Don’t restrict new inmates to the Bible
Trejbal is a Roanoke Times editorial writer. He is stationed at the paper’s New River Valley bureau.
Was anyone surprised when Giles County School Board voted unanimously to repost the Ten Commandments in schools? This is Southwest Virginia.
In Southwest Virginia, government and religion embrace and kiss. The faith of the majority trumps the rights of the minority, at least in the minds of too many.
No, the surprise was not the school board’s decision to violate the Constitution. The surprise was that it took so long for groups like the Freedom From Religion Foundation and the American Civil Liberties Union to notice. Even our best-managed agencies slip into the religion trap.
Consider what’s happening at Montgomery County Jail.