Reading Bible at public school ignites controversy
The students at Brown Primary School in Smithville were reciting in unison a paraphrase of Romans 12:9-10 from The Message Bible, reported the Fox TV affiliate in Austin.
‚ÄúLove from the center of who you are; don‚Äôt fake it. Run for dear life from evil; hold on for dear life to good. Be good friends who love deeply; practice playing second fiddle,‚ÄĚ the passage reads.
The teacher, Susan Schobel, wrote on Facebook in a message posted with the video: ‚ÄúStart your day with a good Bible verse and life just seems better!! This is our daily Bible verse.‚ÄĚ
Some parents with children at the school protested to the Smithville Independent School District, the Austin American-Statesman reported.
I have never understood the idea of the message. The Living bible of the 1970‚Äôs was a big deal in the 1970‚Äôs . But then the NASB came out in 1971, and that was a big deal. We used to get all excited about a ‚Äú new‚ÄĚ bible translation. Now one shows up and yawns. No matter how common the translation, doesn‚Äôt erase biblical illiteracy. A bible that cannot be memorized, isn‚Äôt worth the paper it‚Äôs primed on.
What Doc?!? No Krispy Kreme donut or chili/cheese/slaw dog with onion rings and a frosted orange from the Varsity. I thought Southerns were supposed to be hospitable to them foreigners from Yankee land who only come for a spell.
Kenny, maybe we just need to be more hospitable to Jim. You know, take him out to eat at the Big Chicken. Sit with him and watch a Thunderbirds airshow at Dobbins AFB. Treat him to hot dogs and Coke at the new Braves stadium. And then if he still acts like a heel, throw him in the Chattahoochee River.
This may be the first time I've ever known of Jim Lincoln to actually add something useful to a SA conversation. The problem isn't the Bible (although The Message is hardly a Bible) in the government schools. The problem is that there are Christian parents who care no more about their children than to send them into these statist monstrosities.