document we received relating this sad story carried the following headline:
Circuit Bans God in School.
First, the 9th Circuit didn't ban God from anywhere. The words God and Ban can't
exist in the same sentence. No entity on Earth has the authority to tell God what
He can do and can't do.
The attributes of God are simple but powerful. [The prefix "omni" means all.]
God is omnipotent. He is all powerful.
is omniscient. He is all knowing.
God is omnipresent. He is present everywhere.
What part of "present everywhere" do you not understand?
Everywhere includes all schools and school rooms, all court rooms, all court houses.
US Constitution says, in Amendment I - Freedom of Religion, Press, Ratified 12/15/1791.
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion,
or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;
Only judges appointed for life who have been educated beyond their intelligence
could fail to understand that a prohibition directed at Congress would ipso facto
apply to courts and judges as well.
The United States was founded by men who believed in God as a Higher Power, referring
to Him as God, our Creator, Divine Providence, and other similarly reverent terms.
When Thomas Jefferson wrote the declaration of independence, he mentions God in
the opening sentence:
in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve
the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among
the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws
of nature and of nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions
of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the
The next sentence mentions God, also, naming Him as Our Creator:
hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they
are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights,
that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
to parents and guardians who do not care to see your children educated
in a school that recognizes God.
have the following options:
If I ever find myself in your home country, I'd never think of making a stink
of the fact that your native gods are mentioned in school.
I'd just continue to worship the One True God in my heart and in my home and keep
my mouth shut. Why don't you do likewise? The mouth shut part, at least.
the way, when my children were of school age, they were so firmly grounded in
the True Word of God and the Holy Bible, they were impervious to any banners or
posters they might encounter, regardless of the literal or subliminal message
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Now, to the care at hand:
It's okay for teachers to honor Buddha in their classrooms, but not God.
That's what a 3-judge panel of the federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held
last month. The court ordered that all banners mentioning "God", including "In
God We Trust" be taken down. And we need your help to appeal that ruling.
The Court ridiculed the historical fact of "God's role in our Nation's history."
The Court's target was Brad Johnson, a highly respected math teacher for the Poway
Unified School District in San Diego, CA. .
That's because for over two decades, Brad displayed banners in his classroom that
included our national motto, "In God We Trust, " and other patriotic phrases that
mentioned God: "One Nation Under God, " "God Bless America, " and "God Shed His
Grace On Thee."
But in 2007, school officials ordered him to take down his banners because they
promoted a Judeo-Christian viewpoint by referring to "God, " and might offend
a Muslim student.
A Double Standard. School officials left untouched: a 40 foot string of Tibetan
prayer flags with images of Buddha strung across the classroom; posters of Hindu
leader Mahatma Gandhi, Muslim leader Malcolm X, and Buddhist leader Dali Lama.
The School District admitted that Brad never attempted to proselytize his students;
that he was one of the best math teachers in the District.
Rather than cave-in, Brad chose to fight with the help of the Thomas More Law
Center. We agreed to represent Brad without charge. And ever since, Brad has been
locked in a lengthy legal battle.
The Law Center doesn't merely talk about the issues close to your heart, we take
Can you help Brad by making a tax-deductible contribution to support his ongoing
The Ninth Circuit's opinion overruled a 2010 lower court decision which had held
that the School District violated Brad Johnson's constitutional rights when it
ordered him to take down his classroom banners.
We will now appeal the decision to the entire Ninth Circuit bench by filing our
petition for en banc review. If that's not successful, we will petition the U.S.
Supreme Court to hear the case.
You can make a difference!
At a time when public schools and federal courts are cleansing classrooms of America's
Christian heritage and undermining students' sense of patriotism, this courageous
Christian teacher is fighting back. Don't let him fight alone.
Richard Thompson, President Thomas More Law Center
The Thomas More Law Center is a national not-for-profit public interest law firm
based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. It defends America's Judeo-Christian heritage and
moral values, a strong national defense and an independent and sovereign United
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