A seventh-grader in Kansas has been barred from distributing fliers to classmates simply because the fliers contain a Bible verse.
Based on news reports, the school has what appears to be an unconstitutional policy prohibiting students from distributing any material of a religious nature on school property.
Courts have ruled repeatedly that students do not forfeit their religious liberties simply by walking onto school property; as long as they do not disrupt the learning environment, students are free to pray, discuss religion, share their faith, and engage in other forms of constitutionally-protected speech.
Watch the video below for more information on this situation.
A few years ago, if someone had written the words, “Duck the Halls,” you would have assumed it was a typo. Today, however, there’s a Christmas album out by that title from none other than “Louisiana’s most unlikely millionaires,” the Robertson family of the hit TV show Duck Dynasty.
Some people find the show a little strange. Between long beards and camouflage, it definitely isn’t like most of the other stuff on television, but it’s one of the most popular shows on the air. I believe that’s because the show captures the things people cherish: Faith, family, and freedom—or, as Jase Robertson put it, “God, family, and ducks—in that order.”
Today we continue our Words From Our Founders series examining our Founding Fathers’ own words on religion, religious liberty, and morality.
Below is a proclamation agreed to by Congress on October 26, 1781. The proclamation establishes December 13, 1781, as a day of thanksgiving and prayer. The proclamation also takes a retrospective look at the American Revolution, which, by the end of 1781, was drawing to a close with the surrender of General Cornwallis at Yorktown (referenced in the third paragraph of the proclamation).
Whereas, it hath pleased Almighty God, the supreme Disposer of all Events father of mercies, remarkably to assist and support the United States of America in their important struggle for liberty, against the long continued efforts of a powerful nation: it is the duty of all ranks to observe and thankfully acknowledge the interpositions of his Providence in their behalf. Through the whole of the contest, from its first rise to this time, the influence of divine Providence may be clearly perceived in many signal instances, of which we mention but a few.