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Quoting Scripture and the School Board: Heather Rooks' Fight for Religious Freedom

WallBuilders Live!

Christian talk radio with David Barton

October 31, 2023

Can you imagine being silenced for quoting a Bible verse during a public meeting? That's the shocking circumstance that Heather Rooks, a school board member, found herself in. Joined by Andy Gould from First Liberty, we pull back the curtain on the hostility Heather faced for exercising her religious freedom. With the legal perspective from Andy, we explore how this event has sparked a larger debate on the application of the First Amendment's free exercise clause. You might ask yourself, how does a school board member face objections for quoting a Bible verse, especially after receiving a staggering number of votes in her district? The answer lies in a surprising shift from the original intent of public education in America. A juxtaposition that takes us from historical instances of presidents and public officials freely quoting scripture to today's hostile reactions. As we navigate through Heather's story, we invite you to reflect on the importance of understanding these shifts and their implications for our nation. As we wrap up this episode, we turn our eyes to the road ahead. Heather's journey is far from over. Yet, her story sends a clear call to action for listeners like you to get involved in school board races and stand firm in the face of adversity. After all, as George Washington stated, our political prosperity is built on religion and morality. So, join us as we delve into the necessity of electing the right kind of school board members and the crucial role they play in shaping our society. Support the show

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