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mccorquodale
May 17 2007
horrific treatment of atheist student in Oklahoma

Read this article for a description of the mistreatment of Nicole Smalkowski after her schoolmates learned that she was an atheist. In other circumstances the insistence that she participate in prayers to be on a sports team would be a serious concern in itself. But the fact that she was briefly expelled and kicked off the team (with apparently false charges of criminal behavior) represent an institutionalized oppression of minority religious views that should not be tolerated in this country!

(After you're done reading the article, take a look at some of the reader comments posted at the bottom.)

Larry_Carter_Center
May 17 2007
SC & OK battlelines

The many crimes perpetrated by theocrats & religious fascists in Oklhoma against the daughter, father & entire family deserves the highest publicity from the national press, instead this too gets buried for calming down both sides, in the best light. Ed Kagin joined with the local defense & appeals team fighting the local prosecutor who threatened the father with felonies if "he did not leave town."

When one allows the sort of "legal" advocacy of Jerry Falwell's 'liberty lawyers' or Pat Robertson's Regent University 'law school' rampant theocracy is encouraged.

RIGHT HERE IN CHARLESTON, FIREFIGHTERS risked their jobs & stature in the community to erect a light bulbed crucifix, 8 across & 14 down 5 foot high in front of Station 12 on Old Towne Road for 43 days last winter. Had they succeeded in having me arrested or provoked a lawsuit, they would have gotten what they wanted, a case to send to the US Sup Ct where 5 papists now sit re-writing the US Constitutional dicta of Walz, Everson, Curlett, Lemon & Roe.

Taxation, appropriation, forced school bible & prayer recitations, establishment definitions & mandatory breeding laws are all under attack respectively.

It's better to fight them in the trenches face to face rather than give them an expensive legal venue to stack the deck in jurisdictional poker.

THAT IS WHAT I DID IN LEAFLETING THE NEIGHBORHOOD EXPOSING THE DIRTY LITTLE TRAITORS TO THE CONSTITUTION THAT THE FIREFIGHTERS & THEIR JERRY FALWELL TRAINED PAID FOR LAWYERS ARE. They got away with an affront, but they were made to look like the bigots that they are. MY broadsides read: FIGHT FIRE NOT SECULARISM WITH YOUR THEOCRATIC ICONS

It's sick that a volleyball coach is so incompetent or so bigoted as to force prayer on a young girl & have her dad made out to look like a criminal.

We win or avoid a major loss, but at what price?

Sue had to hear death threats on our phone line.

Who knows if all the legal attourney's fees & costs ARE/were fully repaid to us? I got not a single penny when I went all the way to the US Sup Ct. Pat Robertson is a mega millionaire owning racehorses, SouthAfrican mining stocks & has 133 of his graduates incompetently employed in THE HIGHEST US Justice Department spoils jobs.

We need to fight back in continued & visible ways all the while protecting our children & most vulnerable as we can.

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