Oppps-A Christian Arizona Legislator shoots himself in the foot

shoot-yourself-in-the-foot1Some Christian legislators keep trying to get God in schools even though the Constitution insists on separation of church and state. The latest attempts I’ve seen is attempting to get the motto of US adopted in the 1950’s of “in God we trust” displayed in schools.

One of the articles of faith adopted by the Cristian evangelical’s is that the US was founded to be a Christian country. Arizona bill SB 1289 it states

“A teacher or administrator in any school in this state may read or post in any school building copies or excerpts of the following materials:” Specifically including: “Writings, speeches, documents and proclamations of the founding fathers and the presidents of the United States.”

John Adams second president of the United States and one of the founding fathers said, “… the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion…”  Inconveniently that is from The Treaty of Tripoli read to and unanimously ratified by the US senate and signed into law on June 7, 1797. I think you might find a few of the founding fathers in the US senate at that time also. So OPPPPS