Skip to comments.Student defies ACLU at graduation, leads public prayer
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]
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We should have freedom of religion, not from religion.
LOL, I love that!
In yo face suckas !!!
Obviously a *lawyer* who doesn't have a clue what the First Amendment says or means.
So, just who is protecting the majority from the tyranny of the minority? The ACLU are such hypocrites.
And just what are they being *protected* from? They might hear a prayer. Oh, the trauma.....
Those God haters need to get over themselves. Or if they don't want to hear about God, they can move to China, or Cuba, or NK, or any number of atheistic paradises.....
Everyone, Ms Esman? Everyone?
Guess that would include Laci Rae Mattice, wouldn't it, Ms. Esman?
Thank you for your kind support of freedom of religion for everyone!
Who is there to protect the majority from the tyranny of a minority?
Is this Bastrop, Texas?
Sure. Some parent has no right to complain or address curriculum, but some stranger does.
The ACLU is so obviously out to destroy America.
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YAY!!! More good news. Civil disobedience! Standing up to the ACLU! By young people in high school! Learning that they can stand up against evil scum leftists!!!
The ACLU has something to learn about being the object of rebellion by the youth of America.
God Bless this girl!!!
It is heart warming to see people stand up for their natural rights against leftist statism.
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I imagine Christians everywhere would be glad to pitch in a few bucks to pay for their moving expenses.
Dear ACLU, a high school senior ain't the government. Go suck an egg!
The ACLU supports filth, it even supports Kiddie Porn and worked hard to take the schools from parental and local control and force it into centalized control by the federal government so that left wing activist judges could force their unamerican and immoral world view into the heads of other people’s children without any precedent for their illegal actions.
But only for a one way ticket.
Screw those communist infiltrators. I am sick of these atheistoids who are actual communist cultists on government welfare.
Another civil liberty destroyed by a PC “spirit and speech blocking” Union called passive aggressively under a name that is the opposite of what it does. The impotent always seeks to c+block the rest.
“We ought to obey God, rather than men” (Acts 5:29).
This country was founded on majority rules and the minority
has rights-not one self-absorbed douche with a aclu lawyer.
Sorry Marjorie, but there is no First Amendment prohibition on government endorsement of religion, but rather a prohibition on Congress passing a law to establish a particular religion as an official state/national religion. And it has absolutely NOTHING to do with "protecting the minority from the majority", and it absolutely does not give anybody -- minority or majority or obnoxiously offended individual -- the right to dictate to others what they cannot say when speaking in public.
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;
or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; I applaud the young lady for exercising her Right and for assisting her fellow classmates in exercising their Rights.
“Everyone in attendance said God bless you.” What great fun! Thanks!
I don’t understand why the non-religious crowd can’t just do what they tell us to do. When we’re offended by the filth on TV or the movies, or radio, we’re told to shut it off, tune it out and to shut up. They can take the same advice.
student lead prayer is allowed.
The aclu still wins because the adults are under the sword.
Our young people are finally being told by their ministers, or parents etc. about the anti-Christian efforts of the left. It’s long overdue.
Just yesterday I attended a church service were part of the message to the graduates was how unbelievers, such as some college professors, would ridicule the student’s Christian beliefs and try to cow them into abandoning them. And to not let them succeed.
How can you violate rights which do not exist? This amendment protects the practice of religion, and prevents the government from favoring one religion. Atheism is the absence of faith and religion, so does this amendment protect atheism? In my opinion, no.
Jeez, I don’t believe in Santa Claus. Should I now be offended when I see little kids making out their Christmas lists?
This is why I love working with the Native Americans. I’ve been working with tribes for 5 years now, and I have yet to attend even the smallest gathering that did not begin with Christian prayers and pledge to the flag, and end in Christian prayers. Let one misguided fool make a formal objection, I’m sure he/she would be visited by tribal leaders by sundown.
And then hang their last remaining members. I'm serious. These barbarians are terrorists of the highest order.
The Westboro folks had a little trouble with their tires in McAlester Oklahoma last year too... Trouble getting 'em fixed, too. How unfortunate.
I would not be surprised in the near future to see the ACLU have the cops (or even a SWAT team) at a graduation ceremony when the valedictorian does the same thing. The thugs-with-badges will take that valedictorian down and beat the snot out of him/or, charge him with obstructing an officer, resisting arrest and a variety of others, and then do a little asset forfeiture of the student’s car, his parent’s house, shoot the dog, arrest the parents, and anything else they can get hold of.
And will the cops be held accountable? Not on your life! They are immune from prosecution for just about everything.
And if this happens in Indiana and the student resists? I’m not even going to go there.
You're crazy, this country was founded by a bunch of Secular Deists, I got it straight from Bill O'Reilly.
Well yes, they would.
Even Christians, you commie bathturd? Do Christians have freedom of religion?
Take note also that the ACLU just stated California did the “right thing” in setting loose thousands of prisoners.
I wish we could set the prisoners loose ON the ACLU.
I’ll definately vote for that!
If the ACLU could get away with it they'd have this young woman drawn, quartered and have her parts thrown into the fields for the wild dogs.
These people do not have the interests of the broad masses in mind.
“Atheism is the absence of faith and religion, so does this amendment protect atheism? In my opinion, no.”
In my opinion, yes. Atheism is itself a religion that requires much faith. More faith that it takes to believe in God, since they can’t expect answers to their prayers.
I think people are getting tired of the "in-your-face" stuff and the grassroots are spontaneously devising techniques to alleviate the situation.
BTW, the only reason I voted R in ‘08 was because of Palin.....don't p*** on your friends.
It just does not make sense to me. Why does this student not go to private Christian school? My parents wanted to ensure that we could pray ALL DAY LONG if we so chose and sent us to Catholic School for my entire life. What is wrong with these parents?????? I can’t imagine forcing a public school to say a prayer.....of course I have never been in a public school so I don’t know anything about them but it just seems strange that the parents didn’t send the kids to private school.
I bet you folks will be pleased with the Muslim student who will be saying prayers from her Bible book next year (or is it chants?). How is everyone going to feel about that. I can’t wait to see how you folks feel about that. I certainly will be in the “be careful what you wish for” category.
Next year they will have the Islamic call to prayers. The number one student at the school is a Muslim in the Junior Class and that is what this young person is going to do. I just wonder if you will be equally as happy. I just wonder why that was left out of the story. Next year will be interesting although most likely nothing will be said until closer to June 2012.
I stand by my post. Atheists have no special rights. Neither do homosexuals.