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.
â€śLove from the center of who you are; donâ€™t 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,â€ť the passage reads.
The teacher, Susan Schobel, wrote on Facebook in a message posted with the video: â€śStart your day with a good Bible verse and life just seems better!! This is our daily Bible verse.â€ť
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 1970â€™s was a big deal in the 1970â€™s . But then the NASB came out in 1971, and that was a big deal. We used to get all excited about a â€ś newâ€ť bible translation. Now one shows up and yawns. No matter how common the translation, doesnâ€™t erase biblical illiteracy. A bible that cannot be memorized, isnâ€™t worth the paper itâ€™s 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.