Friday, February 21, 2014

Why, Yes, They *Would* Prefer The Poor Starve...

#1 Blogdaughter sends this one in. I'd like to say it surprised me, but it doesn't.

American Humanist Association demands students stop feeding starving kids
The American Humanist Association sent that message to a school in Robbinsdale, Minn., accusing them of violating the U.S. Constitution by allowing students to participate in a community service project at a church that involved preparing meals for impoverished children in Haiti.

The humanists got their britches in a bunch after the family of a student at the School of Engineering and Arts objected to the project being held at Calvary Lutheran Church.
First through third grade students were brought to the church to learn about some of the efforts that the church was undertaking to alleviate world hunger. This is the horrible evangelizing that these poor snowflakes were subjected to - feed the poor. You know, the same type of horrific activity that, were it performed by the local OccupyPlaceName movement, would have the same people falling over themselves demanding that the government force these kids to participate.

This was a community service activity where the kids helped to package meals to be sent to starving children in Haiti. They're doing a very good and noble thing. And here this nitwit wants to end the program because it's held in a church. Hey, nimrod, the reason it's held in the church is because the Church sponsors the program. The school district didn't bus kids to the church to help out so they could be traumatized by the steeple.

No, far better for the program to be shuttered rather than one precious snowflake have to endure an hour in a church. That's the mentality at work here. This is not about the separation of church and state. This is some anti-religious zealot using the flimsiest of pretenses to stop something good from happening simply because somewhere there is a church involved.

Feed the kids yourselves, you meddling ass.

That is all.


Ted said...

Wait......There is still a public grade school called The School of Engineering and Arts?????

Have we run out of dead civil rights leaders???

Ed said...

What is this "the very hostility toward religion that the First Amendment forbids"?

The First Amendment states "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

This not an example of "hostility towards religion", or "prohibiting the free exercise" of religion. Whoever, the children that attend the school are compelled to participate in a religious institution hosted activity on church property during school hours. Congress, the state, the city or town, the school district and the school administration may not "establish" that religion by aligning the activities of that school with that church's activities, no matter how worthwhile they are.

I next expect that some will argue that Congress, the state, the city or town, the school district and the school administration can enact laws or policies that infringe on the right to keep and bear arms if it serves some worthwhile purpose to some.

Ed said...

"Whoever" should be "however".