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Usher In A Redefinition of Marriage, Usher Out Religious Liberty

Repnextdoor Wrote: Feb 12, 2013 8:08 AM
The biggest socialist institution in the USA is public schools. A state funded education open to all is socialsm. Public schools are socialist free daycenters where parents turn their backs on their responsibility to educate and to discipline their children, Public schools serve as state-run sports training camps. Public schools offer breakfast and lunch.. Public schools are not even successful, yet administrators and teachers draw huge salaries. Socialist public schools impose too great a tax burden on the tax payers. If you want an education for your offspring, be willing to pay tuition at a private school. Why do Repbicans ignore such a socialist institution in our midst? I think that all Americans feel the need for entitlements
pguild Wrote: Feb 12, 2013 9:14 AM
Private and Parochial Schools are the way to go. The depravity being taught at Public Schools is repugnant and is destined to pull the society of the U.S.A. down. The decline of enrollment in Parochial Schools is doing major harm to the U.S.A. I encourage you to enroll your children in Parochial or Private schools. Peter Guild, St. Joseph's Parish, Quincy, MA.
ConcealedCarry Wrote: Feb 12, 2013 8:14 AM
What has any of that to do with the column or the topic?

NOTE: This is the fourth column in a series of columns related to National Marriage Week, Feb. 7-14, 2013. The third column is available here.

Disagreements and projections abound in the dialogue about marriage and its redefinition to include same-sex couples. But both sides agree on one issue: redefining marriage significantly jeopardizes religious freedom—the first liberty upon which our nation was founded.

The convergence of several factors creates this unavoidable clash between religious liberty and redefining marriage. First, the vast majority of religious adherents in America believe that marriage is the union of one man and one woman. And because...