This was in an email:
I FIND IT INTERESTING THAT A HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL CAN SEE THE PROBLEM, BUT OUR SOCIETY CANNOT. IF I OFFEND ANYONE BY THIS, I REALLY DON'T APOLOGIZE !
This is a statement that was read over the PA system at the football game
at Roane County High School , Kingston , Tennessee , by school Principal,
"It has always been the custom at Roane County High School football games,
to say a prayer and play the National Anthem, to honor God and Country."
Due to a recent ruling by the Supreme Court, I am told that saying a
Prayer is a violation of Federal Case Law. As I understand the law at this
time, I can use this public facility to approve of sexual perversion and
call it "an alternate life style," and if someone is offended, that's OK.
I can use it to condone sexual promiscuity, by dispensing condoms and
calling it, "safe sex.." If someone is offended, that's OK.
I can even use this public facility to present the merits of killing an
unborn baby as a "viable! means of birth control." If someone is offended,
I can designate a school day as "Earth Day" and involve students in
activities to worship religiously and praise the goddess "Mother Earth"
and call it "ecology..."
I can use literature, videos and presentations in the classroom that
depicts people with strong, traditional Christian convictions as "simple
minded" and "ignorant" and call it "enlightenment.."
However, if anyone uses this facility to honor GOD and to ask HIM to Bless
this event with safety and good sportsmanship, then Federal Case Law is
This appears to be inconsistent at best, and at worst, diabolical.
Apparently, we are to be tolerant of everything and anyone, except GOD and
Nevertheless , as a school principal, I frequently ask staff and students
to abide by rules with which they do not necessarily agree. For me to do
otherwise would be inconsistent at best, and at worst, hypocritical... I
suffer from that affliction enough unintentionally. I certainly do not
need to add an intentional transgression.
For this reason, I shall "Render unto Caesar that which is Caesar's," and
refrain from praying at this time.
"However, if you feel inspired to honor, praise and thank GOD and ask HIM,
in the name of JESUS, to Bless this event, please feel free to do so. As
far as I know, that 's not against the law----yet."
One by one, the people in the stands bowed their heads, held hands with
one another and began to pray.
They prayed in the stands.. They prayed in the team huddles. They prayed
at the concession stand and they prayed in the Announcer's Box!
The only place they didn't pray was in the Supreme Court of the United
States of America- the Seat of "Justice" in the "one nation, under GOD."
Somehow, Kingston , Tennessee Remembered what so many have forgotten.
We are given the Freedom OF Religion, not the Freedom FROM Religion.
Praise GOD that HIS remnant remains!
JESUS said, "If you are ashamed of ME before men, then I will be ashamed
of you before MY FATHER.."
Does your school exclude God? Do they allow everything else? Here is how one principal handled: http://bit.ly/42hQuh