Wisconsin group tells Chambersburg Glee Club to cut Christmas song

Jan 2, 2013 Full story: Chambersburg Public Opinion 195

An organization that protects the separation of church and state has sent a letter to Chambersburg Area School District to stop a decades-long Christmas concert tradition.

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Nerd Rage

Chambersburg, PA

#1 Jan 3, 2013
War on Christmas has come to Chambersburg.
lazy atheist

Reynoldsburg, OH

#2 Jan 3, 2013
Nerd Rage wrote:
War on Christmas has come to Chambersburg.
Season's Greetings!

Happy Holidays!

Since: May 12

Chambersburg, PA

#3 Jan 3, 2013
It's gratifying to see a group so committed to the United States Constitution.

Lots of people give lip service to respecting the Constitution. The FFRF walks the walk. Good on them!
impeach Congress

Chambersburg, PA

#4 Jan 3, 2013
Dan the Man Chambersburg wrote:
It's gratifying to see a group so committed to the United States Constitution.
Lots of people give lip service to respecting the Constitution. The FFRF walks the walk. Good on them!
Doesn't take much to gratify you now does it? You're one of the lucky ones. You get to spend all day on topix while most of us work. Tell me, how do you do it? Are you super rich or are you on welfare?

Since: Jun 08

Not Waynesboro or Hagerstown

#5 Jan 3, 2013
Freedom OF Religion, not freedom FROM religion.

Since: May 12

Chambersburg, PA

#6 Jan 3, 2013
GenPatton wrote:
Freedom OF Religion, not freedom FROM religion.
Nope. It's both.

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion ..."

That means "freedom FROM."

Since: May 12

Chambersburg, PA

#7 Jan 3, 2013
impeach Congress wrote:
<quoted text>Doesn't take much to gratify you now does it? You're one of the lucky ones. You get to spend all day on topix while most of us work. Tell me, how do you do it? Are you super rich or are you on welfare?
Self-employed. It gives me a lot of flexibility. Thanks for your concern.

Or is it jealousy? LOL!

Since: Jun 08

Not Waynesboro or Hagerstown

#8 Jan 3, 2013
No, that means, the Government will not respect any religion over another. Does not mean from.
rev

Shippensburg, PA

#9 Jan 3, 2013
Dan the Man Chambersburg wrote:
<quoted text>Nope. It's both.

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion ..."

That means "freedom FROM."
You seem ro miss one small word "CONGRESS".

Since: May 09

Location hidden

#10 Jan 3, 2013
So, uh, Christmas was like over a week ago.
impeach Congress

Chambersburg, PA

#11 Jan 3, 2013
Dan the Man Chambersburg wrote:
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Self-employed. It gives me a lot of flexibility. Thanks for your concern.
Or is it jealousy? LOL!
Self employed? When? You are here ALL the time. You're business must not be be doing too well because you seem to neglect it. Now wait a minute!I just remembered something. A while back you said you own a restaurant. So which is it? Did the restaurant go out of business because of your neglect due to being on topix all the time?

Make up your mind about your profession already!

Since: Jun 08

Not Waynesboro or Hagerstown

#12 Jan 3, 2013
Very true, Eff, but the constant assault on all forms of religion is shocking in this country, and stems from the mis-interpretation of the constitution.
lazy atheist

Reynoldsburg, OH

#13 Jan 3, 2013
GenPatton wrote:
Very true, Eff, but the constant assault on all forms of religion is shocking in this country, and stems from the mis-interpretation of the constitution.
Have all the religion you want, just not on public property.
heres the truth

Chambersburg, PA

#14 Jan 3, 2013
impeach Congress wrote:
<quoted text>Self employed? When? You are here ALL the time. You're business must not be be doing too well because you seem to neglect it. Now wait a minute!I just remembered something. A while back you said you own a restaurant. So which is it? Did the restaurant go out of business because of your neglect due to being on topix all the time?
Make up your mind about your profession already!
Why Danny has had many, many jobs over the last few months. He has owned a restaurant, he has rental properties, he's in the human service business, he has an on line business, he works in an office, he does consulting work.

Why would anyone be jealous of a bull shooter like you. We all know you are unemployed and collect welfare. No one in their right mind would ignore their own business to spend their days on a silly topix forum.. Only someone like you..someone with no life or job.

Since: May 09

Location hidden

#15 Jan 3, 2013
GenPatton wrote:
Very true, Eff, but the constant assault on all forms of religion is shocking in this country, and stems from the mis-interpretation of the constitution.
From what I understand, at least from the free exercise clause, publicly funded institutions cannot endorse one religion over another.

A public school singing a song that belongs in church would fall under that clause in my opinion.

Since: May 12

Chambersburg, PA

#16 Jan 3, 2013
GenPatton wrote:
No, that means, the Government will not respect any religion over another. Does not mean from.
"Establish" does not mean "respect." Establish means to found, institute, build, or bring into being.

The First Amendment gives us freedom FROM the government instituting or bringing into being a religion. Freedom FROM the government's religious preference.

Since: May 12

Chambersburg, PA

#17 Jan 3, 2013
rev wrote:
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You seem ro miss one small word "CONGRESS".
So? How that change anything?

Since: May 12

Chambersburg, PA

#18 Jan 3, 2013
impeach Congress wrote:
<quoted text>Self employed? When? You are here ALL the time. You're business must not be be doing too well because you seem to neglect it. Now wait a minute!I just remembered something. A while back you said you own a restaurant. So which is it? Did the restaurant go out of business because of your neglect due to being on topix all the time?
Make up your mind about your profession already!
LOL! I have to laugh at the dipshits who obsess on this issue. Do you not realize that YOU are here just as much as I am. So that when you assume I'm on some sort of government assistance, the same could be true of you too? Do you really have no self-awareness at all?

Since: May 12

Chambersburg, PA

#19 Jan 3, 2013
heres the truth wrote:
<quoted text>Why Danny has had many, many jobs over the last few months. He has owned a restaurant, he has rental properties, he's in the human service business, he has an on line business, he works in an office, he does consulting work.
Why would anyone be jealous of a bull shooter like you. We all know you are unemployed and collect welfare. No one in their right mind would ignore their own business to spend their days on a silly topix forum.. Only someone like you..someone with no life or job.
You too. You're here as much or more than I am. How do you support yourself?
impeach Congress

Chambersburg, PA

#20 Jan 3, 2013
Dan the Man Chambersburg wrote:
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Self-employed. It gives me a lot of flexibility. Thanks for your concern.
Or is it jealousy? LOL!
Jealous of you? Now that takes all!! If I'm going to be jealous of someone it will a person that has accomplished something worthwhile in life, not some dumbass like you that spends day after day on topix doingmnothing of importance!

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