seperation of church and state

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lawyerplease

Alexandria, VA

#1 Feb 20, 2013
Is it ethical for a judge to give "Sunday school lessons" or envoke religion from the bench??
depends

Charleston, WV

#2 Feb 20, 2013
Was he just telling you right from wrong and you took it as a Sunday School Lesson? If you were before a judge, I would presume what he was saying he felt would benefit you. You wasnt there for doing something Good... I think you are just angry for something you got caught at and are now looking for a reason to seek revenge! But I wasnt there, so I dont know. If you want an answer, you are going to have to give more details
Hehe

Chesapeake, VA

#3 Feb 20, 2013
lawyerplease wrote:
Is it ethical for a judge to give "Sunday school lessons" or envoke religion from the bench??
It is if he is teaching Sunday School class on Sunday morning from a bench. Hehe

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#4 Feb 20, 2013
It is common knowledge that some Judges who teach Sunday School are Child molesters and take bribes for Judging some cases. What Judges do while not performing their Government duties is no ones business. It's when they bring their superstitious practices into the Court room that there is a problem. Any Judge that preaches from the Bench should be removed by the "People" for being insane.

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#5 Feb 20, 2013
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#6 Feb 20, 2013
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lawyerplease

Charleston, WV

#7 Feb 21, 2013
I agree, it's personal opinion that has no place in a court room. What if the judge were a Wican or a Muslim?? There would be an uproar, but essentially there is no difference, because any religion is a mythical opinion. I think even more troubling is the fact it was in family court. I'm wondering if its actually legal??
works both ways

Oak Hill, WV

#8 Feb 21, 2013
separation of Church and state works both ways. keep gay pride away from public functions. how can any religious family, of any religion, because all major religions are against homosexuality, how can those parents teach their children right from wrong when the public school system teaches them its ok to be gay and so forth? the government should be sued for breaking the law. it is not keeping the state from interfering with the Church! it's almost time for the Church to fight for their rights! so sick of hearing about the right of the athiests! what about the rights of the Church?!
works both ways

Oak Hill, WV

#9 Feb 21, 2013
stop teaching our children evolution too! if you want to say you come from a monkey, do it. but my family didn't come from monkeys!
works both ways

Oak Hill, WV

#10 Feb 21, 2013
it is illegal for the state to force religious children to go to a school and be taught things against their religion!

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#11 Feb 21, 2013
works both ways wrote:
separation of Church and state works both ways. keep gay pride away from public functions. how can any religious family, of any religion, because all major religions are against homosexuality, how can those parents teach their children right from wrong when the public school system teaches them its ok to be gay and so forth? the government should be sued for breaking the law. it is not keeping the state from interfering with the Church! it's almost time for the Church to fight for their rights! so sick of hearing about the right of the athiests! what about the rights of the Church?!
Getting public schools to tell gay children they're evil is a right of the church?

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#12 Feb 21, 2013
works both ways wrote:
stop teaching our children evolution too! if you want to say you come from a monkey, do it. but my family didn't come from monkeys!
If you're anti-science, perhaps you should home school. We're not going to stop educating children because reality conflicts with your personal beliefs.
works both ways

Oak Hill, WV

#13 Feb 21, 2013
no, the school system shouldn't teach anything about relationships. it should be neutral. and evolution is a "theory". they shouldn't teach creation either. it should remain neutral!
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Charleston, WV

#14 Feb 21, 2013
works both ways wrote:
it is illegal for the state to force religious children to go to a school and be taught things against their religion!
no...its not illegal. its illegal to pray and hole religious services in schools. teaching evolution is a sciencwe an legal.

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#15 Feb 21, 2013
works both ways wrote:
no, the school system shouldn't teach anything about relationships.
So no health/sex education? That's a recipe for disaster.
works both ways wrote:
and evolution is a "theory".
So is the idea that everything is made up of smaller things (Atomic Theory) or that we get diseases from bacteria/viruses (Germ Theory) or that the Earth goes around the Sun (Heliocentric Theory).

Scientific Theories are not guesses; they're well established explanations based on evidence.
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they shouldn't teach creation either. it should remain neutral!
It's not neutral to avoid teaching kids facts because the facts offend a certain religious group.
humph

Alexandria, VA

#16 Feb 21, 2013
my goodness, if we took everything out of school that was deemed "religious", there would nothing to teach except math and English!!!!!!! You couldn't teach any history or social studies!!!

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#17 Feb 21, 2013
humph wrote:
my goodness, if we took everything out of school that was deemed "religious", there would nothing to teach except math and English!!!!!!! You couldn't teach any history or social studies!!!
History and social studies aren't inherently religious.
humph

Alexandria, VA

#18 Feb 21, 2013
more times than not, a lot of history has religious fore bearings to it...... And history is what has shaped our social structure..... Heck we wouldn't even be where we are right now if it weren't for religion!! We would still all be British...
Mskamish

Charleston, WV

#19 Feb 21, 2013
When you take it all into Consideration...ALL of OUR LAWS are based up religious values, to and enable order within society......Just a thought.....But, there is a difference between "Preaching from the Bench" and chastising ones "illegal behaviors" from the bench, although the chastising may be based upon a current religious value system and Mores of our present day society..

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#20 Feb 21, 2013
humph wrote:
more times than not, a lot of history has religious fore bearings to it...... And history is what has shaped our social structure..... Heck we wouldn't even be where we are right now if it weren't for religion!! We would still all be British...
Talking about historical effects of religion is not the same as teaching religious faith or indoctrinating students.

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