Prayer back in school...well, sorta.
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    Prayer back in school...well, sorta.

    I want to thank God and congradulate the kids in Castroville TX. Court of appeals over turned judges ruling. Thank God for the Texas Attorney General.
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    http://www.woai.com/news/local/story/Former-students-rally-to-keep-prayer-in-school/UIBcjhdCJk-v93b8nOtdgw.cspx

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    I don't have a problem with having a prayer at a graduation ceremony. I don't even mind if they have a "moment of silence" in the school for students each day. When I take issue is when they REQUIRE the students to have a prayer. It should be voluntary. Not everyone is a christian or jewish, or ANY faith for that matter. If the kids want to worship, they should be allowed. But its not the job of the government make it mandatory.

    I am glad to see a community stand up for what they believe in, and I hope they go ahead with their plans no matter what the court rules.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lakeland Man View Post
    I don't have a problem with having a prayer at a graduation ceremony. I don't even mind if they have a "moment of silence" in the school for students each day. When I take issue is when they REQUIRE the students to have a prayer. It should be voluntary. Not everyone is a christian or jewish, or ANY faith for that matter. If the kids want to worship, they should be allowed. But its not the job of the government make it mandatory.

    I am glad to see a community stand up for what they believe in, and I hope they go ahead with their plans no matter what the court rules.
    I agree. If that's what the majority of the community wants then so be it. I also agree that nobody should be required to take part in any religious service nor should anyone declining to do so be discriminated against. Lastly, such prayer options need to be generic........Christian, Jew, Muslim, etc. should all be comfortable. In spite of what many people think, this country was not founded as some sort of Christian enclave. The United States is not a theocracy. The men who created this country and wrote the Constitution may themselves have been Christian but they made it clear that the U.S. was to be religiously neutral.
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    My view would be that if the valedictorian or class president earns a speaking slot that it is their slot and if they want to pray, read lady gaga lyrics, or rant about illuminati it is their time as they earned it

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    You gotta leave it to a Texan to do and fight for the right things...love ya, Texans!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker's Mom View Post
    You gotta leave it to a Texan to do and fight for the right things...love ya, Texans!!!
    This country is trillions of dollars in debt and we waste our time on this............?

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    Quote Originally Posted by G50AE:204608
    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker's Mom View Post
    You gotta leave it to a Texan to do and fight for the right things...love ya, Texans!!!
    This country is trillions of dollars in debt and we waste our time on this............?
    The Texas Attorney General has no effect on the fiscal matters of the United States of America and as for the Governer, Texas dispite our relatively modest budget concerns is economically sound and strong. So I'd say the guy is doing ok even though I'm not a real big fan. What your comment regarding national debt has to do with a state 1st Amendment issue I dont get. But since you brought it up. If not for the rights promised according to the 1st Amendment, who would be able to stand up and raise their voice against the debacle that is our current state of government. Sounds a bit like south korea maybe or china or cuba or just about any one of those middle eastern countries we've heard so little about lately(<-this is sarcasm) on the "news". So yeah, I'd say it is worth "wasting" some time on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by G50AE View Post
    This country is trillions of dollars in debt and we waste our time on this............?
    What is your problem, mate? We are being overrun by other religion and some atheists that prayers were taken out of schools...maybe the next place will be enacting a law to erase prayers in our homes too. This post has nothing to do with the country's debt. Somewhere there is a God we all believed in in different ways. When you end up in a foxhole somewhere, perhaps you will experience the power of prayers which is slowly being taken away from us and this country.

    I hope you have a nice life so nice that you do not have to rely on prayers every now and then! And I mean this.
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    Correct me if I'm wrong, but the first amendment states congress shall make no law concerning the establishment of a religion. There for these judges that rule on crosses being on public land and prayer in public schools is a clear violation of the first amendment, in my opinion. Why is it that nothing was objectionable about this for over 150 years. Then all the sudden someone is offended and we have to stop. Like it or not this is still a Christian nation. Apparently it is ok to offend Christians but you had better not offend atheists or non-Christians.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fuhr52 View Post
    Apparently it is ok to offend Christians but you had better not offend atheists or non-Christians.
    Oh hogwash!!! It seems to me that a lot of people including those in government seem to think that freedom of religion is ok, but only if you are going to practice Christianity. Christians are not, and have not ever been discriminated against in this nation.

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