Joe Pelletier
Joe Pelletier

Isn't it strange that it all started with the ACLU trying to takt God out of everything that is good for us. Please keep vigilant before we lose the right to complain. Keep focused on Jesus and pray that we can overcome,

Mary Diamond
Mary Diamond
  • Joe Pelletier

The ACLU was started by a communist.

Cathy Jo McCall
Cathy Jo McCall

Brian G. Sullivan I am as patriotic as anyone, but I believe in the need to separate Church and state. No God, Christian or other, should be a part of public school. Teach your religion at home, school is not the place for it.
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Cathy Jo McCall The day that we took God out of our public schools is the day that everything went to pot!!!! LITERALLY!!!! I appreciate your candidness and you have the right to feel that way. I personally believe that our children do much better...

Brian G. Sullivan I am as patriotic as anyone, but I believe in the need to separate Church and state. No God, Christian or other, should be a part of public school. Teach your religion at home, school is not the place for it.
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Cathy Jo McCall The day that we took God out of our public schools is the day that everything went to pot!!!! LITERALLY!!!! I appreciate your candidness and you have the right to feel that way. I personally believe that our children do much better morally and spiritually in their lives by giving them a good foundation built on our faith in God. Allow God in School Many children don't have the privilege of learning about God and the faith of our founding fathers at home. Our nation was born and founded by very strong and faithful people! I would hate to think what it could have been like had we not built our nation without God. I'm glad that you are patriotic, but don't understand how far your patriotism goes.

Cathy Jo McCall
Cathy Jo McCall
  • Cathy Jo McCall

Cathy Jo McCall Everyone needs to see the movie "GOD IS NOT DEAD!" An excellent case of education vs. God!
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Brian G. Sullivan I totally agree that faith is a wonderful thing, but the founding fathers knew that the government MUST be kept out of church (why churches don't pay taxes), and church be kept out of government. By extension, schools are part of government, so therefore must BY LAW not function as a church. If you want children to learn about God, which one...

Cathy Jo McCall Everyone needs to see the movie "GOD IS NOT DEAD!" An excellent case of education vs. God!
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Brian G. Sullivan I totally agree that faith is a wonderful thing, but the founding fathers knew that the government MUST be kept out of church (why churches don't pay taxes), and church be kept out of government. By extension, schools are part of government, so therefore must BY LAW not function as a church. If you want children to learn about God, which one would be democratically decided upon, as the state sponsored religion? Assuming it would be YOUR God seems a bit closed minded. Making a statement about the correctness or righteousness of the Christian God versus the Muslim, versus the Native American Church, etc to make it the single point of view taught to all children is unacceptable. That is what parochial schools are for.
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Cathy Jo McCall What God do you think our founding fathers believed in?

Cathy Jo McCall
Cathy Jo McCall
  • Cathy Jo McCall

Brian G. Sullivan Honestly, that makes no difference. They were indisputably patriots, and they insisted upon the separation of church and state. If their God is the same as yours, that's nice, but has no bearing on this matter of law. If public schools teach religion, I presume you want it to be YOUR God. Therein lies the legal problem. To force anyone to worship the the way you do is reprehensible, and not coincidentally, unconstitutional. For that, I am grateful.
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Cathy Jo McCall
Cathy Jo McCall
  • Cathy Jo McCall

Cathy Jo McCall So, too, churches in America are not subservient to the government. The First Amendment to the Constitution requires that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” The Constitution prevents the government from wielding its authority to control churches. Churches in this way differ from all other businesses and organizations. They are a unique institution whose existence is not derived from government...

Cathy Jo McCall So, too, churches in America are not subservient to the government. The First Amendment to the Constitution requires that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” The Constitution prevents the government from wielding its authority to control churches. Churches in this way differ from all other businesses and organizations. They are a unique institution whose existence is not derived from government authority, nor even from governmental acknowledgment. Churches preceded the birth of our nation and will remain long after its death. They transcend geographic and ethnic boundaries. - See more at: http://www.opposingviews.com/.../churches-are-tax-exempt...

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Cathy Jo McCall
Cathy Jo McCall
  • Cathy Jo McCall

Cathy Jo McCall All that I can say is that I'm thankful to have lived in a time when children were taught to respect their country, honoring God as our forefathers fought, bled and died to remain a free country. Millions of people across the waters are starving to know MY GOD, while we are turning our backs to Him, spitting in His face and burning our flag out of disrespect! I will respect your opinion and agree to disagree. God bless America! Say NO to the removal of GOD and the American Flag at public & National Ceramonies!

Mary Diamond
Mary Diamond
  • Cathy Jo McCall

THAT IS THE LIE I WAS TALKING ABOUT. THAT WAS TAKEN OUT OF CONTEXT IN ONE OF OUR FOUNDERS PERSONAL LETTERS, AND I MEAN OUT OF CONTEXT. iT HAS BEEN RAMMED DOWN THE THROATS OF THOSE WHO HAVE NOT READ THE tHE CONSTITUTION . cATHY, PLEASE READ WHAT YOU WROTE. the government can not establish a religion, such as a single denomination of the christian faith, or a muslim faith, or hindu, etc. The rest of that sentence is prohibiting the free exercise of-----it is not allowed to prohibit the free...

THAT IS THE LIE I WAS TALKING ABOUT. THAT WAS TAKEN OUT OF CONTEXT IN ONE OF OUR FOUNDERS PERSONAL LETTERS, AND I MEAN OUT OF CONTEXT. iT HAS BEEN RAMMED DOWN THE THROATS OF THOSE WHO HAVE NOT READ THE tHE CONSTITUTION . cATHY, PLEASE READ WHAT YOU WROTE. the government can not establish a religion, such as a single denomination of the christian faith, or a muslim faith, or hindu, etc. The rest of that sentence is prohibiting the free exercise of-----it is not allowed to prohibit the free use of religion. That is what is happening today and the atheists are having a party celebrating the ignorance of this generation and so are the communists.

Cathy Jo McCall
Cathy Jo McCall
  • Mary Diamond

Hey Mary...I think you are confusing my comments with Brian's. I agree that we need to defend our freedom to worship! I know that there are so many doctrines of faith now that are attempting to confuse and bring down the teachings of the Bible; thus, so much hatred and violence! Yes, I know that the Pilgrims came here for religious freedom and that the Constitution was established by biblical reference and men of faith. That is what I was trying to get across to Brian when he came back...

Hey Mary...I think you are confusing my comments with Brian's. I agree that we need to defend our freedom to worship! I know that there are so many doctrines of faith now that are attempting to confuse and bring down the teachings of the Bible; thus, so much hatred and violence! Yes, I know that the Pilgrims came here for religious freedom and that the Constitution was established by biblical reference and men of faith. That is what I was trying to get across to Brian when he came back at me with such defiance! We definitely need God in our lives, and I am truly a believer in our Lord Jesus Christ! We don't have long in this world before His return, and we need to defend Him at all cost! I hope that you all will understand that I was trying to make a case for Christ, and pray that our nation will fall down on their knees and repent to God Almighty, the creator of this universe before it is too late! :) <3

Marta Jones
Marta Jones
  • Cathy Jo McCall

Actually the founding fathers intent was to not allow the government to dictate our religion as in England, the country was founded on religious freedom and not the absence of religion.

Cathy Jo McCall
Cathy Jo McCall
  • Marta Jones

That's right, Marta! That's what I was trying to tell Brian! :) <3

Mary Diamond
Mary Diamond
  • Cathy Jo McCall

Cathy, the very first book used in public schools was THE BIBLE. WE ARE A NATION BUILT ON THE BIBLE. READ WHAT THE FOUNDING FATHERS SAID, NOT THE LIES THAT HAVE BEEN BRAINWASHED TO THOSE WHO WERE RAISED WITHOUT GOD. PRAYER IN THE SCHOOLS AND WE HAD NO FIGHTING LET ALONE KIDS BRINGING GUNS TO SCHOOL.

Mary Diamond
Mary Diamond
  • Mary Diamond

Cathy, aren't you aware of the fact that the pilgrims came here for religious freedom? They were all Christians who came here and started our government. The Constitution was based in the Bible. I pray the Holy Spirit will reveal to you the truth about how our nation was born. Haven't you been aware that the government starts their meetings with a prayer. And yes, it is Christian. This upsets me because I can look back and see how really bad this nation is now. It was so much better...

Cathy, aren't you aware of the fact that the pilgrims came here for religious freedom? They were all Christians who came here and started our government. The Constitution was based in the Bible. I pray the Holy Spirit will reveal to you the truth about how our nation was born. Haven't you been aware that the government starts their meetings with a prayer. And yes, it is Christian. This upsets me because I can look back and see how really bad this nation is now. It was so much better when I was a child. Yes, I am old now and I started school at the age of 3 in the first grade.

Cathy Jo McCall
Cathy Jo McCall
  • Mary Diamond

You have confused Brian's comments with mine! Yes, I agree with you, Mary! :) <3

Cathy Jo McCall
Cathy Jo McCall
  • Cathy Jo McCall

Just so that you know, where you see Brian's name before the comment, it is his comments, not mine! Where you see Cathy Jo McCall before the comment, it is mine! I hate the way that these posts are done...very confusing, as I can see by everyone's comments! Please, I am all for keeping the flag, prayer in the schools, and government out of our churches! :) <3

Dixie Ashburn
Dixie Ashburn

No! Absolutely do not remove the Flag from public places. Also, put prayer back into the schools. The reason these things were removed is because we did not stand up and fight against it when they were removing them. Christians we have to stand up and fight for the right to have God, prayer and the American Flag. It's way past time. Dear God forgive us for what we have allowed to happen and give us the strength to fight against those who want these changes. Amen..

Cathy Jo McCall
Cathy Jo McCall
  • Dixie Ashburn

That's exactly right, Dixie! It's way past time that Christians need to take a stand and defend the cause of our Christian belief, the very source of our lives, the Bible! :) <3

Kara Helton
Kara Helton

Best keep God and our flag in schools , people that disagree with reap what they sow. Say NO TO COMMON CORE , Warren County TN Against Common Core

Kara Helton
Kara Helton
  • Kara Helton

that should have been "will reap what they sow"

Cathy Jo McCall
Cathy Jo McCall
  • Kara Helton

A-men to that, Kara! :) <3

Billie M. Webb Stansberry

Our country, America was founded under god with Liberty & Justice for all. No, I don't want the American Flag to be removed from PUBLIC places. It also needs to be in the Schools. You people come here for FREEDOM. In that case you should except our policies for FREEDOM. In your countries we have to respect it or we will be put in prison. If you are here to change AMERICA< go back where you came from.

Cathy Jo McCall
Cathy Jo McCall
  • Billie M. Webb Stansberry

YES!!!!!! :) <3

Judy Moore Mallory Wilson

WE need to get back to CHRISTIAN principles.

Mary Williams
Mary Williams

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Bill Vaughn
Bill Vaughn

god made heaven and earth and and he made us in his image and put us here on earth to respect and honor our parents and our americcan hertaige and our churches and schools to learn and worship his word and to honor your country and our nations flag so you see really this is gods country gods world he made it with his own to hands and he died for our sinson the cross so god will always be aprt of our liveswe are all his children so god bless america and in god we trust and praise him...

god made heaven and earth and and he made us in his image and put us here on earth to respect and honor our parents and our americcan hertaige and our churches and schools to learn and worship his word and to honor your country and our nations flag so you see really this is gods country gods world he made it with his own to hands and he died for our sinson the cross so god will always be aprt of our liveswe are all his children so god bless america and in god we trust and praise him everyday i salute my flag and love my country and praise god always and always will god bless americaalot brave gave their life for our flag so we can have our freedom

Cathy Jo McCall
Cathy Jo McCall
  • Bill Vaughn

Everything you said is true. We have failed to honor God in our nation, and it shows! So much violence and descent of what our founding fathers believed. Thus, we have no respect, dishonoring our nation's flag (and allowing it to happen), and families falling apart at the seams! All of this political correctness will be the demise of our country! We must pray for forgiveness and turn from our wicked ways, before it is too late! Soon and very soon...we are going to see Jesus face-to-face and will have to answer for it ALL!!!! :( <3

Betty Emery
Betty Emery

TALK TO YOUR GRAND CHILDREN AND GREAT GRANDCHILDREN! TELL THEM! why and about why we are here. They know nothing about patriotism! Why should they? Better for them to be controlled and not fight for freedom in the generations to come. Think about it!

Paul A Maynard
Paul A Maynard

It is clear that the majority of Americans believe that this country was founded on Christian principles and a minority want to take us down the path to Hades.We should not let this happen because of involvement. Come on let's make a concerted effort to fight this movement with an unprecedented effort.

Ellen Mitchell
Ellen Mitchell
  • Paul A Maynard

I believe we came here for religious freedom and for the most part it was based on Christian beliefs. I respect others people's religion but at the same time they have to respect the fact that this country is indeed a God based society which has drifted into many other religions and or atheism. Believe what you will but don't disrupt the foundation of our country because it is our history and our heritage that many of us enjoy.

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