"It's Not About Religion"

"It's Not About Religion" October 15, 2011

Cranston High School West in Rhode Island is a public school which has a prayer affixed to a wall in the auditorium. 16 year old Jessica Ahlquist has been fighting for two years to get it removed on the grounds that it violates the separation of church and state. You can read an interview with Jessica here. The school is insisting on keeping it because it is a matter of tradition, not religion. Our own Digital Cuttlefish quotes Ahlquist’s public detractors and puts their invective, their goals, and their disingenuous arguments to verse:

She’s out for attention! That’s all that this is!
The god-hating liberal, atheist slut!
We good Christian people should teach her a lesson
How sometimes it’s safer to keep your mouth shut.

How dare she insult us? How dare she mock God?
How dare she belittle the prayer in the hall?
How dare she believe that the law’s on her side—
Remember… this isn’t religious at all!

A detailed account of the facts of the case and some relevant precedents that will likely decide the case in court can be found here (again, via Cuttlefish).

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