An 11-year old girl running for student council at a Clay County Georgia public ELEMENTARY school has decided to interject religion in her campaign by using signs that say”Jesus hearts you Lexi for Prez”. While a few parents have complained the girl, her mother, the school and, it seems, most of the community thinks her signs and use of religion in her campaign is perfectly appropriate.  In fact, while they understand that some people may object because they have different religious beliefs, they seem to think the real problem is that we have removed G-d from public school education.

I have to be honest, if I were a teacher at a religous school, I would find this completely inappropriate – but then, I somehow doubt a child would use this tactic in a religious school because it does sully religious beliefs, has nothing to do with student council and (most importantly) wouldn't be as provocative. I also guarantee you that if any student used a campaign poster that was contrary to Christian view (I dunno, Allah Akbar! Cranky for Prez) the same parents who have no problem with (or support) young Lexi's campaign would be picketing the school – and, instead of sayingthe poster is OK because a student made and hung it, they'd take it down because it would be considered disruptive.  I'd love for someone running against this girl to counter-campaign with Jesus has nothing to do with Student Council.

For some reason, I can't seem to get the embed of the video to work, the link is at CNN

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