"Evil Little Thing" or Constitutional Defender?

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-18-2008
"Evil Little Thing" or Constitutional Defender?
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Fri, 01-27-2012 - 10:11am

I think that her accomplishment is admirable, but I'm not sure if I would have done the same thing. High School can be hard enough without death threats and hatred.

Atheist teen forces school to remove prayer from wall after 49 years State Representative calls girl, who has been escorted by police to school, 'an evil little thing'

She is 16, the daughter of a firefighter and a nurse, a self-proclaimed nerd who loves Harry Potter and Facebook. But Jessica Ahlquist is also an outspoken atheist who has incensed this heavily Roman Catholic city with a successful lawsuit to get a prayer removed from the wall of her high school auditorium, where it has hung for 49 years.

More here~ http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/46160046/ns/us_news-the_new_york_times/#.TyK8lPmnJn0

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iVillage Member
Registered: 11-18-2008

I thought the same thing! Thinking that - or even saying it in private - is one thing, but it is far from professional to say it in public.

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Community Leader
Registered: 12-16-2003
I would have removed the start of the prayer to read, To whom it may concern; so no one group will be singled out. I saw nothing wrong with that prayer.

Ramona  Mom to 2 great kids and wife to one wonderful hubby since 1990!

Community Leader
Registered: 12-16-2003
Actually, living in a metro area with mosques, Buddist temples, churches, etc... all around us, I welcome public displays! I don't like the fact that we can celabrate most any other holiday publicly, except Christmas or Easter. My kids have sang songs about dradels, the goddess that brings spring, but never a Holy Night at school. I guess some are more equal than others.

Ramona  Mom to 2 great kids and wife to one wonderful hubby since 1990!

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