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Posted on 05/21/2011 2:20:41 PM PDT by Ira_LouvinEdited on 05/25/2011 2:44:55 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
A student who objected to prayer being part of Bastrop High School's 2011 graduation ceremonies enlisted the help of the American Civil Liberties Union. However, another student whose role was to call for a moment of silence during Friday's ceremony led the audience in prayer despite the ACLU objections.
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There is hope.
God bless Laci.
The school didn’t endorse it. So what is the ACLU’s problem?
Declare war on the ACLU because they have declared war on our nation.
I guessing Laci won’t be getting the 2011 ‘Kennedy’s Profile in Courage’ award.
Civil disobedience is the best way to deal with stupid superintendents, judges and activist lawyers.
> “The First Amendment prohibition on government
> endorsement of religion exists to protect the minority
> from the majority,” said Marjorie R. Esman,
Let’s have a look at the first amendment.
“Congress shall make no law respecting the establishment of religion nor prohibiting the free exercise thereof.”
Looks like the first amendment was written to protect religion from the government, as well as from communist ACLU guttersnipes.
I agree.. do you suppose they would go after an 18 year old girl for her freedom of speech?
We need to sue the ACLU.
Wow, good for her!
It doesn’t appear that Congress was involved in this situation at all.
What laws do Louisianans have regarding religion and religious expression?
The tyrds at the aclu are making a hollow argument.
Far more actual Americans need to stand up like this and show some guts!!!
She has as much right to make her statement as the God hating atheist POS who called the ACLU.
I have NO respect for one person who thinks they can make others crawl for them because they call the ACLU.
They can kiss where the sun don’t shine.
Look at all the anti’s here in the comments section of the Bastrop Newspaper article on it.:
The prohibition of religion is NOT freedom of religion!
AND WHAT IF IT DOES? So what! Let the ACLU sue. The school district should not even bother to answer it or spend a single dime. Let them get a default judgment. what will the court do? How will it get the money? Not a single public official would dare to life a finger to help. THIS IS WHAT EVERY SINGLE SCHOOL MUST DO - JUST IGNORE THE ACLU SUITS AND THEY WILL GO AWAY. PERIOD.
Yes, we have freedom of religion....not freedom from religion. This Orwellian/Marxist idea that religion can not be in the public square is unconstitutional. The mention of God is allowed by our Constitution——if the idea of God is not allowed....neither can the idea of No God....since there is no scientific proof of no God....so since the faith of Atheism is allowed....then they have to accommodate all religions...particularly the historic Christian religion. Never has there been a successful society that refuses to practice and promote religion in the public square. (of course, Marxists understand to destroy a nation you destroy their religion and the natural family will fall apart).
Christian societies were the most successful in the history of man from many measures because that religion is based and seeped in Natural Law Theory....the very concept the USA’s legal system was built on—based on Logic and Reason.
They will look for an angle. Don’t think they will tolerate somebody spitting in their face. My guess is they will go after the principal for not tackling her and making her stop.
Have you noticed how atheists are becoming like homosexuals - always in our faces and insisting that we do things their way. We need to fight back and just say no. We are still America and our country was built by God-fearing men and women and we will not back down!
Dumb lawyer forgot about the part forbidding the gov't from the FREE exercise of religion.
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, answered and said to the king, O Nebuchadnezzar, we are not careful to answer thee in this matter.
If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O king.
But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up.
Only Liberals, Socialists and Communists can commit civil disobedience. If anyone from our side does it, that person is a troublemaker and possibly a criminal. [/sarc]
Ah...well spoken Marjorie. Except for one small thing. In citing the First Amendment, you neglected the second part which shoots very large .50 caliber holes in your argument;
"...nor the free exercise thereof."
Abolish government “education” (indoctrination” is more accurate). End of problem.
God Bless you Laci Rae!
Of course the ACLU will engage in a lawsuit.
Perhaps the real question is if the ACLU will be sued for interfering with the free exercise of religion.
God bless you Luci!
Against whom? The school's ass is well covered, because they gave her specific instructions to "not" indulge in public prayer. That she chose to exercise HER right to a bit of "civil disobedience" let's them off the hook. And FIRMLY haves a loud, wet, raspberry to the ACLU.
My home state, BTW, and I'm darned proud of it (and her).
This, and the Mississippi incident on the Westboro Baptist Church's planned demonstration at a soldier's funeral shows that the grassroots is beginning to push back.
They are just waiting for the day when they can have Christian protestors shot down in cold blood.
They've done it before and they'll do it again UNLESS THEY ARE STOPPED NOW.
God bless this girl.
There simply are certain groups of people who get in everyone else’s face and demand submission/agenda approval:
And especially........ MUSLIMS!
They all need to be told to get a life.
As an atheist my feelings on public prayer are as follows:
Meh, do it if you want to, it doesn’t make a difference.
I hope there’s video of this.
IN 2006 a young lady by the name of Brittany gave the valedictory speech at her graduation. Speakers must submit their speech prior to graduation for approval. She was told to rewrite it without the references to Jesus as her savior and inspiration. She agreed, then gave her original speech.
They cut the mike on her. The case gained national attention and Mark Levin wrote about her in his book, Liberty and Tyranny.
There were lawsuits regarding the incidence, but I can’t remember the outcome.
I love that she gave a short and sweet prayer, then invited the crowd to join her in the Lord’s Prayer. That way, had they cut the mike, the prayer was still heard.
Like I said, I hope there is video of this.
There is a similar story about a girl chosen to give the valedictorian address at graduation. She had to submit her address to the higher ups in school to make sure it was politically correct...no mention of God. At the end of her address she sneezed. Everyone in attendance said “God bless you.”
Maybe, just maybe, we can take this country back to where it belongs.
Ya know, if the valedictorian happened to be a Muslim, somehow they’d make arrangements for his or her mention of “Allah.” You just know it.
And if it were a she-muzzie giving the valedictory address, she’d be burka’d up to her eyeballs.
Which is intended of course to say “IN YOUR FACE!” to us infidels. Whoever said all muzzies practice Sharia but won’t admit it was spot on.
I would still like to know why praying isn’t speech or a segment of it.
Who, then, protects my property from confiscation by the majority to fund their public, liberal indoctrination prisons for children? They can take my money so that freeloading parents can have someone teach their children that my religion is false? I have to pay twice if I want to give my child an established religious education?
PUBLIC EDUCATION IS A VIOLATION OF THE FIRST AMENDMENT
Just think if the ACLU were flooded with this type of Christian civil disobedience. The ACLU would be broken trying to sue all of the schools and students.
Perhaps that should be the plan. Fight them with their own tactics.
Just wondering, if during an ACLU intiated trial, does the judge make ACLU witnesses’ swear the oath with their hand on the bible?
Laci’s bravery and love of God should be rewarded with and not condemned!
She will be rewarded by a new star in her crown in heaven above anything else!
I am humbled by her bravery and passion!