Pastors flood the state with op-eds in wake of advisory board comments

1In the wake of the comments of Lt. Governor Dan Patrick’s hand-picked advisory committee that putting children into public school Pre-K programs is putting them into a “Godless environment”, Pastors from across the state are sounding off and demanding an apology for the offense.  The articles are being tweeted, re-tweeted, posted and re-posted to the point where they are reaching millions of people.  We have compiled several of the articles here:

Johnson: Godless? Many public school educators are also faith leaders, Austin American Statesman: April 29, 2015.  http://www.statesman.com/news/news/opinion/johnson-godless-many-public-school-educators-are-a/nk5ss/

Pastors:  Texas public schools are not “Godless environment”, Fort Worth Star Telegram: May 1, 2015. http://www.star-telegram.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/other-voices/article20059371.html,  Reprinted May 6, 2015 in the Houston Chronicle: School vouchers are a bad idea in many ways . http://www.chron.com/opinion/outlook/article/School-vouchers-are-bad-idea-in-many-ways-6247021.php

Lubbock pastors are joining in support of public schoolsLubbock Avalanche Journal: May 4, 2015. http://lubbockonline.com/editorial-columnists/2015-05-04/lubbock-pastors-are-joining-support-public-schools#.VVKRro66ddh

SB 4 and ‘Godless’ statement:  Public schools and teachers deserve betterNacogdoches Daily Sentinel: May 6, 2015.  http://dailysentinel.com/social_media/article_a81c99be-f3f9-11e4-be0a-6b2b73015f0a.html

Block legislative attack on public schools, San Antonio Express News:  May 8, 2015. http://www.mysanantonio.com/opinion/commentary/article/Block-legislative-attack-on-public-schools-6251851.php

Pray for our state leadershipOdessa American:  May 10, 2015.  http://www.oaoa.com/editorial/letters_to_editor/article_ebb7545c-f7e6-11e4-8a5d-4f0ebc351d9a.html