THE ELECTION POLICY OF THE BIBLE IN STATE SCHOOLS LEAGUE.
TO TUB KDITOP.. Sir, —I very gladly accept, your offer 1o furnish your "readers, if I deserve, it, with copies n'f our cards of membership. The ordinary membership card is printed on blue paper, and is as follows : BIBLE IV ST*TE SCHOOLS LEAGUE OF NEW ZEALAND. I am in favor of the system of religions instruction in State schools described on the other side, and request a referendum to bo taken thereon. Name in full, and address Electorate Another card (printed on green paper) runs as follows : BIBLE IN STATE SCHOOLS LEAGUE OF NEW ZEALAND. Having previously signed the request for the referendum, I no'.v declare that, in the event of the referendum asked for bv the league not being granted by Parliament in 1914, I shall place the Bible in State Schools Question before any political party issue. Name in full, and address Electorate I have signed both of these cards. _ 1 also very cordially endorse the following resolution passed unanimously at. a meeting of the Dunedin Central Committees of" the Bible in State Schools League on tho 21st September last, and moved by Mr C. C. Graham, seconded by Mr John Ross : That this meeting, carrying out the policy formulated 'by the Dunedin Central Committee on tho 13th Februarv, 1914, declare that no candidate for the legislature is worthy of tho public confidence who would deny to the people the right of deciding for themselves the i>-sue submitted by the league, and urge the members of the league to abstain from voting for any candidate, that refuses to grant the referendum asked for by the Bible in State Schools League. These papers disclora the election policy of tlie league. —I am, etc., Robert Wood. [We thank our reverend correspondent for sending us copies of the '"pledge." He also forwards an epitomised platform of tho league which, it is claimed, has been signed by over 153.000 electors in the Dominion. We maintain the correctness of our contention, viz., that the intention of those responsible for the framing of the resolution of September 21, and of the green card was to enjoin their adherents "to abstain from exercising their votes at the forthcoming General Election if they cannot find a candidate wiio will accept the league's platform in its entirety. If that be not the proper interpretation to put upon the resolution and on the latest form of pledge, why so much anxiety to find for disaffected parliamentary candidates a way out, wli'di will serve the double, purpose of salving their consciences and inducing them to support a platform, the cardinal feature of which is the objectionable Right of Entry?— Ed., E.S.]
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THE ELECTION POLICY OF THE BIBLE IN STATE SCHOOLS LEAGUE., Evening Star, Issue 15648, 12 November 1914
THE ELECTION POLICY OF THE BIBLE IN STATE SCHOOLS LEAGUE. Evening Star, Issue 15648, 12 November 1914
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