A principal and an athletic director are facing criminal charges for a lunch-time prayer.
“In this particular case, Principal Frank Lay asked the athletic director to have a prayer for the meal at an honorary luncheon in celebration for some of the athletic achievements. And then in [another] situation, the clerical worker at an event where some employees of the school were present asked her husband, who is not an employee of the school, to have a blessing over a meal,” he explains. “Because of those two events, these individuals now face criminal contempt.”
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7 thoughts on ““School officials face jail time for meal-time prayers.” Huh?!”
Yes! Put that preaching bastard in jail. He can preach to the convicts. Stay out of our schools.
Huh? A quick refresher course from the US Constitution, Amendment I:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
So how can praying, i.e. “exercising your religion” be against the law, when the 1st amendment CLEARLY prohibits the gov’t from making any law prohibiting the free exercise of religion. Sorry that our constitution doesn’t agree with you there Godless American, but for now at least, what he did is clearly and explicitly protected by the 1st amendment. Has the ACLU signed up yet to protect these guys’ rights?
He wasn’t praying, he asked someone to lead the lunchroom in prayer. He had been repeatedly warned against promoting religion in school.
How very odd. America was founded or created based on the beliefs of those that wrote the constitution. Many of those beliefs originated from God’s Holy Word. Many believe the longevity of America is encouraged by the adherance to the principles of the constitution. So to ignor the constitution because one finds it socially acceptable is bit like cutting off one’s nose to spite one’s face. The dismal outcome is predictable.
That said, I do appreciate that “Godless American” has an opionion. To have no opinion I think is far more objectionable. Thank you. Godless American.
Which “God’s Holy Word?” Which god? It doesn’t state which god they were mentioning. It also doesn’t give deference to any sacred text.
The Founders were Christian and Deist alike, you’re make assumptions as to which was meant and when.
How does freedom of religion in any way support pushing your religion? He’s not there to preach, he’s there to lead the administration in teaching the subjects which have been chosen by the state. If he wants to push religion then he should go and work at a religious school. There’s your freedom of religion.
There is a lot of misinformation floating around the web about this incident. This was following a suit against the Santa Rosa County School System brought by the ACLU, which was resolved by a consent decree. That basically means that the officials of Santa Rosa County acknowledged their were some violations occurring, but would take corrective actions to prevent further violations. Then Principal Frank Lay incidented the prayer for which he is being charged.
Here is a link to an article in the local paper that gives a good summary of what is taking place. However, we do need some prayer as we (local pastors) educate our students (and adults) about what they are legally allowed to do while at school.
There is still a lot of discussion here in Santa Rosa and there was recently a meeting with all of the school administrators, employees, and local pastors to explain what is and is not allowed concerning religious expression of both students and faculty.
Thank you Olon for your input. There is much craziness in the world courts. I pray the best for those that stand firm in their faith.