Tuesday, January 14, 2003


A memorial at Columbine High School cannot contain any reference to God. Brian Rohrbough's son Danny was killed in the infamous school massacre; he wishes to make reference to God in their two four-inch tiles at a Columbine memorial. But the memorial is within the school and, well, we certainly don't want God in a school. Now the U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear Rohrbough's appeal on the matter, effectively settling the case against him:
The school district had invited parents to create tiles as part of the renovation of the school after the attack. Officials said the tiles should not be a memorial, which would remind students of the killing. Ground rules included that none would carry a religious theme, observing the constitutional requirement that church and state remain separate.

Hmmm, I missed that Constitutional requirement. I'll have to go look again.

Of course, one hates to point out that perhaps the awful slayings at Columbine were a result of excluding God in the first place.

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