October 10, 2005

Stand Up And Be Heard!

Christians! You can take back your state, county, city. Stand up and be heard and run the ACLU out of your town. There is hope after all. Check out this article I found at AL.com. Yeah, let's hear it for the south!

Let's Bow Our Heads' Illegal, Yet Common
Fear of ostracism often silences voices of challengers to resilient tradition
Monday, October 10, 2005
MIKE BOLTON
News staff writer

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In this state that birthed the 1997 federal court ban on stadium-wide prayer at high school football games, some Alabama public schools still openly violate the law by allowing students or ministers to pray over stadium public address systems.

Much to the chagrin of the American Civil Liberties Union - the organization that brought the original lawsuit against DeKalb County Schools in 1996 - it's a practice that ACLU officials admit they are virtually powerless to stop.

While most school administrators in Alabama replaced pre-game prayers with moments of silence following the 1997 ruling, a smattering of Alabama high schools have continued prayers over the public address system and almost dare anyone to try to stop them.

"When a woman in Brewton stepped forward and was supportive of us in the Ten Commandments case, her business literally dried up and she was literally forced to leave town. Most people can't afford to do that.

Backed by community support and often by community demands, some school officials are reluctant to halt stadium-wide prayer prior to high school football games though they know they are violating federal law.

"I know what the courts said," said first-year Etowah High principal John Serafino, who inherited a school that has never stopped allowing students to conduct a prayer over the stadium intercom prior to all Etowah High football games. "We choose to go by community standards.

"Religion and football go hand-in-hand in this state. A prayer before a football game is part of Southern sports.[....]


Can I get an "amen"? I always new the south was a form of heaven.

Cross-Posted at Conservative Thinking

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1 Comments:

Blogger Wasp Jerky said...

The ACLU defends Christians quite frequently actually. They have defended street preachers, Christians students, and even Jerry Falwell. Here are several examples.

10/16/2005 07:40:00 PM

 

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