Rick Santorum Wants the Bible Back in Public Schools (Not That Anyone Removed It in the First Place) March 17, 2015

Rick Santorum Wants the Bible Back in Public Schools (Not That Anyone Removed It in the First Place)

Over the weekend, ever-hopeful presidential candidate Rick Santorum told a conservative audience at Liberty Counsel’s The Awakening conference that the Supreme Court could be ignored; if they wanted Bibles in public schools, dammit, they could have them!

We are on a crossroads in American history, a crossroads that looks like we are heading down in a direction that, let’s be honest, no civilization has ever been able to recover from…

The left cannot be successful in a country of God-given rights. It can’t. Because they want to be the purveyor of rights, and if God is the purveyor of rights, then they lose. We have an obligation to educate, to form, within our churches to preach, within our families to educate, and to fight within our schools. Why are Bibles no longer in public schools? Don’t give me the Supreme Court. The reason Bibles are no longer in the public schools is because we let them take them out of the public schools.

You say, “Well, we can’t get it back in.” Yes we can. Yes we can! How much are you willing to sacrifice?…

As usual, Santorum is just muddying up the situation.

Bibles are legal in public schools. They always have been — and church/state separation advocates will always defend that right.

What’s not allowed (and what the Supreme Court ruled against) is mandatory Bible-readings in those schools. No teacher or administrator can lead students in prayer or recite Bible verses over the intercom during the school day. That’s it.

What Santorum wants is direct proselytization. Forget those students who don’t believe in his God, or those who believe in no God at all. They just need to sit down and shut up.

(via Right Wing Watch)


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