Hearing the word of God

I am writing concerning the Freedom From Religion group taking “God” out of schools and off government property. They say it’s going against some people’s Constitutional 1st Amendment rights. True, Congress may make no law respecting an establishment of religion, but they fail to include the next clause, or abridging the freedom of speech.

If a school or organization chooses to put a scripture reference on their walls, is it not their right to do so? And if it’s prohibited to post biblical references by an establishment of education, is it not these same schools who have adopted the Common Core curriculum which has painted Obama in a messianic light? (Reference: Son Of Promise, Child Of Hope).

And if we aren’t allowed to respect any religion above another for fear of offending someone, why was it on Easter day, the high Passover, that Obama used his speech to tell us how Islam teaches us to love our neighbors? Uh, I believe that was written in the Hebrew scriptures from which we derive our English Bibles today, long before the Koran was written.

I believe that if someone doesn’t want to recite “under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance, they have that right. But don’t forbid those few who still believe in the Creator of Heaven and Earth to do so. I guess this is the Amos 8:11 famine. Not of bread and water, but of hearing the word of God.

Garrett Wahl

Parkersburg