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School Board was right in Gideons’ decision

MELISSA THOMPSONBelton, Mo.

As a soon-to-be-resident of Summit County, I am baffled and disturbed by the opposition of a vocal few to the School Board’s recent decision to uphold the right of the Gideons to give away Bibles in schools. Those of you who disagree with the School Board and the U.S. Supreme Court should note that the First Amendment does not state that citizens are not allowed to express their religious views in public places.Read it. It simply prohibits Congress from making a law establishing a national church or prohibiting the free exercise of religion, like England did, which prompted the Pilgrims to come to the shores of this New World in the first place. Are Christians, or any other religious groups, now going to have to flee the United States, or Summit County, to seek a place where their civil rights are protected?


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