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Thread: Where's your religious liberty now, Texas?

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    Where's your religious liberty now, Texas?

    The same Texas official who sued to keep a Bible verse on a door in a school is "troubled" by a Texas school providing a small room for Muslim prayers?

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.acde21f19fde

    Paxton attracted national attention last December when he waded into a dispute in Killeen, Tex., between a middle school principal and a nurse’s aide who put up a six-foot poster in the school with a quote from the classic animation special “A Charlie Brown Christmas” that read: “For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior which is Christ the Lord.”After the principal told the aide to take the poster down, Paxton wrote to the Killeen school district: “These concerns are not surprising in an age of frivolous litigation by anti-Christian interest groups … Rescind this unlawful policy.”

    When the school district refused, Paxton helped the nurse’s aid sue, and won.

    Three months later, his eye fell on Frisco.

    We “recently became aware of Liberty High School’s prayer room,” Deputy Attorney General Andrew Leonie wrote to the schools superintendent — about two weeks after the room was profiled in the student newspaper. “Our initial inquiry left several questions unresolved.”
    Double standards will out eventually.

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    Either allow them all or none.
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    Oh please, the liberals tried to ban a Charlie Brown Christmas poster and got sued for it.

    That is hardly the same thing as holding a prayer in a school.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    Oh please, the liberals tried to ban a Charlie Brown Christmas poster and got sued for it.
    It was a religious passage. The poster endorsed a religious belief.
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    They aren't comparable. As long as other religions can also have something like the Muslim prayer room if they want it, there is no cause to deny it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sassy View Post
    They aren't comparable. As long as other religions can also have something like the Muslim prayer room if they want it, there is no cause to deny it.
    There is a difference between accommodating a religion by giving them a prayer room (which is probably for temporary use anyway) on the one hand, and the school actually endorsing a religious belief on the other hand. By putting up the message, the school endorsed that religious belief. Now, if members of that religion also wanted a room in which to pray, they could certainly have it, since that is merely an accommodation and not an endorsement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    Oh please, the liberals tried to ban a Charlie Brown Christmas poster and got sued for it.

    That is hardly the same thing as holding a prayer in a school.
    Link, please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loki View Post
    Link, please.
    The OP has a link. Unfortunately, it's to the Washington Post, which requires a subscription to read, and mine expired.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Jeffrey View Post
    The OP has a link. Unfortunately, it's to the Washington Post, which requires a subscription to read, and mine expired.
    Here are some other links for the same story:

    First Amendment controversy brews over Texas high school's prayer room | Fox News

    Paxton's office outlines concerns over ?prayer room' in letter to Frisco ISD | WFAA.com

    AG Ken Paxton Accuses Texas High School Of Creating Muslim-only Prayer Room | Houston Press

    The Post story indicates that Paxton (the Texas AG who is at the center of this story) WON that case over the Bible verse, embedded in a quote from a Peanuts Christmas special, on the wall of an office in a HS.

    On the other hand, he's in some fairly serious hot water over other issues: https://www.texastribune.org/2017/02...-woes-persist/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rasselas View Post
    The Post story indicates that Paxton (the Texas AG who is at the center of this story) WON that case over the Bible verse, embedded in a quote from a Peanuts Christmas special, on the wall of an office in a HS.
    Indeed ... almost certainly in a Texas court. Move it up the line in federal court, and he probably wouldn't do so well.

    Of course, there's this, too, from your third link down:

    "Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton criticized a north Texas school district for providing a prayer space only for Muslim students — but the district says it accommodates students of all faiths, and the attorney general would know that if he had bothered to call the superintendent."

    Clearly, Paxton is acting on behalf of one religion and opposing another.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rasselas View Post
    On the other hand, he's in some fairly serious hot water over other issues: https://www.texastribune.org/2017/02...-woes-persist/
    Oops....
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