The headline reads, “Rhode Island teen who fought against prayer banner gets scholarship from atheist group.” The Fox news article goes on to say The American Humanist Association, a national atheist organization, says that Jessica Ahlquist, 16, of Cranston High School West, stood up for her beliefs despite critics and “responded well to online threats when she challenged the constitutionality of the display,” MyFoxBoston reports.
On Feb. 9, FoxNews.com reported that Ahlquist, an atheist, filed a complaint with the American Civil Liberties Union after deciding the banner’s presence in a public school was unconstitutional.
The banner had been hanging for decades, and included the words, “Our Heavenly Father,” and “Amen,” according to the report.
Well, what about our Christian beliefs? A belief system founded on the Bible, its earliest writings known as the Torah go back to 1450-1410 B.C. When a belief in nothing overrides a belief in something, or shall I say Someone, God, we have truly lost whatever we might have had as a Christian nation. If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under.
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Letters to the Editor: Showing respect
Dear Editor, My sister Robbie Benton’s funeral was Friday afternoon at White’s Funeral Home. The gravesite was outside of Mineral Wells. The respect shown by the good folks of Parker County and the surrounding area was overwhelming. I would say at least 90 percent of drivers pulled over in respect of the loss of life.
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I have been intrigued about few human rights issues in foreign countries, but look at what exists in the United States.
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Letters to the Editor: Protecting Medicare Advantage
As one of over 14 million Americans who rely on a Medicare Advantage policy for my medical needs, I know it is crucial for Washington to protect the Advantage program’s budget. The Affordable Care Act already slashed $200 billion from the program. It would be a mistake to dismantle a program that produces better healthcare results than regular Medicare, while often costing seniors much less in the process.
Letters To The Editor: Kelly response
In a recent column, William Kelly stated his opposition to abortion and asked the question, “What do you think?” Well, I think we should all publically express our gratitude to CVS for their announced plan to stop selling tobacco products.
Letters To The Editor: Entitlement mentality
Traffic law violations seem to be changing. During the 25 years I spent driving in Parker and Tarrant counties, it was usually the young men and women in small sporty cars that ran the red lights, stop and yield signs and regularly grossly exceeded the posted speed limits.
Letters to the Editor: Stop the bailout
Dear Editor, The administration and congress knew that ObamaCare would fail but have had a plan all along to bail out the private insurance companies that supported the law with taxpayer money. Of course, this plan was kept hidden from American citizens that are already burdened by taxes. Congress should do everything it can to stop this disastrous bill.
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What an exciting time in Parker County to have Dedra Vick, a lady with incredible skills and integrity, running for Parker County treasurer.
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Dear Editor, In response to the letter to the editor, “Challenging One’s Beliefs,” published Friday:
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