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New Jersey’s District 4 Representative Chris Smith has been forcing religion into public schools for…

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He apparently doesn’t believe in ceparating Church and State.

Chris Smith forces religion on public schools

Chris Smith is no moderate. Since arriving in Washington in 1981, Smith has consistently used his office to enforce his radically narrow conservative ideals, aligning himself firmly with the ultra-conservative Religious Right.

Smith has an extensive record of legislation aimed at injecting religious education and practices in public schools. Let's take a closer look:

2015

Jan 22, 2015
Smith Cosponsored Legislation to Prohibit Sex Education

The legislation would have withheld federal funding that provided students with certain information regarding sex education.

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2008

Sep 03, 2008
Smith Declared that Students Must Find “Biblical values in the classroom”

Speaking at the Republican National Convention, Smith declares America’s schools have “lost their way,” and have become “bastions of moral relativism and moral compromise with the culture of death.”

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1999

Oct 19, 1999
Smith Signed Resolution to Embolden Prayer in Public Schools

Smith expressed that “prayers and invocations at public school sporting events contribute to the moral foundation of our Nation.”

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1997

May 08, 1997
Smith Supported Constitutional Amendment to Establish Prayer in Public Schools

The Constitutional amendment, which Smith supported, attempted to establish prayer in public schools.

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1994

Sep 23, 1994
Smith Called for Resignation of Surgeon General for Promoting Sex Education

Smith claimed the Surgeon General, who promoted sex education, had “consistently and publicly advocated practices and behaviors contrary to Federal law and the overall health and well-being of society in general.”

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1993

Apr 22, 1993
Smith Amended a Bill to Force Prayer into Public Schools

Smith introduced an amendement to the Goals 2000: Educate America Act to only give federal aid to public schools which allowed prayer in the classroom.

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Smith’s View of Education

In 2008, Chris Smith declared that America’s schools have “lost their way,” and have become “bastions of moral relativism and moral compromise with the culture of death.” To be saved, those schools must change, so students can find “the God of the Bible and Biblical values in the classroom.”

What You Can Do

Chris Smith might not be around to talk, but you can contact him in other ways. Let him know how you feel.

NJ’s 4th Congressional District has been redrawn five times while Smith has been its Representative, each time further protecting his incumbency. But that's a whole different story. As a result, many may not even realize he represents them. You are in Chris Smith’s constituency if you live in:

Mercer County

Hamilton and Robbinsville

Monmouth County

Allentown, Avon-By-The-Sea, Belmar, Bradley Beach, Brielle, Colts Neck, Eatontown, Englishtown, Fair Haven, Farmingdale, Freehold, Freehold, Holmdel, Howell, Lake Como, Little Silver, Manalapan, Manasquan, Middletown Township (part), Millstone, Neptune City, Neptune, Ocean, Red Bank, Roosevelt, Rumson, Sea Girt, Shrewsbury, Shrewsbury, Spring Lake, Spring Lake Heights, Tinton Falls, Upper Freehold and Wall

Ocean County

Bay Head, Jackson, Lakehurst, Lakewood, Manchester, Point Pleasant Beach and Point Pleasant

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