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The First Amendment prohibits government both from “establishing religion” and from “preventing the free exercise thereof.”
What is the proper balance for government between respecting the wishes of
the majority of Americans who are Christians and respecting the minority of citizens who are not Christian but are guaranteed freedom of religion under our Constitution?
Is the proper greeting “Merry Christmas” or “Happy Holidays” or “Seasons Greetings”?
Do you ever resent it when one greeting is used but not another?
How do you feel about Government-sponsored nativity scenes, Menorahs, Christmas trees, and Santa Clauses?
How do you feel about prayer in public school? Teacher-sponsored, student-led, or after school? “Under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance?
What of Christmas music and pageantry in public schools? In the shopping malls? Does the commercialization of Christmas downgrade its religious meaning?
And what do you think of the nine-year-old boy in Plano, Texas who sued in order to provide to all his fellow students candy canes (shaped like a “J” for Jesus, he says), along with a note stating his belief that “Christ died for our sins”? If you support his lawsuit, would it bother you if he were Hari Krishna? Wahabi Muslim? Athiest? Satanist? Scientologist? Should children of these religions also be allowed to distribute materials in our schools?
What is the proper balance here?
PLUS a shocking INSIDE SCOOP: Are Jerry Falwell, Bob Dole, and George Bush Sr. anti-Christian? Reporter John Gorenfeld will update us on Rev. Sun Myung Moon’s “Tear Down the Cross Campaign” and the surprising support of the fanatical Messiah-claimant Rev. Moon by President Bush and Members of Congress.
Former President George H.W. Bush said of the Moonies: “Your theme is right on target Ã¯Â¿Â½ faith, family, freedom and peace centered on God.” Bush Senior also pocketed millions of Moonie dollars. For more on this breaking story, click here