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hawaiianstile
all hail the balance of nature.
09:17 AM on 06/15/2012
lol no not the Islamic school, only christian ones. you nimrod americans put all your focus on hating Islam while christianity is infiltrating your legal system and having its way with you.
Allthosewhowander
My micro-bio is a microclimate
02:59 PM on 06/15/2012
That is the American way. Forcing democracy and Christianity on people and other cultures and calling it 'freedom'. If a person speaks out against what is happening they are chastised for being antiAmerican.
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hawaiianstile
all hail the balance of nature.
04:37 PM on 06/15/2012
you hit the nail on the head.
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FronzelNeekburm
Ah, research. The enemy of too many.
09:11 AM on 06/15/2012
It's comforting to know that we learned nothing from 1930's Germany.
08:42 AM on 06/15/2012
This is why we have Seperation of Church and State. This is also why every little silly 'right' a church fights to 'protect' can and will bite them in the butt later. Let me guess, do the Catholics feel the owners of these Muslim schools should be able to ignore labor laws and enforce their beliefs upon every teacher, janitor and secretary employed there?
Sorry, if you're going to state-fund one religion (which you shouldn't be doing in the first place), you have to state fund them all. Otherwise the Government is sponsoring and therefore promoting a federal religion...which is, not matter how much you'd like it to be otherwise, constitutionally illegal.
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Elbrando
The dream shall never die - Ted Kennedy
08:34 AM on 06/15/2012
No federal money should be going to these cults.
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shryock
It never is what it is anymore
08:40 AM on 06/15/2012
Why?
If you are going to give federal money to one religion, you should give it to all of them.
That's why we don't use federal money to fund any religion.
xansam
all want 2 eat, none want 2B eaten
08:42 AM on 06/15/2012
Right. No federal money for ANY religion. And all religions are cults.
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LilaGrace
Searching for common sense where none exists
10:07 AM on 06/15/2012
Christianity is the biggest cult going, and I don't think ANY religion should be sticking it's finger in the Federal funding pie, especially since they don't contribute to it with their tax dollars, but want the right to try to enforce religious policy in our government and in our lives.
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08:24 AM on 06/15/2012
These lawmakers need to get over their fear of funding islamic studies with vouchers. They are taking the right step by giving parents the freedom to choose their kids schools. They need to give people the same respect and protection as parents who send thier kid to Christian schools.
09:11 AM on 06/15/2012
If Muslims want Islamic schoolssend them overseas to Muslim schools.
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09:17 AM on 06/15/2012
Disagree.  Freedom means people are going to do things you disapprove of, as you will do things that they disapprove of.  We need to protect others decisions so we can defend our decisions.
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LilaGrace
Searching for common sense where none exists
10:33 AM on 06/15/2012
No, but with your attitude, I wouldn't mind if they sent YOU overseas. Afterall, the seat of Christianity is right in their backyard.
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mimimus
Pleased to meet you - hope you guess my name
08:21 AM on 06/15/2012
The christian taliban is alive, well and thriving in the USA.
07:40 AM on 06/15/2012
Wait... weren't those ignorant Republican legislators crowing that this was a GOOD thing when we were talking about "schools" playing Bible dvds for kids in place of science class? Why is this any different?

Oh, yeah. It's the wrong god.

Back in the real world, this shouldn't be happening at all, for ANY private school.
Jimsoutside
Work in progress
07:32 AM on 06/15/2012
Ummm...anybody know how many 'graduates' of the New Living Word School go on to college?
08:48 AM on 06/15/2012
What?!? And ruin their indoctrination with REAL education?? This sir, is blasphemy you speak.
07:05 PM on 06/17/2012
Check Bob Jones or one of those other bible colleges.
Jimsoutside
Work in progress
08:29 PM on 06/17/2012
My guess even those wouldn't take them; those bible colleges at least make some pretense of academic integrity.
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janmB
loves life
07:25 AM on 06/15/2012
We should not be funding any private schools at all.
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grammasher
09:32 AM on 06/15/2012
Amen. Private means private, not subsidized by my tax dollars. When my taxes support a school, it ceases being private.
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janmB
loves life
09:46 AM on 06/15/2012
Agree....we have a public school system and if some don't want to participate...then let them pay for sending their's to private schools.
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Tyrant242
ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn
06:29 AM on 06/15/2012
hmmmm, let me see now, what is the word I am looking for here? Oh yes... BMWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!! Just too damn funny. This is a perfect example of the law of unintended consequenses! I am going to be snickering about this all day probably. I will lay good money that at no point in the run up to this law for privatization did it even occur to these peanut brains that someone other than a proper christian school would ever apply for one of these grants. What if a hindu school applies, or Mormon, or Ba'hai, or say a private school for white supremists? This is why public funding for privatization is a bad idea. If people want to send their kids to a private school, then they can do it on their own dollar. I don't want my taxes going to fund religious schools of any kind.
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reviewingthesituation
Southern liberal feminist
08:09 AM on 06/15/2012
And think of ll the money those Scientologists have to invest in building schools!
08:50 AM on 06/15/2012
I'm laughing right along-side you Tyrant. Hopefully the Catholic business owners trying to enforce their seperation from Labor Laws think long and hard about the poor janitors and secretarys working for those other affiliations.
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NTodd
Aude Sapere
06:10 AM on 06/15/2012
Oh what a tangled web we weave,
When first we practice to ignore the Establishment Clause.
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pwright3571
07:35 AM on 06/15/2012
Excellent, when I read this story the first words in my head were..."Oh, what a tangled web we weave, when we practice to deceive."
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NTodd
Aude Sapere
07:43 AM on 06/15/2012
It may be lousy poetry, but it's rock solid policy.
04:22 AM on 06/15/2012
Here come the lawsuits.

There should be no vouchers for any religious school.

Thsi violates the separation of church and state (implied by the 1st Amendment).
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pwright3571
07:36 AM on 06/15/2012
Not just implied, it is the Establishment Clause.
01:33 PM on 06/15/2012
I don't believe it is. There is no place that I know of that specifically says there is to be a separation of church and state. The first amendment implies it, but doesn't spell it out.
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grammasher
09:34 AM on 06/15/2012
There should be no vouchers for any private school. Again, private means private. As soon as public dollars go into the school, it ceases being private.
OHteach
She who laughs, lasts
07:28 PM on 06/16/2012
Exactly.
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02:56 AM on 06/15/2012
They can't grant vouchers to schools that teach the Christian religion and then deny them to schools that teach the Islam religion or even the Church of Scientology--not solely based on religious reasons. And what other reason could they use?

I see many lawsuits in their future trying to favorite one religion above others. This is one door they are going to regret opening. Stupid people.
mistergg69
obama 2012
12:11 AM on 06/15/2012
Can a mormon school get some vouchers in Louisiana??
mistergg69
obama 2012
12:09 AM on 06/15/2012
If bible based schools want tax payer money...then churches need to pay taxes.
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Redv14
Evolve Beyond Belief
12:19 AM on 06/15/2012
Agreed! The same should apply to all religions.
08:51 AM on 06/15/2012
I second that.