Freedom of Religion
The following is a statement read over the PA
system at a football game at
Jody Mcleod read . . .
"It has always been the custom at
“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 depict 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, Federal Case Law is violated. This appears to be inconsistent at best, and at worst, diabolical". Principal Mcleod went on, "Apparently, we are to be tolerant of everything and everyone except God and His Commandments.” “Nevertheless,” he said, “as a school principal, I frequently ask staff and students to abide by rules with which they do not necessarily agree, and 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
Jesus said, "If you are ashamed of Me, I will be ashamed of you before my Father." Over 70 % of people in this nation consider themselves Christians. Despite the claims of some very misinformed politicians this IS a Christian nation! Let's keep it that way. You can do that by being careful how you vote!