Mon Nov 5, 2012, 10:57 AM
cbayer (138,194 posts)
Texas home to God, government court disputes
BENJAMIN WERMUND, Austin American-Statesman, CIARA O'ROURKE, Austin American-Statesman
Updated 6:03 a.m., Monday, November 5, 2012
CEDAR PARK, Texas (AP) — Texas might not be a battleground state in Tuesday's presidential election, but it is home to a number of fights — some ongoing and some already decided — that could have a bearing nationally on the place of God in government.
National advocacy groups have focused much of their efforts in Texas, most recently over Hays County commissioners opening their meetings with prayer, the Cedar Park Police Department putting a cross on its chaplain's seal and Kountze High School cheerleaders carrying Christian signs at football games.
Jeff Mateer, general counsel for the Liberty Institute, a group that launches court fights on behalf of Christian priorities and issues, said challenges to prayer policies in local Texas governments have become more common.
Of the 1,700 complaints received by the Freedom From Religion Foundation from January to September, nearly 10 percent were filed by Texas residents. The advocacy group sent 54 letters of complaint to Texas governmental entities this year, including five complaints to Central Texas agencies.
Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/news/texas/article/Texas-home-to-God-government-court-disputes-4009014.php#ixzz2BMeEpWdX
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Texas home to God, government court disputes (Original post)
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Response to codjh9 (Reply #1)
Mon Nov 5, 2012, 11:19 AM
cbayer (138,194 posts)
3. FFRF is doing some good work down there, I think.
They have gotten away with far too much for far too long, due in large part to the complicity of the governor.
Response to cbayer (Reply #3)
Mon Nov 5, 2012, 11:24 AM
codjh9 (2,781 posts)
4. Yeah, I know someone active w/FFRF there, and he's written op-eds and has spoken out against
the city council. And OMG yes, the governor - one of the MOST hateful Repubs ever. Ever!
Response to cbayer (Original post)
Mon Nov 5, 2012, 11:17 AM
cleanhippie (16,799 posts)
2. It's a good thing that the FFRF is there to protect OUR religious liberties, right cbayer?
Since you posted without comment, one can only assume you agree with the work that the FFRF is doing, right?
Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #5)
Mon Nov 5, 2012, 06:15 PM
Tyrs WolfDaemon (2,180 posts)
7. I hope my dad doesn't see it like that
He's been claiming to be god for years and might want to try and join such a legal dispute to prove his divinity.