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Monday, June 07, 2004

Minister Asks Parents To Take Kids Out Of Public Schools

A new national movement among the Christian community calls for parents to pull their children out of public schools. The movement is known as the Exodus Mandate. A South Carolina Minister named E. Ray Moore founded the movement in 1997.

"The state shouldn't be running schools," says Moore. "They should get out of the education business altogether and let families and churches do it."

Moore believes children should either be home schooled or enrolled in private Christian Schools where they can learn in a healthy environment.


Lawmakers hope to remove gay rights as issue in property tax bill
The Associated Press

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Language in a proposed constitutional amendment that could deny homestead property tax exemptions to homosexual couples may soon be removed from the measure.

The legislation — an overhaul of the homestead exemption provisions in the constitution by Sen. Reggie Dupre, D-Houma — was originally drawn up to ensure that widows and widowers who have adult children will not lose their homestead exemption.

But legislators led by Sen. Robert Adley, D-Benton, changed the language to state that people who co-own a home and who are not related — by blood, adoption or marriage — are not entitled to the exemption.

Adley said Monday that his reason behind the language change has been widely misinterpreted and misunderstood by reporters. He said he offered it to keep the issue from becoming entangled with the homosexual rights debate.


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