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UPDATE 2: City of Sioux Falls Crack Legal team agrees, Jesus plows violate separation clause

UPDATE 2:

“Students at Lutheran High School of Sioux Falls spent time and effort designing the plow blade they submitted for the city’s Paint the Plows event, Principal Derek Bult said.”

You mean original designs like THIS.

I figured this was coming. I’m wondering when Christians, or for that fact, any religious sect are going to figure out the separation clause is there to protect you from government’s interference in your religious lives and beliefs;

Two private schools in Sioux Falls have been asked to repaint city-owned snow plow blades after a group complained about student artwork with Christian themes.

I think Amanda sums it up very nicely

Some residents might be upset about a protest of Christian-themed art on city snow plows, but all they need to do is consider a role reversal, Amanda Novotny said.

β€œIt would have no business on a plow, I would never do it, but if I painted a plow that said β€˜There is no god,’ I think people would be very, very upset about that,” she said.

This commenter to the story also makes a fine point;

It is not discrimination against A religious establishment, it is protection for ALL religious belief.

Exactly!

This is going to get ugly. Already talked to a city councilor who has been getting blowback about it.

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Another letter writer assumes the word ‘God’ is only exclusive to Christianity

Some people think this is what God looks like

Who has time for tolerance when you are a Christian who writes letter’s to the editor?

We say Merry Christmas because we celebrate the birth of Christ on Dec. 25. Happy Holidays is something people say because they don’t want to acknowledge that there is a God and that he sent his son to earth to save the world.

No. Happy Holidays is in reference to the many holidays during this season. Thanksgiving, Zwaanza, Hanukah, Christmas Eve, Christmas and New Year’s eve. It has nothing to do with the ‘War on Christmas’ conspiracy. I say ‘Merry Christmas’ on Christmas.

Our forefathers came to America for religious freedom so they could worship the way they chose. Again, no one is forced to do this.

The Pilgrims wrote our Constitution? Who knew?

Other people have their own beliefs and cultures, which is fine. But some want to remove “In God We Trust” from our currency. They want to remove “One Nation Under God” from the Pledge of Allegiance. They don’t’ want us to pray in schools and elsewhere.

Who is that? Counterfeiters? And who is stopping you from praying in schools?