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A Catholic who follows Rome & the Magisterium. I'm against gay "marriage", abortion, embryonic stem cell research, euthanasia, human cloning. Altar girls, Communion in the hand, Eucharistic Ministers and "Protestant" music in the Church doesn't bother me at all. A proud American retired submarine sailor. Our borders should be secured with a 10 ft. high fence topped by concertina wire with minefields out to 20 yards on both sides and an additional 10 yards filled with warning signs outside of that Let's get energy independent NOW! Back Israel to the max, stop appeasing followers of the Pedophile Prophet. Pro 2nd Amendment, pro death penalty, Repeal all hate crime legislation. Back the police unless you'd rather call a hippie when everything hits the fan. Get government out of dealing with education, childhood obesity and the enviornment. Stop using the military for sociological experiments and if we're in a war don't micromanage their every move. Kill your television, limit time on the computer and pick up a book. God's will be done and may He have mercy upon us all.

Friday, June 03, 2011

Can someone give me an "Amen"?

SAN ANTONIO — (AP) - A federal appeals court has lifted a ban on public prayer at a Texas high school graduation.

The ruling Friday reverses the decision of a lower court that sided with an agnostic family who sued the school district.

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the Medina Valley Independent School District.

The ruling allows students at the high school to say the words "amen" and invite the audience to pray during Saturday's graduation ceremony.

The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Christa and Danny Schultz, whose son is graduating. The family's suit was being backed by the Washington-based Americans United for Separation of Church and State.

The Schultzes claim traditions at graduation, including the invocation and benediction, excluded their beliefs and violated their constitutional rights.

(Story ends here, my comments follow.)

Well THAT is some good news!


PattyinCT said...

There is a story that circulates routinely on the net about a valedictorian of a local high school who encountered the same BS, he was forbidden from mentioning God, much less thanking him.

He walked up that night to deliver his speech, paused for a little while, and then amongst eager anticipation...SNEEZED.

The entire graduating class screamed "GOD BLESS YOU!"

The young man smiled, said thank you, and walked back to his seat...

You gotta love urban legend;)

sig94 said...

The godless will appeal. I would be surprised if this stands up when it reaches the supremes.

Subvet said...

PattyinCT, I've heard that story before. Sorry to hear it's nothing but urban legend. But perhaps it will inspire a real life action of the same sort.

Subvet said...

Sig94,the graduation is tomorrow. I wouldn't be surprised though if the plaintiffs continue on to the Supremes. It'll be interesting to watch, especially to see if the threatened punishment of the judge for any perceived infractions of his ruling is allowed to stand.

Anthony S. Layne said...

There was a news story about 9-10 years ago when I was still driving a cab in Omaha.

Seems a young lad had trouble getting his diploma from his high school. He'd filed an injunction against the school forbidding them to have a prayer during the graduation ceremony. So the obliging school officials changed it to a "pause for reflection".

Came the moment in the ceremony for the pause. Two seconds after it began, a stentorian voice in the audience said, "Our Father, Who art in Heaven ...". The audience quickly picked it up and finished the Lord's Prayer. Our young atheist stamped out of the ceremony in a fit of pique.

I don't remember the exact details of why he was having such trouble getting the diploma, and I'm not going to certify that it actually happened. But as Mr. Nightlinger said, "If it ain't true, it oughta be."

Subvet said...

Anthony, sounds like that young man still had a fair amount of growing up to do.

Teresa said...

This is great news!! AMEN! The suit against the school was yet another attack on our First Amendment rights.

Anthony S. Layne said...

What I've read from the New Atheists suggests a lot of the same kind of emotional retardation. Certainly not all atheists are like that, but definitely those that follow Richard Dawkins et al. into faithlessness.

Harry said...

Those who object to the crap on TV and in the movies and the increasing obscenities in every day life are told we don't have to look or listen. Why can't the atheists and agnostics be given those same choices?

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