No Religion in Public Schools

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A bill has passed its first legislative committee requiring PUBLIC schools to display the state motto, “In God We Trust.” Rep. Kim Daniels is the bill’s House sponsor.

“House Bill 839 requires each district school board to adopt rules that require all schools and all buildings used by the school to display in a conspicuous place, the state motto: ‘In God We Trust,’” she said, during Tuesday's House PreK-12 Innovation Subcommittee meeting. According to this bill, district school boards will have to pay for the cost of putting the motto on the wall. Why don’t they use the money instead to put a weapon detection system to protect kids from gun violence in schools?

Please sign this petition, email and call Governor and your Representatives and Senators and tell them that SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE ARE PROTECTED BY CONSTITUTION.  Public education is being attacked on all levels: On Federal level, harmful education budget proposed by Betsy DeVos and the Trump administration takes away public school funding that supports science and math classes, after-school programs and mental health services.On State level, by inserting religion into public education.

Never forget that founding fathers were for freedom of and from religion!

"The United States of America should have a foundation free from the influence of clergy." ~ George Washington

 "Religion was never part of the common law." ~ Thomas Jefferson

“The way to see by faith is to shut the eye of reason”– Benjamin Franklin

"This nation of ours was not founded on Christian principles." ~ John Adams

"Religious bondage shackles and debilitates the mind and unfits it for every noble enterprise." ~ James Madison

 "What has been Christianity’s fruits? Superstition, Bigotry and Persecution." ~ James Madison

 "Religion I found to be without any tendency to inspire, promote, or confirm morality, serves principally to divide us and make us unfriendly to one another."
~ Benjamin Franklin

 "Of all the tyrannies that affect mankind, tyranny in religion is the worst; every other species of tyranny is limited to the world we live in; but this attempts to stride beyond the grave, and seeks to pursue us into eternity."
~ Thomas Paine

 



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