reply to post by Anti-Evil
I have looked for this and I can not find this documented any place but here.
so is it Propoganda, the way it is - or - shoot a bird at the supreme court...
either way - my hats off to this High School Prinicipal.
Sounded more like he doesn't understand what the constitution is really about. I'm sorry, but many of his analogies are extremely piss poor. If he
can't even get the very basic foundation of our country, then he needs to go back to school.
"It has always been the custom at Roane County High School football games, to say a prayer and play the National Anthem, to honor God and
Due to a recent ruling by the Supreme Court, I am told that saying a Prayer is a violation of Federal Case Law.
OK, so the federal government allowed people to self govern religion in public settings and saw it getting out of hand and needed to step in to remind
people that public places are public, not Christian prayer outings. Big deal, he would equally bitch if federal law stated that all religious prayers
should be given equal time in public events. Pray to God, pray to Allah, pray to Krishna etc etc etc.
As I understand the law at this time, I can use this public facility to approve of sexual perversion and call it "an alternate life style,"
and if someone is offended, that's OK.
The analogy makes no sense. Every one of every religious creed or lack of religious creed has to deal with lifestyle differences whether they like it
or not. A public event is a mixing pot of various belief systems. Giving attention in a public setting to only ONE, albeit the one who bitches the
most even though they ARE recognized the most, is just stupid. Do you think a Muslim or Hindu wants to pray to the Christian God or here the Christian
God publicly prayed to while they sit in the back corner getting no recognition at all?
I can use it to condone sexual promiscuity, by dispensing condoms and calling it, "safe sex." If someone is offended, that's OK.
Big deal, build a bridge and get over it. Better yet, let his twelve year old daughter get raped because he wanted to bitch about condoms.
I can even use this public facility to present the merits of killing an unborn baby as a "viable! means of birth control." If someone is
offended, no problem..
Great, the Christian bigot bitch about condoms, got it taken out of public eye, his daughter got raped and now she can't get an abortion and at the
age of twelve has to give birth to some kid whom she doesn't even know who the daddy is.
I can designate a school day as "Earth Day" and involve students in activities to worship religiously and praise the goddess "Mother Earth"
and call it "ecology.."
Ah, I see where this bitch fest angle is coming from. A Christian who doesn't care about the environment decides to slander the one day that we try
to get all Americans to take notice of the destruction we cause every day by calling it a "pagan ritual".
Man, this guy is a total tool!
I can use literature, videos and presentations in the classroom that depicts people with strong, traditional Christian convictions as "simple
minded" and "ignorant" and call it "enlightenment."
So now somehow showing the history of Christian society in the Medieval times and the joke they called science is now wrong? I'm sorry if you don't
like your religions history, but the truth is the truth. Nothing but a bunch of uneducated hypocritical bigots out on some holy blood fetish.
However, if anyone uses this facility to honor GOD and to ask HIM to Bless this event with safety and good sportsmanship, then Federal Case Law
I wonder if he would have a problem if other religions were by law given equal air time in a public setting. God forbid we take away the only one that
bitches the most for absolute recognition!
This appears to be inconsistent at best, and at worst, diabolical.
Apparently, we are to be tolerant of everything and anyone, except GOD and HIS Commandments.
The new law doesn't state that you CAN'T pray at a public event privately. What is this guy, an idiot? Oh dear God no, you can't be the only
publicly recognized religion at a public event filled with people of all religious creeds! OH THE HYPOCRISY!
Nevertheless , as a school principal, I frequently ask staff and students to abide by rules with which they do not necessarily agree. For me to
do otherwise would be inconsistent at best, and at worst, hypocritical... I suffer from that affliction enough unintentionally.. I certainly do not
need to add an intentional transgression.
For this reason, I shall "Render unto Caesar that which is Caesar's," and refrain from praying at this time.
" However, if you feel inspired to honor, praise and thank GOD and ask HIM,in the name of JESUS, to Bless this event, please feel free to do so.. As
far as I know, that's not against the law----yet."
One by one, the people in the stands bowed their heads, held hands with one another and began to pray.
They prayed in the stands. They prayed in the team huddles. They prayed at the concession stand and they prayed in the Announcer's Box!
In other words, screw the law and... oh snap nuh uh, God also says to listen to mans laws as well as his own! Gee, awkward!
The only place they didn't pray was in the Supreme Court of the United States of America- the Seat of "Justice" in the "one nation, under
Yea, the government has been secular since it was formed. Enough of this added in by Christian lobbyists 'One nation under god" crap.
JESUS said, "If you are ashamed of ME before men, then I will be ashamed of you before MY FATHER.."
That isn't even remotely applicable to this case of arrogant stupidity.
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