On question of belief, Presberg won’t answer

On Monday evening, Feb. 13, I attended the Fayette County Board of Education meeting and read the following:

Good evening Chairman Presberg, board members, Dr. Bearden:

My wife and I were here the night you and six other candidates presented yourselves to the board as a possible replacement for the late Dr. Sam Tolbert.

My wife and I were impressed with several candidates and would have chosen Ms. Bonnie Willis. You were our second choice, so we were not disappointed when you were selected.

I was present when you attended the BoE meeting as a new board member. You were selected chairman by a 3-2 vote, Dr. Todd and Ms. Key opposed.

Next, I was somewhat surprised with the Smith, Smola and Presberg vote to settle the NAACP lawsuit without input from the citizens.

I began to read [an opinion column] published in our local paper, The Citizen, revealing disturbing information about you.

I went to the Freethinkers’ website before it was locked out and read, “We’re about freedom from religion, separation of church and state, rational thought and skeptical thinking, secular humanism, agnostic, skeptics, freethinker, atheists, Brights, secular parenting, secularism, wissenschaft, neopagan, recovering from religion, pantheism.”

As a born-again, Spirit-filled Christian, I was alarmed that anyone would participate in such activities, much less our new FCBoE Chairman because these views can’t help but spill over into the direction you may take the education of our county’s children.

Because over 70 percent of Fayette County citizens worship Jesus Christ, it’s all the more concerning based on the stated beliefs of these aforementioned organizations.

I wanted answers and emailed you and we arranged a time to meet. I spoke openly about my faith and my concerns, and asked you what your faith is. You declined to answer, but did say you were raised as a Jew.

Here’s another opportunity, I ask you again to please answer this question, what is your faith?

Mr. Presberg did not answer the question.

The video of this is at www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwdACdRCBvw.

David Barlow

Tyrone, Ga.

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Mr. Barlow - Free Thinking

Here's something to free think about Mr. Barlow, if we had had a faith based society in 1790, you would be mandated to worship in a church run by the Church of England. Furthermore, I would refer you to the history of a man named Haym Solomon. If it hadn't been for him the First Amendment wouldn't exist.

So, Mr. Barlow follow the teachings of Christ and leave others to worship the way they want.

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REALLY???

Mr. Barlow, you are a joke! I'm sorry, was it a requirement for Mr. Presburg to disclose his religious affiliation on his resume? If not, then it is none of your business!

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Like a Nazi, like a virgin, Mr. Barlow

Don't like what religion someone pursues? Ok, then persecute them. Hound them out of office. Replace them with who? You? Are you kidding me Mr. Barlow? Are you actually a real person?

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Are You Now, Or Have You

ever been, a collard eater?

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Frankly, Mr. Barlow

I wouldn't have answered you either.

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D. Barlow Goes On the Hunt!

We need to have all school personnel from the Commission Chair on down sign affidavits of religious affiliation! Those not swearing to be born-again Christians will have an NC carved on on their foreheads so we will know who to burn at the stake on the playgrounds! Catholics will be allowed to maintain their jobs but kept in leg irons and under 24-hour surveillance! Non-Christian collard eaters will get a special dispensation from the inquisitors to come and go as they please as long as they offer up 10 bunches of tasty leaves per week!

I think you missed your place in time by about 400 years!

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Ninja, Barlow & the Hunt

If you've paid attn the last couple of yrs, then you know that Mr. Barlow is a "Thumper Extraordinare", which is just fine as long as he doesn't try to indoctrinate the entire population of the county. Blv he and Mr. Presberg share the same freedom of worship and the right of privacy to either speak or not to speak about it.

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AHG, Thumpers, and Relevancy

Yes, I know D. Barlow is a top Thumper, but I could not pass up commenting. Slow day in the job creation world today. As for the Watts appointment, I agree that it is a non-issue flung up by Brown to get some press, and it has less relevancy than her removal in favor of the appointment of Hearn's cousin, but there is some relevancy in her relationship to the FC GOP chairman, but what the hay...

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Ninja & Relevancy

Machts Nichts Aus!