Remember the elementary school in Texas that has embedded plaques dedicating the school to “the Education of God’s Children and to their Faithful Teachers in the Name of the Holy Christian Church”? A local pastor defending the plaques openly admitted in a Fox News interview that the purpose is to proselytize.
Tiffany Davlin, who organized protests to keep the plaques, told Fox News in a Wednesday interview that the schools should have to keep the plaque because a majority of the parents were Christians and approved of them.
“We’re all about wanting to see the cause of Christ go further,” Pastor Justin Coffman, whose children attend Midlothian ISD schools, explained to Fox News host Ainsley Earhardt. “We want to see the cause of Christ in more public arenas in the American culture. We don’t want to take things away from. We want to see Christ in our schools.”
The South Carolina native continued: “And I think, growing up in the South, people in Wisconsin, these atheists in other cities need to understand the culture in the South, and how church is a very integral part of our childhood and growing up, and it’s a very important part for the Southern culture.”
Davlin said that she was upset that a secular group could “come into a community, which is a strong Christian-majority community, and say what we can or cannot have.”
The constitution says that. What part of “the government has no authority to try to change anyone’s religious beliefs” do they not understand?