This organization is now threatening metro Atlanta schools with their dictatorial, agenda-forcing, and taxpayer money wasting lawsuits because a number of schools are renting church buildings in which to hold their graduation ceremonies. The reason schools are using churches has absolutely nothing to do with anything religious. Schools are wanting to get their students and their families out of the football stadiums at the mercy of the weather, and limited seating capacity where families have to choose which family members will be able to attend these once-in-a-lifetime events. Churches rent their facilities at much cheaper rates than other facilities, and there is no threat of cancellation due to weather. I graduated in a hot, 100+ gymnasium dressed in a cap and gown myself. I can certainly relate.
According to an ARTICLE posted on One News Now, one school system seemed to make the news more than the other systems. The Cherokee County School System in Canton, Georgia, has been renting the FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH WOODSTOCK in Woodstock, Georgia since 2005. The church building has a capacity of 7,000, and costs literally thousands less than other buildings of similar capacities.
This is obviously another leftist agenda as the Supreme Court ruled on this years ago when schools were being threatened with lawsuits over churches renting school facilities in which to hold their services. Now we have the same thing in reverse.
As I have said before, there is only one way to stop this, and that's to stand up to them. These leftist groups don't like public opposition. I think one reason is it shows just how much of a minority they are. The (very few) Americans United for Separation of Church and State, according to their website, have a membership of only 120,000. There are Facebook pages with more people than that. Cherokee Countians are taking the right approach. They are going ahead and preparing in the event the leftists follow through with their threats. Cherokee Countians are going with the idea of "better to have it and not need it, than need it and not have it." They have a Facebook PAGE, but have created a WEBSITE, Cherokee County Fights Back. Facing them down anywhere they show up is the only way to put a stop to this foolishness. This is why the Christian flag is flying today in King, North Carolina. These leftist groups have continuously bypassed Congress and the President, and thereby bypassing We The People with lawsuits.
It has gone on far too long. People are starting to stand up to them, with thankfully, the help of organizations like LIBERTY COUNSEL and the ACLJ. Get behind your local politicians and pressure them to stand up for what is right, not just what is most cost effective which is what these left wingnut organizations count on. The Cherokee County school board has done the right thing and listened to the will of their constituents. On January 20, 2011, they voted to keep using First Baptist Woodstock's building for their graduation.
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