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The Appignani Humanist Legal Center sent a letter to Robbinsdale Area Schools after students packed meals for starving children in Haiti
Alliance Defending Freedom reported:
Alliance Defending Freedom sent a letterFriday to Robbinsdale Area Schools after an atheist group complainedabout students participating in a community service project at a church to pack meals for needy families in Haiti.

“Public schools should encourage students to participate in as many community service opportunities as possible. The Constitution does not prohibit students from cooperating with a religious organization to help starving families, which is not any sort of government endorsement of religion,” said Legal Counsel Matt Sharp. “Neutrality toward religion does not permit schools to discriminate against beneficial programs simply because they are run by Christians. That is not neutrality but the very hostility toward religion that the First Amendment forbids.”

Students at the School of Engineering and Arts recently visited Calvary Lutheran Church to participate in a volunteer program sponsored by Feed My Starving Children, a non-profit organization run by Christians that seeks to eliminate world hunger for children. As part of the program, students prepared pre-packed meals that would be sent to malnourished children across the globe and did not engage in any religious activities.

The Alliance Defending Freedom letter explains that “public schools may constitutionally work with religious charities to provide food or other secular goods and services to impoverished children.” Moreover, the letter states, “Courts have consistently upheld instances where schools cooperated with religious organizations…where they had a valid educational purpose for doing so.”

The School has not promoted any religious aspect of the church or the non-profit organization,” the letter adds. “Nor can AHA point to any such evidence. The School simply chose to cooperate with a local charity to do nothing more than prepare meals for impoverished children. The School is not advancing religion at all.”

“It’s shameful for groups like the American Humanist Association to attack charity groups that provide impoverished children with help they wouldn’t otherwise receive,” said Senior Legal Counsel Jeremy Tedesco. “We hope that our letter will help Robbinsdale Area Schools understand that they can continue to allow students to participate with Feed My Starving Children and other worthy humanitarian service programs for the benefit of the needy.”

 http://www.adfmedia.org/News/PRDetail/8837

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So, what the hell are these "Humanists" doing to aid the hungry?

Nothing, I'll bet. They are like ticks on a dog, feeding on faux outrage and others pain and good works. I detest the smug bastards.
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This post modern era hostility toward religious association is common. But how did it come to be? Let's see. Which institution do you think might be responsible for green lighting challenges to constitutionally protected religion? If you said Supreme Court (especially Warren court) you'd be right.

How twisted of the court to use the establishment clause to essentially negate the free exercise clause – wrongly instituting freedom from rather than freedom of religion in American life.


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That their brand of "humanism" seems to despise human beings is an irony that escapes them.
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