Elisabeth Hasselbeck is a devout Fox Christian who has no problem with religion in public schools. And today, she endorsed "in God we trust" on a public school marquee because it's on our money so what's the problem?!
Hasselbeck, who praised cheerleaders for violating a public prayer ban, supports prayer in public schools, and approved of a public school statue with Christian verses began Fox's patented persecuted Christian "Fight for Faith" segment by reporting that "'in God we trust' is fine on your dollar bill but too controversial for one school sign." A photo of the sign, in front of a Louisiana high school, was shown over the banner "Rally for Religion, Students Fight to Keep 'In God We Trust' Sign." She noted that the evil ACLU pressured the school to drop the phrase from the school's marquee. She could barely contain her exuberance when she informed us that some godly students are fighting back.
She introduced her guest, a parent of a school student, school coach, and Baptist pastor Joey Ketchum. She reported that the school, under pressure from the ACLU, took the phrase off the sign; but, praise Jesus, the students rallied to get it back up. After noting that the sign has "been part of the school for 15 years," she claimed that the ACLU is saying that the sign is "offensive."
Ketchum whined about how the ACLU forced another school, as a result of just one complaint, to remove all spiritual references.(According to the ACLU, the school, among other things, sent out a letter which asked parents "to pray God gives students strength, mental fortitude, patience and wisdom as they prepare for state mandated testing.") When Ketchum said that God is a "big part of our day," Hasselbeck said "of course it is." The banner: "Source of Pride." Both Hasselbeck and Ketchum said that "if it's good for the money, it's good for the sign."
Ketchum gushed about how the students are protesting "out of love." The banner: "Stand for the Lord." He showed T Shirts that students were wearing to show their support for the sign. (The shirts show a bible with a sword underneath cuz nothing says Christian love than weapons!) Hasselbeck said that this was "a job well done" by the students. She repeated that "if it's good enough for our money, it's good enough for a school sign."
Time for some truthiness. The ACLU didn't involve itself in the issue of the sign. The school decided to take it down after the complaint, mentioned by Ketchum, was made against the other school. The ACLU has no idea why the sign was taken down.
So great propaganda Fox & Friends - Claim that persecuted Christians bravely triumphed over the ACLU. Except, in this case, the ACLU had nothing to do with it!
And btw, what do you think Hasselbeck would say if a school had praise to Allah on it? Just saying...
Also…“Stand for the Lord”
I’m no expert on meaningless rituals, but aren’t you supposed to kneel for the lord?
Actually, it’s not “fine” for the dollar bill, but hey, who cares, right? Jayzus talks to me and says you Christian haters are naughty.
My only question to the bim is: Is it all Gods that are allowed in public schools? or just yours…?
So much noise from these rightwing charlatans, all for buck I might add, uh?