"The First Amendment does not require students to leave their religion at the schoolhouse door. … If students can wear T-shirts advertising sports teams, rock groups or politicians, they can also wear T-shirts that promote religion. … Religion is too important to our history and our heritage for us to keep it out of our schools."
Bill Clinton
[William Jefferson Blythe III] (1946- ), 42nd US President
James Madison High School, July 12, 1995
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Not bad for Bill
 -- Al, North Hollywood     
    Quotes from Bill are as useful as hemorrhoids.  He says what some one wants to hear then says the exact opposite to some one else.  Words to him are only a tool to get what he wants.
    By his own admission (only thing I heard him say that I can believe) in an interview after first election, "Promises are tools used to get elected.  To expect me to deliver on them would get in the way with my ability to govern". (from my memory so not word for word accurate)
     -- warren, olathe     
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    We need a separation of school and state.
     -- Durham, Birmingham,AL     
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    I don't give a dam what you have on your t-shirt... Free expression should be free. Religion is a myth and made to control the masses.. Look at history the the evil it has created... I could write volumes on the evils of the church  mind you, it does provide a parking space when you need it!
     -- Robert Edwards, somewhere in the USA     
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    Re: Robert Edwards...indeed "religion" is combative at best...and is so because all humans have been given free will. It has unfortunately "replaced" the one true God. He is truth, He is not religion and never was. But isn't it sad that you, like so many others, are content to believe in the "evils" of the church but carefully avoid the world wide good that Christianity has done for untold millions in countries all over. But then that would actually require an open and truth seeking mind. The heart is wickedly deceptive...ALL hearts. But there is a way to overcome that. Problem is because of pride man fights submission to the one True Creator.

     -- Denise, Durango     
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    Apparently you can't wear clothing advertising politicians  how many kids have gotten into trouble for wearing MAGA shirts or hats in the last couple years?  Public schools have become leftist indoctrination centers.  Clinton is just saying what he believes the audience needs to hear.  There is always a 'but' after his statements.  If his mouth is moving, he is lying.
     -- E Archer, NYC     

    Judge the person, not the 'church'  in case you haven't noticed there is not ONE church, there are millions. 

    'As you sow, so shall you reap' is not a myth.  'Know the truth, and the truth shall set you free' is another fundamental.  I could write volumes on the goodness of Christian teachings and principles. 

    Evil is a corruption.  The entire point of the teachings of Jesus was to avoid that corruption and to do good.  How does one pass down to the generations anything learned?  These allegories stand the test of time, language, and culture because the truth is found in the parables of which I am sure you are familiar. How have these shaped you as a child? You are kind and caring, where have you learned your morals?

    My hunch is that being homosexual you could not accept the religious tenet that this was sinful.  Personally, I do not think homosexuality is that big a deal, and certainly Jesus never chastised anyone for it.  But you were sure to have faced the religious zealots judgement upon you.  But judge not everyone because of the actions of others  you don't put up with that, and neither should anyone else.  There is no 'church' there are only congregations, all of which are independent of each other.

    Christianity as a philosophy and moral code is as good as any, and far less bloodthirsty than others.  Christianity was a reformation, and reform is still needed and will continue.  SJWs want to reform all of us in the image of their religion  no different than the religions of old, authoritarian in nature, judgmental of others, causing violence, being hypocritical  all the 'evils' of the 'church.'  

     -- E Archer, NYC     
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