a tepaublican so stupid as to think Christianity is the Only Religion vouchers are for
(on finding out Muslims could also get a voucher under the idiot GOP program the teapublican has a change of mind......)
Republican Horrified to Discover that Christianity is Not the Only Religion
Sun Aug 18, 2013,
It's an honest mistake, assuming that the Constitution only protects your own personal megachurch faith. But one Louisiana Republican is learning the hard way that religious school vouchers can be used to fund education at all sorts of religious schools, even Muslim ones. And while she's totally in favor of taxpayer money being used to pay for kids to go to Christian schools, she's willing to put a stop to the entire program if Muslim schools are going to be involved.
Valarie Hodges admitted that when she supported Governor Bobby Jindal's school voucher program, she only did so because she assumed the religious school vouchers could only be used for Christian schools. Religious freedom means that everyone's free to follow Valarie Hodges' religion! She explains,
I actually support funding for teaching the fundamentals of America's Founding Fathers' religion, which is Christianity, in public schools or private schools. I liked the idea of giving parents the option of sending their children to a public school or a Christian school.
Whoa! Record scratch sound! Dishes breaking! Islam is a religion protected by the constitution, too? No one told Valarie Hodges anything about religions being equal under the law! She can't support any sort of anything that could learn to families using taxpayer money to educate their kids in Islamic schools. She added Bachmannesquely,
"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. " Less
the teapublicans support vouchers for education. Which means , of course, that your tax dollars might support a catholic priest, or a rabbi or an imam at a mosque..... One of the things that Jefferson and the other founders hated the most is that they were required to tithe to the church of England , no matter what religion they were..... and hence the notion of separation of church and state. I do want my tax dollars to support public education, but I do not want those dollars supporting religious institutions, I do not want to pay a priest OR a imam OR a rabbi one since cent......