DAILYKENN.com -- Blank walls at O'Donnell High School are an implicit endorsement of atheism which a religious statement. Evoking the separation of church and state, I demand the school cover the blank walls.
Blank walls, however, are not what prompted an anonymous letter to be fired off the school's superintendent. Rather, the letter complained of the Ten Commandments painted on a wall in a common area where students congregate.
The Freedom from Religion Foundation threw a hissy fit, prompting the Ten Commandments to be covered.
Who knows? Maybe the anonymous letter was written by a staff member at the Freedom from Religion Foundation.
• Ignored by historians is the fact that the phrase "separation of church and state" was first used by President Thomas Jefferson in 1802 in a letter to the Danbury Baptist Association. In that brief letter, Jefferson violated the separation of church and state by affirming his belief and God as the creator to whom he prayed.
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• It should also be noted that there is no separation of mosque and state or separation of temple and state. The phrase separation of church and state singles out Christian religions and is, therefore, Christophobic.
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