Skip to comments.Christians Could be Sent to Jail for Praying in School - (ACLU demands incarceration for praying)
Posted on 06/10/2005 4:51:52 PM PDT by CHARLITE
"Anything short of actual imprisonment would be ineffective..." -- ACLU of Louisiana
Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Matthew5:10
In their latest attack on Christianity, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has filed a motion to hold Tangipahoa school board officials in Louisiana in contempt of court, asking they be jailed for praying in schools.
The Tangipahoa school board and the ACLU of Louisiana entered into an agreement, made public in an August 27, 2004, District Court Consent Judgment, which required school officials to prohibit invocations given prior to athletic events, participation and/or encouragement by school officials in pre-game and post-game prayers involving student athletes, and invocations by students to the student body over the schools public address system during assemblies or at any school sponsored event. The ACLU claims school officials have violated the agreement on multiple occasions. This motion is the fourth complaint theyve filed against the school board.
Even though this is considered a civil matter, the ACLU has asked the court to hold school officials in criminal contempt, asking for jail time. Their refusal to comply with the Consent Decree should and must result in their removal from societyremoval for a period of time sufficient to impress upon them, and like imitators, the seriousness of the Courts order, reads the complaint. Anything short of actual imprisonment would be ineffective to sending that message to these individuals.
What? This must result in their removal from society? Are we talking about child molesters here? Sorry, that cant be it; those are the kind of people the ACLU would be defending instead of trying to put in jail. The ACLU defends the North American Man/Boy Love Association (NAMBLA) and tries to get school officials in jail for praying --you know the real criminals.
Tragically, although I fully expect the court to reject this ridiculous request, the ACLU still moves its agenda forward with every lawsuit they bring. You see, it doesnt really matter if they win or loose, by their own admission, what they want is to impress like imitators of the price to be paid for showing their faith in public. And unfortunately the courts have allowed and often helped them in this endeavor.
With their highly capricious interpretation of the First Amendments Establishment Clause as erecting a wall of separation between church and state, U.S. courts find themselves more involved in matters of religion than the framers ever intended them to be. Is there anything more intrusive than the government sending you to jail for praying, no matter where it is?
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof Thats all the First Amendment says. Nowhere can you find the wall of separation between church and state. Yet, in the name of freedom and liberty, groups like the ACLU would like to prohibit the free exercise of religion beyond a persons private thoughts. Thats okay, you can be a Christian, just dont say it out loud.
This is another example of how the so-called wall of separation continues to distort the meaning of the Establishment Clause, said Jan LaRue, CWAs chief counsel. Chief Justice Rehnquist has said: It is impossible to build sound constitutional doctrine upon a mistaken understanding of constitutional history, but unfortunately the Establishment Clause has been expressly freighted with Jeffersons misleading metaphor for nearly 40 years.
This is why the appointment of judges is so important to our country. For too long weve been silent, and now we are paying the price of our indifference. We need wisdom and character and self-control back in our courts. Freedom and democracy depend on it.
"Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for justice, for they shall be filled." Matthew 5:6
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Jefferson was actually paraphrasing Roger Williams.
That's a keeper.
it's coming down to either the aclu or america.
The ACLU is going to lose.
Aren't the Muslims given special prayer rooms at their public schools in MI? Don't they have special arrangements for fasting during Ramadan? So why can't Christians in LA pray?
i think they are evil.
Even my Moveon.org liberal uncle calls this scary. I think the ACLU is about to hurt themselves.
That would be A merica - caps, bud.
The ACLU needs to go.
Guantanamo would be acceptable for Christians, not terrorists.
I'm still waiting for them to file suit against the Military for providing taxpayer funded Korans to the terrorists at Gitmo.
In California (at least in the Sacramento area) junior high students are taught the 10 Pillars of Islam and are required to dress in Muslim attire for a day.
I really wish they would. I live here, this has been ongoing for about 7 years. Everytime someone says a prayer, holds an off campus meeting, brings a bible to school, the ACLU come swooping down.
The first time they attacked an organization that held vonluntary lunch meetings in a church that is just feet from the local high school. He was giving away free pizza. It was totally volutary for kids to attend. My Step-father successfully defended the organization against Joe Cook, our Louisiana State ACLU head. I could post his comments about him, but that might not be wise.
This was the high school my kids attended at the time.
And we were afraid of the communist, now they are in our mist.
Any "parent" that allows that, is brain dead. That should have been a HUGE clue, to get out of public schools NOW!
I was thinking the same thing. Let them keep doing what they do until "the people" get fed up. That is when action happens. IMO
One more thing...I know all the Judges here in this little district. I would be very surprised if any of them would agree to incarcerating anyone.
What Joe Cook isn't counting on is, they have to be re-elected soon. They aren't going to want to jail anyone on that fact if none other.
Here's my suggestion
If you live in any of these liberal states, are conservative in politics, but are supportive of legalized gambling, and have the wherewithall to do something beneficial to the economy.
Please come to Mobile, Alabama, we have a great Mardi Gras, we're not liberal, a wonderful climate, and a really low cost of living. For what you have to pay to live middle class in Cali, you can live like a king here.
Easy answer: The ACLU is not interested in the so-called separation of church and state. They are anti-Christian, anti-Catholic.
They will fight for the right of muslims, buddhists, satanists, etc., to pray or worship in school, colleges, universities, but Christians? NO WAY!
If they went after every religion equally, they might (and I emphasize MIGHT) have a little more credibility.
The ACLU is anti-American, anti-White, anti-Christian, anti-business, anti-state's rights, anti-military, anti-law enforcement. They are pro terrorist, pro marxist, pro deviants, pro illegal drugs, pro anarchy.
Unfortunately I believe it will take quite a few more years before the general public rises up against them.
The first thing that should be done is to cut off their public funds!
Freedom OF religion.. hmm..
I assume they only want christians to go to jail for praying?
I hope the aclu is shut down and soon, do are doing everything to destroy all that is good and right in this country.
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