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More Intolerance by the ACLU …

Misunderstanding the principle of separation of church and state continues to produce absurd results. After receiving a complaint from the ACLU, the town of Bellingham, Maine decided to end the practice of snow plowing church parking lots even though the service had been performed “as long as there have been churches in the town.” Another complaint, this time by a parent of a public school child, caused a Madison, Wisconsin school district to end field trips to Salvation Army sites where students would ring bells to help solicit donations. “Contributions by students to the community are very valuable,” said school district spokesman Ken Syke, “but we have to keep that separation [of church and state]” — World magazine blog.

For the complete story, click here. And for the story of an intolerant parent who stopped third-graders on field trips from ringing Salvation Army bells, click here.

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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