Education versus Propaganda

Laurence A. Moore (
13 Aug 1995 20:00:47 -0700 (Nathaniel Tagg) wrote:

Carl J Lydick (carl@SOL1.GPS.CALTECH.EDU) wrote:

>> For example, George Bush declared at one point that he didn't
>> think that atheists should be considered citizens of the
>> United States.

> Does anyone have a reference on this?

Here are the two closest I found:

"Television preacher Pat Robertson, who plans to officially
announce his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination
next month, said he would not tolerate atheists in his
administration, Time magazine reported yesterday. // Although
Robertson firmly denied a quote attributed to him that only
born-again Christians and Jews should hold government jobs, he
told Time that nonbelievers would have no place in his
administration if he were elected." --- San Francisco Chronicle,
21 September 1987 (UPI)

"President Bush, saying faith has fostered democratic change
around the world, told the National Religious Broadcasters
yesterday that 'one cannot be America's president without a
belief in God.'" --- San Francisco Chronicle, 30 January 1990

Also found this:

"An appellate court has ruled that the Boy Scouts of America are
not subject to a federal law prohibiting religious
discrimination. // In a 2-to-2 ruling Monday, a panel of the
U.S. Court of Appeals in Chicago said the Boy Scouts are not a
'place of public accommodation' required to admit atheists or
agnostics. // The decision upheld a lower court ruling that a
Tiger Cub chapter's exclusion of 10-year-old Mark Welsh did not
violate the 1964 Civil Rights Act. // The scouts require
potential members to affirm a belief in God." --- San Francisco
Chronicle, 19 May 1993 (Chronicle Wire Services)

The prayer-in-school people want Christian prayers in schools.

They'd be much less enthusiastic about prayer in school if the
prayers of all religions were included.

Before we introduce prayer into school, shouldn't we hold a
conference of the world's religious leaders and have them decide
which is the One True Religion?

- Larry