5.22.2006

This Is Still Texas, Right?

KELLER - Keller school district officials say they regret that hundreds of people were upset by a decision to omit the words “In God We Trust” from a nickel on the front of the Liberty Elementary School yearbook. On Monday, district officials said they have received hundreds of complaints and calls from national media. The phrase wasn’t included on the nickel depicted on the 2005-06 yearbook cover because it “might create an issue with people of several religious faiths,” Superintendent James Veitenheimer wrote Sunday in a mass e-mail to parents. Instead, a sticker was included for families who wanted to add the phrase. (Source: Star Telegram)

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yea, Texas as opposed to the liberal Northeast or California. I'm proud that we (Texans) are still concerned about God!! He is stilled concerned about all of us.

bigcatdaddy said...

I'm sure most of y'all would agree that I'm pretty liberal. But I agree that was a pretty stupid move considering the fact that I can pull a friggin' nickel out of my pocket and read "In God We Trust" right there in the palm of my hand. To leave it off of a picture just makes it look stupid. It really has nothing to do with religion...it just makes the picture look retarded.

Anonymous said...

You can still be concerned about God without putting that on a yearbook. And the greatest thing hs, He is still concerned about us, whether we do or not.

Anonymous said...

Just another example of the Texas Education system showing its ignorance and lack of backbone. Keller ISD should be embarrassed. Too many ignorant people in these administrator positions all across Texas.

Anonymous said...

The phrase was added to currency in the '50s during the Communist "scare." It has no right to be there and was added under duress. They have the right idea, remove it from all US currency.

Anonymous said...

This country's government is based on religious principle, 8:31 AM, maybe YOU need to find another country. Mexico, perhaps?

Anonymous said...

8:31AM You would probably like to takt God out of every thing the way you sound, if that happens,only one thing - HELL

Anonymous said...

People always calling on God when in duress. Come on God just get us through the tough times, after that...we don't need ya. How sad.

Anonymous said...

If this country was so based in religion, why did it take so long for it appear on the currency? Or everywhere else? And why is it stated that there is a separation between church and state?

I do take God out of everything and my life is just fine. I am thinking about worshipping Zeus, since it makes as much sense as worshipping a "God."

Anonymous said...

You can take God out of your life today and may be completely fine while you are alive, maybe not. It's when you die that you will answer for that.

If KellerISD didn't want to "offend" someone, don't put the nickel on the yearbook to begin with.

Anonymous said...

When I die the only thing I'll have to answer to is decay. I'll fertilize a few flowers, which is more useful than most of you.

Anonymous said...

3:13PM, our Constitution does NOT specify separation between church and state. Look it up.
Religious symbols are all over our government buildings in Washington.
I'm sorry for the emptiness in your life. You have no idea what you are missing without a spiritual belief in God. We'll pray for you.

Anonymous said...

What makes you happy? Mine is knowing when I die, I wont, because I live in Christ who will keep me for eternity.

Anonymous said...

James Madison, the father of the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights, wrote in the early 1800s, "Strongly guarded . . . is the separation between religion and government in the Constitution of the United States." Ulysses S. Grant also called for Americans to "Keep the church and state forever separate."