-Submitted by David Drumm (Nal), Guest Blogger
The school board in Giles County, VA, has decided to remove the Ten Commandments posters in all local schools. The Virginia ACLU and the Freedom From Religion Foundation had plaintiffs and threatened lawsuits that the school board would have almost surely lost. The school board decided it could better spend the estimated $300,000 cost of a lawsuit on instruction that wasn’t religious.
The Giles County school board has been getting advice from Mathew D. Staver, dean of the Jerry Falwell-founded Liberty University School of Law. Staver recently lost another round when the U.S. Supreme Court denied cert in a Kentucky Ten Commandments dispute, leaving in place the lower court decision barring governmental promotion of religion.
Does Liberty University provide or recommend the attorneys who would have gotten the $300,000 of precious tax dollars? After advising school boards regarding religious displays, do they then collect fees defending against almost certain defeat? You have to admire the ingenuity.
This means that the children of Giles County will suffer from a dangerous indoctrination gap. During the gap,
reason Satan has an opportunity to slip in. This is especially true for the young. If you don’t get them early in life, it becomes almost impossible to get them as adults. The young are malleable and trusting, and while in school, they’re a captive audience. It’s a temptation that no religion can resist.
H/T: Secular News Daily.