Which side would she be electioneering for? Which side is going to publicly admit that a "vote the bible" tee shirt would be campaigning AGAINST them? I have my suspicions, but they are just that. Would a tee shirt that read "vote your conscience" have been considered just as objectionable?
This whole situation stinks. It was a dang SHIRT for crying out loud. Shame on those people fr making her do that.
What is this world coming to? This woman did nothing wrong, nothing illegal. She should sue big time. Luckily they did not kick her off, but she was told rudely that she coukld not wear that shirt. Those people should be fired. Not fair what they did to this pool lady, and now she will live with this shock for the rest of her life.
What a person wears is their business,and it's her right to vote. She has a right to express her opinion on her shirt as (freedom of speech) and I find it offensivie that anyone would tell her to cover up the word Bible,how sad that we have allowed this to happen here in American! God Bless Us All!
It had the word "vote"! If the shirt said READ the BIBLE, LOVE the BIBLE, JESUS is LORD.. those "compliantants" could suck it! This is why we can arrest UN asses.. We have STRICT laws protecting EVERYONE at the polls.
I vote the BIBLE. It was the word vote.
From the National Training Director of True The Vote (who teaches poll watchers/judges in Texas and elsewhere)
"Vote the Bible is a quasi political group that endorses candidates and ballot issues. That’s the problem.
It IS in Texas code and up to the judge’s judgment."
I'm guessing then that a nun would have to take off her habit before she could vote at this precinct.
I live in Dallas, raised in Houston and spent lots of time in Austin over the years. Austin has become WAY to liberal for their own good. There has been a loss of old time traditional Texas values in that town. Shame really, time will tell how the pendulum swings overall, hopefully Texas will stay center Right and not move into a struggle between the Dems and Rep parties. As for the people at this ladies polling place, I sure hope she calls the state election board as well as her local lawyer and complains. This type of intimidation and harassment needs to be put down, this is America NOT the peoples republic of america.
OK people, I am now getting nasty e-mails directly to me so here is my last comment on this.
My opposition WAS NOT DUE TO RELIGION! Her shirt could have said Vote The Encyclopedia Britanica my reaction would have been the same. Get a grip. My personal beliefs are not so fragile that I feel threatened or offended if you mention your god and the people I love most are God fearing, so how about promoting honest discourse and not threatening people or name calling. I could go on and on but I'm real tired of and disappointed in this whole discussion.
I hope Ms. Hill is now a poll watcher and complains each time a young person enters with offensive piercings.
I say let the woman vote with her shirt on. She is not going to change any other voters mind with her shirt. I mean, for crying out loud! Vote the Bible? Intolerance is even prevalent on this site.
Make a note to inform family, friends, co-workers, really anyone who will listen, of this story. Be informed, not just of whom your voting for and why, but your constitutional rights as well. We simply can't stand by and watch this happen!
Betcha "goddam the bible" or "gay pride" wouldn't be offensive according to these liberal extremists.
I would have given them a cold look, refused, asked if they wanted to deal with my attorney. Bullies must be resisted.
We need to expose this!! I'm going to follow Theresaaa's lead and wear a Bible-related t-shirt to my polling place. I will alert several free-speech legal foundations that I'm doing so.
Where do these "election workers" get off, thinking they can be arbiters of what we may or may not wear at the polls?
Are not these election workers 'civil servants', even if only temporarily hired to do the government's work on behalf of the people? Since when do the servants tell the people, rather than the other way round? Besides, only a lib leftie would utter such a word in any context.
I didnt know that the bible was on the ballet this year and as long as it didnt say anything about a political party she had every right to vote wearing that shirt I think she should get a good attorney her rights have been violated.
i will drive my truck to the poll, but will park across the street. my current sign reads " a vote 4...obama is voting jihad on U.S.A." i do believe it is beyond typical measuring tape
Check your tires and gas tank before you leave the polls. Violence is threatened in MN at the polls.
so far things have been fine, except i pity the pervert who likes to vulgerize my signs. i have had to repaint several times. thanks for the advice, i will look arround before turning the key
When I went to the polls in Oakland, CAin 2008 the female poll worker had on an Obama t-shirt. So am I to infer it is ok to work at the polls wearing an Obama t-shirt, but not ok to vote wearing a bible t-shirt?
its because it had the word vote. im guessing....
I wore a shirt that had an A,SS on a leash being held by a RAT, and nobody stopped me. It also had the words..."I DON'T GIVE A "
I see tons of buttons/shirts for a particular candidates at my polling place. I've never heard anyone complain.
I VOTE that whomever turned her away needs a lesson on the Constitution AND a good old fashion country azz whuppin..
So, let's take a leap here shall we? If she wore a shirt with a clenched fist, that would be okay. If she wore a shirt with the Mexican flag on it (God forbid it be an american flag), that would be okay. If she wore a shirt with ACLU or SEIU on it, that would be okay. New Black Panthers - okay. Russian symbol? Okay. Muslim something... okay.
This is wrong and the person who caused a scene should be removed immediately. The crap this person or persons pulled from the Taylor City Hall, is more likely to cause a protest or disruption that Kay's shirt.
I'd expect this from a 3rd world country... but not here in America... and CERTAINLY not in Texas! You take God out of America and America is doomed.
This is ridiculous... good is evil and evil is good. Sickening.
Would "Vote the Koran" be OK? Would "Vote the Koran, Vote for Obama" be OK?
...thought so. The War on Christianity continues...
I cant believe this. The people at the poll place should be ashamed. The US was built on freedom of religion. Actually I take that back.... this country was built on Christian values. What a shame.
It seems that the arrogant contempt for the law practiced by the man who is president is rubbing off badly among the bigots on the left.
actually this may fall under separation of church and state. No one is allowed to wear anything supporting any political party either. They did provide her a jacket.
The Bible is a "political party"? Since when?
I am granted TWO FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS as an American citizen:
1) A right to free speech.
2) A right to freely express my religious beliefs openly and without fear of reprisal.
WHAT POINT IS THERE IN VOTING if these TWO FUNDAMENTAL truths have no basis anymore?
Former Soviet Constitution:
Article 124. In order to ensure to citizens freedom of conscience, the church in the U.S.S.R. is separated from the state, and the school from the church. Freedom of religious worship and freedom of antireligious propaganda is recognized for all citizens.
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech...."
What part of the US Constitution is so difficult to comprehend? That Congress can't pass a law establishing a national religion (denomination originally)? or, Prohibiting me from freely exercising that right?
Some people have woken up in the wrong country! I'm not suggesting you have, but there are many who simply are ignorant of the laws of this land. They are more attuned to Soviet law than American law.