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Connecticut School Removes Lord Reference in High School Diplomas

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by ReformedBaptist, Jun 23, 2010.

  1. ReformedBaptist

    ReformedBaptist Well-Known Member

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    Connecticut School Removes Lord Reference in High School Diplomas
    By Todd Starnes

    Published June 23, 2010
    | FOXNews.com

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    Seniors at a New Haven, Conn., high school will not be graduating “in the year of our Lord” this year – or any future years, according to the superintendent of schools.

    The school district has removed the traditional phrase from high school diplomas after someone complained.

    “It’s a religious thing,” Superintendent Reginald Mayo told the New Haven Register. “I’m surprised it took this long for someone to notice it. We certainly don’t want to offend anyone.”

    Last year, former alderwoman Ina Silverman filed a complaint about “in the year of our Lord" when her daughter was a student at Wilbur Cross High School. According to the newspaper, Silverman took her concerns to the mayor, who then asked the superintendent to remove the words.

    Mayo told the newspaper it was a small change – but it was a necessary change. The American Humanist Association heralded the decision.

    “It removes the bias toward Christianity and puts all New Haven students on an equal plane without religious bias,” Bob Ritter, a staff lawyer with the American Humanist Association, told FOX News Radio.
  2. Jedi Knight

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    So are they going to put like ummmm 10,000,000,000. Earth day? Stuff like this is why our country is going down the potty! I guess it makes me focus more on my heavenly citizenship.
  3. Jerome

    Jerome Well-Known Member
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    Complainer Ina Silverman is a real character in New Haven:

    She is a former city alderwoman after her campaign workers got caught strongarming the mentally disabled for votes:

    New Haven Independent “Voting Torture” Probe Doesn’t Bother Silverman

    Ironically, a newspaper article months earlier about her husband, "Sweepstakes King" Jay Sokolow, described how he "stuffed the box with ballots" to win contest drawings.

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    And a few examples of her deeply held commitment to the separation of church and state:

    As alderwoman, she was fond of opening council meetings with quotations from a favorite religious leader.

    She also supported installing a network of pipes and wires all across town because a religious group wanted to have a "symbolic wall" around the city.
    #3 Jerome, Jun 23, 2010
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