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Mon Jan 23, 2012, 01:42 PM

Wednesday: Show up at the Cranston School Committee Meeting

Wednesday: Show up at the Cranston School Committee Meeting

If you've been following the case of Jessica Ahlquist vs. the Cranston
School Committee, known more widely as the Cranson Prayer Banner case, you
might know that the court ruled in favor of the plaintiff. Not
unsurprisingly: the courts, for all their wavering, have been pretty clear
that school resources cannot be used to advance a denominational religious
message, and a prayer banner addressed to Our Heavenly Father is just that.
The conflict isn't over, however; the Cranston School Committee will be
meeting this Wednesday for their regular committee business, and on the
agenda is the question of whether to proceed with an appeal to the court's
decision: http://cpsed.net/schcom/agenda/

.

Maybe you were or are a member of the Facebook group supporting the
Ahlquist side, www.facebook.com/groups/179298715436387/. Maybe you chimed
in from time to time, with words of support. Maybe you even donated a few
bucks to the college fund for Jessica (because don't we want to support
people like this?). And maybe you were wondering if there was anything more
you could have done, or can do now.

Well, there is.

BE THERE WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

And what's more, get everyone you can, in every group there is, to turn out
at this meeting. Steve Ahlquist's op-ed Saturday's issue of the Providence
Journal (http://bit.ly/zTYfk3

) might well mark a turning point in public
opinion, and Steve (he tells us by email) is personally sick "of being one
of only six people in support of Jess facing off against 230, let's call
them "passionate" Christians." So let's help even the odds (even if we know
that a public question is settled by the rightness of one's arguments, and
not by force of numbers). At the very least, we can show there is no need
for police protection, as we will be our own protection.

Let's let Jess know she has support not only on the Internet, but in the
real world. Bring signs! Wear tee shirts! Bring cameras, family and friends!

RSVP at www.facebook.com/events/152410891539811.


Via: http://www.facebook.com/groups/bostonatheists/

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MarkCharles Jan 2012 #1

Response to Ian David (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 01:46 PM

1. Thanks for posting this! I hope the

 

atheist community is well represented there and that the cameras will still be rolling.

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