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Discussion 2 to Meditation 980
An ignorant lawmaker

by: JT

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The immediate cause of writing this particular Meditation was the new Louisiana law authorizing public funds to be used in support of religious schools.

One Louisiana lawmaker, Rep. Valarie Hodges, discovered to her shock that the law she voted on meant state funds could be used to fund Muslim schools. Somehow, she felt that when she voted to fund religious schools, it just meant Christian schools, and specifically the Christianity as practiced by America's founding fathers.

“I actually support funding for teaching the fundamentals of America’s Founding Fathers’ religion, which is Christianity, in public schools or private schools,” …

“We need to insure that it does not open the door to fund radical Islam schools. There are a thousand Muslim schools that have sprung up recently. I do not support using public funds for teaching Islam anywhere here in Louisiana.”

She voted for a law thinking religious only means Christian. Wrong!

She voted for a law thinking the Founding Fathers version of Christianity was the same as the Christianity she practices. Wrong!

She voted for a law thinking the State of Louisiana can legally discriminate in favour of one religion and against another. Wrong!

And people voted for her. That is so wrong.