Religious Means Christian

July 6, 2012 § Leave a comment

“I actually support funding for teaching the fundamentals of America’s Founding Fathers’ religion, which is Christianity, in public schools or private schools.”

“Unfortunately it will not be limited to the Founders’ religion. We need to insure that it does not open the door to fund radical Islam schools. There are a thousand Muslim schools that have sprung up recently. I do not support using public funds for teaching Islam anywhere here in Louisiana.”

  • Valarie Hodges, Republican state legislator in Louisiana
  • Source: Livingston Parish News
  • Context: Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal’s recent overhaul of the Louisiana education system included a provision where public funds (tax payer money) would be allocated to religious schools. Valarie Hodges initially supported Jindal’s initiative:

“I actually support funding for teaching the fundamentals of America’s Founding Fathers’ religion, which is Christianity, in public schools or private schools.”

  • However, she later realized that religious doesn’t necessarily mean Christian. Her opposition to the Islamic faith led her to come out against the voucher program.
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