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Re: [OT] Religious Freedom (in the US)

From: Los <los@c...>
Date: Tue, 02 Nov 1999 10:29:53 -0500
Subject: Re: [OT] Religious Freedom (in the US)

What the hell is the matter with you? FLush that crap from this list,


At 02:09 AM 11/2/99 -0500, you wrote:
>Boy is this one "Off Topic".  Please bear with me, this is important.
>I don't like to stepout on a "soap box".
>Nor do I like to make "noise" (read arguments, ect.)
>I certainly do not wish to start a debate on the list about this.
>But this is a topic that I can not remain silent on.
>Anyone in the United States, who believes in personal freedom of
>religion, who
>believes in anything christmas in schools, read this, send in your
>letter, pass it on
>to everyone you know who would be interested.
>I received the following message from a friend. I consider this a real
>to my freedom:
>Madeline Murray O'Hare, an atheist, successfully
>eliminated the use of Bible reading and prayer from
>schools fifteen years ago. Her organization has now
>been granted a Federal hearing on the same subject by
>the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in
>Washington, D.C. Their petition, No.2493, would
>ultimately pave the way to stop the reading of the
>Gospel of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on the
>airwaves of America. They took this petition with
>287,000 signatures to back their stand. If this
>attempt is successful, all Sunday Worship services
>being broadcast either by radio or television will
>stop. This group is also campaigning to remove all
>Christmas programs, Christmas songs, and Christmas
>carols from public schools. You can help! We need one
>million signed letters. This would defeat their Effort
>and show that there are many Christians alive, well,
>and concerned in Our country. Please print this
>letter, then cut off and sign the form below. PLEASE
>DO NOT SIGN JOINTLY, such as "Mr. and Mrs." Each
>person should sign one letter separately, and mail it
>in separate envelopes. Be sure to put "Petition2493"
>ON THE ENVELOPE when you mail the letter. This has to
>go out "regular mail." It is important that you do
>it right away! Please e-mail this letter to all your
>friends and relatives and to anyone you feel led to,
>or have it photocopied and mailed. Christians must
>unite on this! Please do not take this lightly. We did
>once and lost prayer in schools and in offices across
>the nation. We cannot let this attempt succeed. Mail
>it to: Federal Communications Commission Washington,
>D.C. 20054
>Federal Communications Commission
>Washington, D.C. 20054
>RE: Petition 2493
>Dear Sirs:
>I am an American and am very thankful for my American
>heritage. Our forefathers founded this country under
>the premise of a strong belief and faith in God and
>His principles. I am also very much aware of the role
>that our Christian faith has played in the freedom
>that we Americans now enjoy. Therefore, I protest any
>effort to remove, from radio or television, programs
>designed to nurture faith in God, or to remove
>Christmas programs, Christmas songs, and Christmas
>carols from public air waves, schools, office
>buildings, etc.
>Your Name:___________________________________
>City, State, Zip code:_____________________________

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