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Sunday, April 13, 2008

Sunday Soapbox

Grinnygranny is driving me crazy. She is going on and on and on about how wonderful it is to "see this" and "see that." She's worn glasses all her life and for the first time all she needs is sunglasses.  The old adage without the negative, "I Momma's happy, everyone's happy."

Bruce's blog has a statement in response to Al Mohler, President of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, I couldn't have said better myself, so I'll let him have today's soapbox.

Ever since schools were integrated, fundamentalists have been doing their best to vilify, malign and undermine public education. Their desire is to get Christians to pull their kids out of public schools, deprive public schools of funding, and create a network of primary and secondary religious indoctrination centers. Mohler and his cronies have made life hell-on-earth for public school teachers -- regardless of their social, political or sexual orientation. Who would knowingly encourage their children to enter a field that is under relentless attack, woefully underfunded, about to implode from nihilistic micromanagement by its ideological enemies?

Last word: at church in the weekly prayer list there is a section for the public school teachers which are members. When you consider the number of bi-vocational pastors who are teachers, pastor's wives who teach, and the of all the Southern Baptist university's graduates that have and are currently employed in the public schools for the Southern Baptist Conventions leadership to be so anti-public education is down right silly if not absolutely stupid.

2 comments:

Michael Manning said...

We never had this complicated stuff when I was a kid.

1 plus twins said...

that saying is so true, if momma ain't happy no one is happy!!