Wonderful thanks for posting it
Christianity is now the target of persecution...
THIS IS AS GOOD AS IT GETS!
GOD BLESS EVERYONE WHO READS THIS AND PASSES IT ON.
I FIND IT INTERESTING THAT A HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL CAN SEE THE PROBLEM, BUT OUR SOCIETY CANNOT.
This is a statement that was read over the PA system at the football game at Roane County High School , Kingston , Tennessee, by school principal, Jody McLeod
"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 Country."
Due to a recent ruling by the Supreme Court,
I am told that saying a Prayer is a violation of Federal Case Law. 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,
I can use it to condone sexual promiscuity, by dispensing condoms and calling it, "safe sex."
If someone is offended, that's OK.
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...
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.."
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.."
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 is violated.
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.
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!
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 GOD."
Somehow, Kingston , Tennessee ,
remembered what so many have forgotten.
We are given
the Freedom OF Religion,
not the Freedom
that HIS remnant remains!
"If you are ashamed of ME before men, then I will be ashamed of you before MY FATHER.."
If you are not ashamed,
pass this on ..
I'm not one bit ashamed to pass this on, are you?
THIS IS AS GOOD AS IT GETS! GOD BLESS EVERYONE WHO READS THIS AND PASSES IT ON.
From: Christian webb site, Author unknown
Wonderful thanks for posting it
That has to date back 10 years and was one of those feel-good internet/email pass-it-along stories.
I believe in my heart that one day, this nation will wake up and realize that we have guaranteed the freedom OF religion, not the freedom FROM religion and that the separation of church and state is not actually in the constitution. I can hope.
To not stand against injustice is to stand for it.
Don't confuse my personality and my attitude.
My personality is who I am, my attitude depends on who you are.
"You can get a lot accomplished if you don't care who gets the credit" - Ronald Reagan
This is in no way a christian nation! If you want a country run and ruled by religious law, then move to an Islamic country. I personally want religion left out of my government. And yes, the constitution, via the 1st amendment, states freedom of and FROM religion. Anyone that believes anything different is ignorant of constitutional law. Atheists are now 32% of the population, almost 100,000,000 million residents. If you don't believe it, just look around the highways and notice the billboards. This is, was and will always be a SECULAR nation, whether anyone likes it or not.
This nation was founded by predominantly Christians and it is documented that Christianity guided the formation of the thoughts and beliefs of our founding fathers. Saying a prayer at a public venue has tradition to the earliest colonial times. 1A does not protect one from being offended by a prayer or Christmas lights. Courts have construed it to support your argument, read up(specifically, the Warren court). Cite a source for 32%.
Look at Article 11 of the Treaty of Tripoli, unanimously signed by congress 1797 "As the government of the United States of America is not in any sense founded on the Christian Religion"
"In god we trust" was not put on our money until 1951, "Under god" was not added to the pledge (Written by a Baptist minister in 1892) until 1954. All part of the McCarthy communistic scare during the cold war.
Second the 32% was obtained from several sources,
ARIS (American Religious Identification Survey, Trinity College) http://b27.cc.trincoll.edu/weblogs/A...eport_2008.pdf
Gallup poll Mississippi Is Most Religious U.S. State
Face it, people are not buying into all this ancient ignorant myths anymore.
I am not offended by prayer, as long as it is not in the course of government meetings and public schools. I, as an Atheist, will protect your right to stand on a street corner, mall or any public place and pray your ass off. Sources like Faux news have ignorant people believing that "Religion" is under attack, which is nowhere even close to being true. Christianity is not the only religion practiced in the United States and is slowly becoming the minority religion. I guess that is what is scaring most religious people. The whole idea of not being in total control is bothersome.
If a school is state/federally subsidized, no religious acts/observations can be included in any of that school's events, or school-sponsored activities. The reason is because it implies that the state/feds endorse the associated religion (which according to the 1st Amendment, it cannot do). Private schools that receive no state/federal funding are exempt from this (for obvious reasons).
The "invocation" at the beginning of school events can simply be changed to a moment of silence to allow the attendees to silently pray - or not - to their deity of choice. The principal is an uneducated ass.
Man your posts are annoying.