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Preserving Freedoms

This delivery came at a Tennessee football game.  Christianity and Jesus are now the target of persecution.

THIS IS AS GOOD AS IT GETS! GOD BLESS YOU AS YOU READS THIS! Pass it on if you like it. I find it interesting that a high school principal sees the problem, but our society cannot.

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 Jody McLeod.

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, no problem…

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 violated.

This appears to be inconsistent at best, and at worst, diabolical. Apparently, we are to be tolerant of everything and anyone, except GOD and HIS Commandments.

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.

This principal remembered what so many have forgotten. We are given the Freedom of Religion, not the Freedom from Religion in the US Constitution.  Praise GOD that we know Him! Be faithful to Him today.

JESUS said, “If you are ashamed of ME before men, then I will be ashamed of you before My Father..”

May freedom and justice reign throughout the earth!

 

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13 responses to “Preserving Freedoms

  1. Drexus 09/14/2016 at 7:41 am

    What the presenter of that statement failed to note does not go unnoticed. No right is given in presenting religious views in a public facility. The irony of the statement as claiming restricted religious freedoms by presenting a religious sermon is hypocrisy at it’s finest.

    To publicly present bias towards christianity in light of the many other religions or absence of religion, is arrogance unlike any. To be so ignorant of the world’s varied cultures is spiteful at least — bounds of indigent faculties in choosing to violate the supreme court ruling in delivering a full-frontal religious presentation.

    Such unconscionable intolerance and spite, it would have been less religious to have said the prayer.

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    • papapound 10/07/2016 at 5:07 am

      Drexus, of course you have a right to your views–this is America. What sentence in the principal’s statement is not true?

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      • Drexus 10/07/2016 at 7:03 am

        Really?

        The principal gave a religious sermon dripping with religious views — despite law stating a prayer is discriminatory to the religions of others. This is akin to the courts telling the school not to paddle children in the classroom, so the principal objects to this restriction by punching kids in the face.

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        • papapound 10/08/2016 at 2:17 pm

          Your analogy is not true. I believe that most of the comments were just statements and factual.

          There was no coercion involved. Based on the statements in my blog the people who prayed, did so absolutely voluntarily. Maybe some people left. Maybe some people did nothing. That was their right and freedom. Praying in private or in a public place is not akin to a paddling nor to a punch.

          If I said I am praying for you, is that a punch?

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          • Drexus 10/09/2016 at 8:25 am

            “If I said I am praying for you, is that a punch?”

            To involve ANY religious doctrines in a public speech is advertising one’s doctrine — a shameless plug. If people cannot see this, they know nothing of secular function in the real world.

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            • papapound 10/10/2016 at 10:17 am

              I believe IN the First Amendment to the United States Constitution. I believe the First Amendment ensures that a person has a right to speak freely in a public setting about their “doctrine” just as freely as you have a right to speak of your doctrine.

              This goes for the Internet too. Sadly, that may be coming to an end with the ceding of control. America is the last stand for freedom of speech in the world.

              Yes, I believe in Jesus, who died for sin, my sin in particular. Speaking of doctrine. He sayings/teachings are the greatest teachings. He tops Gandi in my view and other seers and all other philosophers. That is just you know where I stand. You are free to follow whatever philosophy or belief system you choose in America. Others should be accorded the same under the US Constitution.

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              • Drexus 10/10/2016 at 12:14 pm

                Everyone has the right to free speech. Also, everyone has the right to not be forced to hear biased speech (a universal right). To claim your right to preach doctrine to a captive audience is unconstitutional — hence the order to cease said activity.

                You cannot claim your rights are violated if stricken down by the same rights that protects others. For you to present an unbiased message of religion, you would have to present an equal measure of material from all religions — and non-religion. If you don’t, you’re influencing public opinion (a violation of universal rights).

                The problem here is that people have a belief that they have a right to force their beliefs on others — and then complain their rights are violated if prevented — as though only their rights matter in this world. Amazing for these people to then quote scripture as suggesting evidence for their right to force their views on others, as a god-given right. This hypocrisy swells from ignorance unlike any.

                There is no place for religion in the classroom, or any other public institution.

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                • papapound 10/10/2016 at 3:19 pm

                  Drexus have a nice day.

                  This simple dialog is spiraling. Your “strawman” argument in paragraph 2 about equal time is impossible.

                  There are just too many rabbit trail topics here to respond to in a timely way.

                  I wish the very best for you. Thank you for coming to my blog.

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            • papapound 10/10/2016 at 10:20 am

              Secular function is not the only function that functions in our world. Other functions have equal rights to function as well as the secular. Is your ideology suppressive in nature?

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              • Drexus 10/10/2016 at 12:17 pm

                All this is a non-sequitur — this doesn’t make an ounce of sense to anything said. Read FIRST what you write, at least once before posting.

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                • papapound 10/10/2016 at 3:08 pm

                  Good point!! in my next to last comment I put two separate conclusive statements together in an attempt to be short. The 2 short paragraphs that relate are now together. The separate topic is separated from the other with dots.

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  2. Joseph Ononaye 09/15/2016 at 6:45 am

    Food for thought, and for action!

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