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Federal Judge Prohibits Prayer....

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Jedi Knight, Jun 2, 2011.

  1. Jedi Knight

    Jedi Knight Well-Known Member
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  2. Salty

    Salty 20,000 Posts Club

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    From the link: "their son would “suffer irreparable harm"

    So anytime that boy hears the word God, amen, pray, ect - he is subject to irreparable harm?

    My suggestion: all clear thinking students should boycott the graduation - than ask the faculty to come to a "private graduation"

    Would be interesting to only have one student at the "official" school graduation.
  3. rbell

    rbell Active Member

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    Of course, this violates the First Amendment. We're not just talking about a school official getting up and leading a prayer.

    We're talking about a valedictorian not being allowed to engage in religious expression--a personal expression of their own free will, which is not government-endorse, and is not coercive in nature.

    Some other random and intemperate thoughts...
    • The "judge" that ruled on this case (I use that term VERY loosely)...Chief US District "judge" Fred Biery...would make the all-star team for atheistic, heavy-handed, evil, despotic regimes. Josef Stalin would probably propose to this guy. Pol Pot would name his kid after him. Anyone with a hatred for religious expression to the degree this guy has--whoever appointed him to that position should write an open letter to the country apologizing for such a monumental lapse in judgment--for subjecting our great country to a person who has such disdain for our most fundamental rights.
    • This despot (I've decided to not honor this guy with the title "judge") not only banned prayers--he banned specific phrases at the graduation! Phrases like, "invocation," "bow your heads," "amen," and the like can get the offender sent to jail! What I find disgusting is this: There's no way this atheistic tyrant didn't know he was violating the First Amendment. Fact is...he doesn't care. Sickening. It's not just the censorship and curtailment of basic rights--it's the detail to which he does so...and the heavy-handedness he's willing to undertake in pushing his anti-God agenda.
    • This autocrat made the following statement (From the bench (!!)): "the Schultz family (the plaintiffs that brought the complaint) and their son would “suffer irreparable harm” if anyone prayed at the ceremony."
      Yeah, right. We've got military folks who watch their buddies get blown apart right in front of them...now THAT'S "irreparable harm." You're telling me you're scarred for life at the mention of the word, "Amen?" I see three possible rationales here:
      • One: The robed dictator is having an affair with one of the family members here, and that has ruined any semblance of objectivity;
      • Two: The aforementioned tyrant has such a hatred for all things Christian, he was willing to suspend rational judgment to make his humanistic point;
      • Three: The meds don't work anymore.
    • I hope that there is a mass, spontaneous, group prayer--not out of defiance or stemming from the desire (understantable one, I might add) to "stick it to the man." But rather, that people will decide, "You know, I'm tired of having folks in my government--supposedly founded on Christian principles--tell me when I can and cannot talk to my God." It would be wonderful to see hundreds of folk talk to the Creator of all people (even despotic "judges" like Fred Biery), and give thanks to God that even dictators with the ironic title of "honorable" cannot prohibit people from praying.
    Who knows? If we're lucky, it might even cause "irreparable harm" to the plaintiffs and the, er, "judge." It might "harm" them in such a way that they (gasp) acknowledge God.