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Bible verses banned from Ga. school football field
AP via Breitbart ^ | October 2, 2009 | By DORIE TURNER

Posted on 10/02/2009 6:25:51 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar

The Warriors of Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High took the field on Friday night without any Bible verses written on the cheerleaders' banner. Instead, the football team ran through a banner that read "This is Big Red Country" before each bent on a knee to pray on the field of Tommy Cash Stadium.

The spirited display comes after the school district banned the banners last week over concerns they were unconstitutional and could provoke a lawsuit, angering many in the deeply religious north Georgia town of Fort Oglethorpe.

"I'm just kind of unnerved about it," said 18-year-old Cassandra Cooksey, a recent graduate who often prayed with her fellow marching band members before football games. "It seems like the majority of people in our community want this and they don't have a problem with it, so I think they should be allowed to have the signs if they want to."

The move has galvanized the community. Hundreds of people attended a rally this week supporting the signs, which included messages such as: "Commit to the Lord, whatever you do, and your plans will succeed." Many students attended class Friday wearing shirts with Bible verses and painted their cars with messages that read: "Warriors for Christ."

During the game, several other messages were visible in the packed stadium. Some people stood with signs that read "You Can't Silence Us" and some young men had Bible verses painted on their chests.

"When you get a whole bunch of teenagers mad, this is what happens. We stand up for what believe in," 16-year-old Shelby Rouse said over the roar of a pre-game pep rally.

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: cheerleaders; christianstudents; teens

1 posted on 10/02/2009 6:25:51 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Jet Jaguar

They needed to quote the Koran, that would be allowed.


2 posted on 10/02/2009 6:29:54 PM PDT by doc1019 (The CIA waterboards, Obama wordboards.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

“Many students attended class Friday wearing shirts with Bible verses and painted their cars with messages that read: “Warriors for Christ.”

Tell an American they “can’t” do something and see what you get.


3 posted on 10/02/2009 6:30:33 PM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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To: Jet Jaguar

Don’t worry, Georgians. Ears sez that we’re a Muslim Country now, so slap on those blankets known as burkas and start memorizing the Koran.


4 posted on 10/02/2009 6:30:44 PM PDT by kromike
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To: doc1019

>> They needed to quote the Koran, that would be allowed. <<

Though the Koran does have a number of gruesome sayings that are more relevant to football that anything Jesus ever said.

Kill the infidel that comprise the other team comes to mind....


5 posted on 10/02/2009 6:31:47 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: Jet Jaguar
Isn't it a violation of the First Amendment to prohibit Americans from the free exercise of religion?

That would be like telling people there is no freedom of speech in schools, government buildings or on public property.

Liberalism is a mental disorder.

6 posted on 10/02/2009 6:32:36 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (I don't remember Americans being called "racists" when we fought against Hillarycare.)
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To: Jet Jaguar
We can thank the Supreme Court of the United States for this. In 1947 the infamous "wall of separation" nonsense in Everson v. Board of Education entered our judicial lexicon. No one can convince me that our Founders intended to ban religious expression at school athletic events.
7 posted on 10/02/2009 6:34:45 PM PDT by Jacquerie ((N)or prohibit the free exercise thereof. - The Forgotten Clause.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

I think it is.


8 posted on 10/02/2009 6:35:38 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (A mob of one.)
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To: PetroniusMaximus

“Tell an American they “can’t” do something and see what you get.”

And that’s why we’re hated/envied around the world. American’s, in general, don’t need permission from a paternal government in order to know what to do. Thankfully, there are still some young people who have the spirit of freedom in them. It gives me hope.


9 posted on 10/02/2009 6:36:12 PM PDT by TruthBeforeAll (The Top 10 Most Murderous Cities in the US (per capita) Are All Run By Dem Mayors - 2005 Report)
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To: GraceG

LOL!


10 posted on 10/02/2009 6:37:04 PM PDT by doc1019 (The CIA waterboards, Obama wordboards.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Further down in the article:
“ Catoosa County schools Superintendent Denia Reese banned the practice after a parent complained.”

A parent...’A’, as in one, singular, lone-out of how many parents in the school district?
I’m glad they are, in their own “special” way, telling that ONE PARENT to please sit down and STHU!!


11 posted on 10/02/2009 6:44:02 PM PDT by ozark hilljilly (Ignore us at your peril.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

WE’RE the radicals now.

Watch out, dope-smoking Sixties hippies types.


12 posted on 10/02/2009 6:47:10 PM PDT by kaehurowing
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To: devolve; ntnychik; Jet Jaguar
There was a good email that went around about a Superintendent or Principal of a highschool who was giving a speech before a graduation crowd or football game, can't recall now.

Anyway, he talked about how the court now prohibited him from saying any prayers or blessings, that he disagreed with it but the law is the law.......and then he had a long pause and he said, “But that wouldn't stop any of you, if you chose to do so”. The whole crowd and students began to stand up and pray. Don't remember if it was just silent prayer but it spoke how they all felt.

13 posted on 10/02/2009 6:47:41 PM PDT by potlatch
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To: Jet Jaguar
The school district banned the banners?

Time to ban the school district!

14 posted on 10/02/2009 6:59:53 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Ifanationexpects tobe ignorantandfree,inastateofcivilization,itexpects whatneverwas andnever will be)
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To: Jet Jaguar

It is for this reason that I carry a copy of the Constitution (and the Declaration of Independence, available in one slim pamphlet from the Heretage Council) in my purse at all times. Anyone mentions “Separation of Church and State, and I hand them the volume and DEFY them to find it for me!
ML~Day Brightener


15 posted on 10/02/2009 7:04:52 PM PDT by left that other site (Your Mi'KMaq Paddy Whacky Bass Playing Biker Buddy)
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To: left that other site

Well put.


16 posted on 10/02/2009 7:07:10 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (A mob of one.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd - Australia
Muslims who want to live under Islamic Sharia law were told on Wednesday to get out of Australia , as the government targeted radicals in a bid to head off potential terror attacks.

Separately, Howard angered some Australian Muslims on Wednesday by saying he supported spy agencies monitoring the nation’s mosques.
Quote: ‘IMMIGRANTS, NOT AUSTRALIANS, MUST ADAPT. Take It Or Leave It. I am tired of this nation worrying about whether we are offending some individual or their culture. Since the terrorist attacks on Bali , we have experienced a surge in patriotism by the majority of Australians’ .

‘This culture has been developed over two centuries of struggles, trials and victories by millions of men and women who have sought freedom’. ‘We speak mainly ENGLISH, not Spanish, Lebanese, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, or any other language. Therefore, if you wish to become part of our society . Learn the language!’

‘Most Australians believe in God. This is not some Christian, right wing, political push, but a fact, because Christian men and women, on Christian principles, founded this nation, and this is clearly documented. It is certainly appropriate to display it on the walls of our schools. If God offends you, then I suggest you consider another part of the world as your new home, because God is part of our culture.’

‘We will accept your beliefs, and will not question why. All we ask is that you accept ours, and live in harmony and peaceful enjoyment with us.’

‘This is OUR COUNTRY, OUR LAND, and OUR LIFESTYLE, and we will allow you every opportunity to enjoy all this. But once you are done complaining, whining, and griping about Our Flag, Our Pledge, Our Christian beliefs, or Our Way of Life, I highly encourage you take advantage of one other great Australian freedom,

‘THE RIGHT TO LEAVE’.’

‘If you aren’t happy here then LEAVE. We didn’t force you to come here. You asked to be here. So accept the country YOU accepted.’
Maybe if we circulate this , American citizens will find the backbone to start speaking and voicing the same truths.

If you agree, please SEND THIS ON.


17 posted on 10/02/2009 7:12:00 PM PDT by ArtyFO (I love to smoke cigars when I adjust artillery fire at the moonbat loonery.)
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To: ArtyFO

BUMP


18 posted on 10/02/2009 7:14:51 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (A mob of one.)
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To: Jet Jaguar
It's about time people take care of this.

Georgia would be a good place to start.

19 posted on 10/02/2009 7:27:27 PM PDT by elkfersupper (Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: potlatch

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But Obama hosts a Muslim Day of Prayer in the White House

But bans all military flyovers at Christian meetings


20 posted on 10/02/2009 8:03:16 PM PDT by devolve ( . . . . . . . . . . Barack Hussein Obama mmm mmm mmm . . . . . . . . . . .)
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To: GodGunsGuts

Thought you would like this one. This is downright evil.


21 posted on 10/02/2009 8:11:10 PM PDT by sickoflibs ( "It's not the taxes, the redistribution is the government spending you demand stupid")
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To: TruthBeforeAll

The “government” is too concentrated. If most of its people lived in the real America, most of the peculiarities that emerge from “government” folks would disappear. On the other hand, where would the peculiar people go if they did not have Washington D.C., Northern Virginia, or Montgomery and Prince Georges Counties to migrate to? Are we better off having them all go there, or having them remain where they were born and bred so they can bring frivolous lawsuits and harass school boards and local governments? We need to provide more funding for space travel as long as the ones who travel to outer space are government employees on one-way trips.


22 posted on 10/02/2009 8:11:29 PM PDT by mathurine
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To: devolve

I know he does. I wrote in a post about him never having picked a church after all these months.


23 posted on 10/02/2009 8:11:34 PM PDT by potlatch
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To: potlatch

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Church, dog, Afghanistan -

All take a strategy

A date in NYC or a flight to Copenhagen - Pronto!

I heard the WH actually set up a Chicago Olympics room and staff - lots of time, people, assets spent on something for Chicago

Not for America -


24 posted on 10/02/2009 8:20:36 PM PDT by devolve ( . . . . . . . . . . Barack Hussein Obama mmm mmm mmm . . . . . . . . . . .)
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To: Jet Jaguar
#!/bin/python

if "Congress shall make no law" == "Cheerleaders should make no sign":
    message = "str.__eq__() was adjusted by an idiot"
    raise SanityError(message)

25 posted on 10/02/2009 8:22:26 PM PDT by AndyTheBear
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To: kaehurowing

YOU BETCHA, did not like them then, and they disgust me even more now.


26 posted on 10/02/2009 11:35:08 PM PDT by easternsky
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To: doc1019

most bible verses can be found in other books.

Just take a secular quote and voila, no legal problem...


27 posted on 10/03/2009 3:59:17 AM PDT by LadyDoc (liberals only love politically correct poor people)
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To: devolve

[lots of time, people, assets spent on something for Chicago]

No question about it. Thankfully they lost and the Chicago crooks won’t benefit as they had planned.

Bet this event taught Obama a lesson.


28 posted on 10/03/2009 5:09:38 PM PDT by potlatch
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To: potlatch

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Obama cannot accept or tolerate criticism, truth, losses

He just gets his back up more

He never admits his ideas and agendas and policies are wrong

He continually lies about trillions spent in radical healthcare change are needed to give 12 million mostly illegal aliens coverage and that will fix the economy now and forever

The 9-10 trillion will actually cost young Amerians 20-30 trillion
Yet Michelle’s make-work hospital job experience will see loads of cash funneled to new fakeroo medical jobs and minority-run businesses

16%-17% of the economy will not become 20% as some say

It will be 25% plus

If I was a politician or a DC or state political staffer of bureaucrat - I would start worrying about me lifespan and what perils I am corruptly creating for myself

The Natives will get mucho more restless

They will demand CHANGE


29 posted on 10/03/2009 5:57:59 PM PDT by devolve ( . . . . . . . . . . Barack Hussein Obama mmm mmm mmm . . . . . . . . . . .)
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To: devolve
Obama cannot accept or tolerate criticism, truth, losses He just gets his back up more He never admits his ideas and agendas and policies are wrong

I know. There are many people like that, but he happens to be the President and it affects a country instead of a few people.

I think Pelosi has had some fear put into her. She is not the smiling Nanzi she used to be.

30 posted on 10/03/2009 6:07:52 PM PDT by potlatch
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