'Evil little thing' or defender of the constitution?

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    Well?

    Is Jessica Ahlquist an... "'Evil little thing' or defender of the constitution?" You decide but as for me I vote on the side of the seperation of church and state. You constitutionalists should also.







    NYT: Atheist teen forces school to remove prayer - US news - The New York Times - msnbc.com

    CRANSTON, R.I. She is 16, the daughter of a firefighter and a nurse, a self-proclaimed nerd who loves Harry Potter and Facebook. But Jessica Ahlquist is also an outspoken atheist who has incensed this heavily Roman Catholic city with a successful lawsuit to get a prayer removed from the wall of her high school auditorium, where it has hung for 49 years.

    A federal judge ruled this month that the prayer’s presence at Cranston High School West was unconstitutional, concluding that it violated the principle of government neutrality in religion.

    In the weeks since, residents have crowded school board meetings to demand an appeal, Jessica has received online threats and the police have escorted her at school, and Cranston, a dense city of 80,000 just south of Providence, has throbbed with raw emotion.

    State Representative Peter G. Palumbo, a Democrat from Cranston, called Jessica “an evil little thing” on a popular talk radio show. Three separate florists refused to deliver her roses sent from a national atheist group. The group, the Freedom From Religion Foundation, has filed a complaint with the Rhode Island Commission for Human Rights...
     
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    bless her constitution loving heart
     
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    To me this goes beyond the intent of the founding fathers. Articles of religion like the ten commandments on courthouses and this prayer (although being 8 feet high is a little overboard) do not infringe on that separation. If the people of this country want to bar all religious symbols from government property start with the currency!!

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    Is this separation of state and religion? If it is then what is a prayer hanging on a wall. She says it makes her feel like she does not belong. Perhaps the money should make her feel that she does not belong in America?
     
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    Sure, no harassment of non-Christians in this country as long as they "know their place".
     
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    No problem taking that phrase off of money. It will spend just as well without it.
     
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    What's "God" doing on the dollar bill anyway? Didn't god say that money is the root of all evil or something to that effect?
     
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    How exactly is a plaque with words on it 'harassment'?
     
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    I am referring to how this girl is being reacted to.
     
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    Waiting............:eusa_whistle:
     
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    I personally think she's being a tad hysterical.... but 16 year olds are rarely the most rational people on earth. I just don't see the harm with a prayer on a wall.... and I would say the same thing if it was a quote from Karl Marx. It's words - no one should fear words. And words are free speech. Which I passionately defend.... even when those words offend me.
     

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