School District Decides to Put Up Posters
United Press International reports,
Schools spend $12,000 on ‘God’ posters
Published: Nov. 7, 2007 at 1:06 PM
BAKERSFIELD, Calif., Nov. 7 (UPI)—The Kern High School District in Bakersfield, Calif., is spending $12,000 to put up 2,300 posters in classrooms saying “In God We Trust.”
In front of a standing-room-only crowd Monday night, the school board voted 4–1 to approve the plan, The Los Angeles Times reported Wednesday.
School Board President Bob Hampton cast the dissenting vote.
“The spiritual side of a student belongs in the home and in the church—not in the school,” said Hampton.
Board member Chad Vegas—who is also an evangelical pastor—told the Times the vote means “we’re not going to accept the agenda of some radical leftists who want to expunge God from public dialogue.”
Vegas—who last year got the board to change the name of the winter and spring breaks to Christmas and Easter recesses—has been accused of pushing a Christian agenda into the public schools, the newspaper said. Vegas told the Times the changes merely reflect the conservative leanings of area residents.
What shall we say about this decision?
First, rejoice with those that rejoice (Rom 12.15).
Second, secularism is not the all-powerful monster we imagine it to be (Remember the Book of Revelation).
Third, sometimes we win (Rom 8.37).
Fourth, do not give up, but remember the words of Jesus to Paul,
Now the Lord spoke to Paul in the night by a vision, “Do not be afraid, but speak, and do not keep silent; 10 for I am with you, and no one will attack you to hurt you; for I have many people in this city” (Acts 18.9, 10).