Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Lost Liberties: Kindergarten Bans “Show and Tell” Bible

A few years back I started a weekly column called “Lost Liberties” after a mission trip to China. I was amazed at the freedoms we have in America—freedoms taken for granted—that the Chinese don’t have to enjoy their Christian faith.

I would post various articles that showed the coming persecution in America and archive them for future reference. Unfortunately, my archive disappeared when the main source of these articles changed their name and website to ONE NEWS NOW, and I lost all the links.

I have noticed, however, that more and more articles of Christian persecution are appearing in many sources, so I am reviving this column again as an archive of the liberties we are losing as Christians in America. If you spot a ”Lost Liberties” article, please send it to me.


Court Bans Bible from Kindergarten Show-and-Tell

The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has sided with a school district in suburban Philadelphia that refused to allow the Bible to be read during show-and-tell. Donna Kay Busch had sued the district after she was told she could not read her son’s favorite book, the Bible, to his kindergarten class.

David Cortman, senior legal counsel with the Alliance Defense Fund, called it a clear violation of the First Amendment. “This assignment was titled ‘All about me,’ not ‘All about the school,’ ” he said. “The student’s freedom of religion should’ve been respected.”

Bruce Hausknecht, judicial analyst at Focus on the Family Action, said he is concerned the student was singled out. “The message that the school sent to this vulnerable kindergarten child,” he said, “was that his religion is not welcome.” — Nima Reza

—From Focus on the Family Action citizenlink.com

HT: Stone The Preacher