A McKinley High student has filed suit against the state Department of Education seeking to remove the words "love for God" in the school's Code of Honor.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii filed the complaint yesterday in U.S. District Court on behalf of student James Ornellas, who is challenging the constitutionality of the Code of Honor as a school-sponsored endorsement of religion. The code reads, in part, "As a student of McKinley, I stand for ... Love For God and all Mankind."
By placing the code in classrooms, the school handbook and school song, McKinley High is promoting religion and or belief in and love for God -- specifically a Judeo-Christian God, the complaint said.
The code implies that anyone who does not worship God is dishonorable and students who are nonbelievers or belonging to minority faiths are less than honorable, said Brent White, legal director of the ACLU...
We are to be salt in this world but first consider this: If you touch clean objects on dirty ones will the clean object become dirty or will the dirty one become clean? It is much easier to contaminate children's morality than it is to keep it clean. They should not be mixed with the "dirty" until they are sufficiently educated on how to stay clean. And I believe that usually doesn't happen until late high school age.
Only when they are properly prepared, without contaminating the salt can they be pure salt in this world.
Christians should remember this when deciding how their children will be educated - remember it‚Äôs their eternal soul that we are concerned about here.
As for the article it‚Äôs a perfect example of unclean objects contaminating the once clean school system. We assume from the fact the previous students referred to God that the school (and country) did have a Christian base originally.
Yet another reason for Christians to send their children to Christian schools and homeschool.
Consider; your children spend a few hours per week in church, and up to 40 hours per week (plus homework & sports, etc..) in school. It pays eternal dividends to give them a setting that builds on Christ, not the world.