Once Again, Florida County School Board Candidates Grilled on Their Religious Beliefs August 9, 2014

Once Again, Florida County School Board Candidates Grilled on Their Religious Beliefs

Remember how, last week, there was a forum for candidates running for seats on the School Board of Highlands County (in Florida)? The five candidates from District 5 all answered questions at the Avon Park Lakes Baptist Church… because that’s where public education should be debated.

This week, they held the forum for candidates from District 1. And guess what? Once again, the focus was on their religious credentials:

Again, the questions were more spiritual in nature, with the leadoff poser inquiring candidates about their denomination and current church attendance.

[Charlene] Edwards said she is a long-time Lutheran and currently attends Resurrection Lutheran Church in Avon Park. [Al Joe] Hinson said he is a member at St. Martin Missionary Baptist Church.

“We are not a member of a church, but our faith runs very, very deep,” Amy Jackson [speaking on behalf of her husband, incumbent candidate Ronnie Jackson] told the group assembled in the sanctuary.

Both Hinson and Edwards agreed that the nation was founded on Biblical values and morals, with Hinson citing the “In God We Trust” motto on U.S. currency.

This is how some cities select their school board candidates.

‘Merica.

(Thanks to Brian for the link)


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