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In Rexburg Idaho They Teach Bigotry at an Early Age

Just when you though children are better off with a Mom and Dad.

Idaho students chant ‘assassinate Obama’ on school bus

Madison County, Idaho was once dubbed "the reddest place in America" by Salon, but that didn’t make it any less shocking when elementary school children started chanting "assassinate Obama" on the school bus.

According to an article which appeared in Salon in 2006, "You’ve heard of Jesusland, but Rexburg, Idaho, is something more. It’s not just a small town in rural Eastern Idaho. It’s a small town in rural Eastern Idaho completely dominated by a fast-growing Mormon college, Brigham Young University-Idaho."

One of Rexburg’s lone Democrats, a professor at the university, told Salon that "she remembers the time when a group of classmates followed her third-grader home, shouting out ‘baby-killer’ all along the way. She took it up with the teacher, who didn’t seem to mind."

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I am reminded of Paul Mero’s famous quote about raising progressive children: “Gay marriage leaves men, women and especially children handicapped in the sort of personal development a truly progressive civilization requires.”

Maybe its time for the LDS Church to take a deep breath and reconsider their political pulpitry.

Just sayin’.

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