She promised to give whatever she doesn’t need to charity which is very noble of her. I donated and wouldn’t mind a bit if her and her family kept every penny. The cost of higher education for her kids alone will consume most of the donations.
Here in the USA, god and country are intertwined in an often sickening manner. The Teabaggers are often a perfect example (warning, the website has really cheesy audio). The herd mentality of religion and ultra-patriotism (I think nationalism is a better word) go hand in hand. But these mindsets crush the dissenters and discourage individual thought. Atheists support the freedoms of the constitution , especially the 1st amendment which was best interpreted by founding father Thomas Jefferson as “building a wall of separation between Church & State.”
The government has successfully reduced smoking by taxing tobacco, why not do the same with religion? It would solve the deficit problem and make religion an honest player in the political arena.
Of course John Freshwater is appealing his termination and I am thrilled. I hope it drags out as long as possible. Everyone needs to see how willful ignorance, stubbornness and RELIGION go hand in hand. Plus I suspected he was up to something because he hasn’t yet gone on Glenn Beck and / or the right wing Christian martyr circuit to beg for more money and sympathy.
Now let’s watch the school board screw it up and ignore his recommendation.