Xtian org on a holiday gifts-for-kids venture. I can sort of see how to the average American this may appear to be sort of an ass move by secularists, but "Christ"- are there not worthy non-religiously-affiliated children's charities to partner with?
Comments there are fun.




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