The prayer conducted over the loudspeaker prior to football games.
Read the Supreme Court decision in Santa Fe v. Doe and come back and tell me that the original prayer was illegal. The Supreme Court has clearly said what Soddy is doing is unconstitutional.
I'd really like to hear your opinions on the questions I posted above:
Just for the sake of clarity, do you support the illegal prayer? Do you think it is a good lesson to teach the students of the school district that it is alright to support illegal practices? For that matter, do you believe it is a good idea to teach the students that they should just be quiet if they observe an illegal practice because it has been "tradition" in this area?
Just for the sake of clarity, do you support the illegal prayer? By supporting it, you support illegal practices in our school system. Do you think it is a good lesson to teach the students of the school district that it is alright to support illegal practices? For that matter, do you believe it is a good idea to teach the students that they should just be quiet if they observe an illegal practice because it has been "tradition" in this area?
I'm confused. In one post you say it is wrong for an adult to challenge a teenager/child on their views. When I suggested that I might be a teenager because you are operating on pure assumption, you stated that you don't care how old I am. You are talking out of both sides of your mouth and it has left me confused.
How do you attribute this to immigrants? I am an American citizen born in the United States and find this offensive and I would guess that the people who oppose your view on this forum are also American citizens born in America.
This complaint is based on real concerns that Soddy students had over the prayers said at football games. Why should atheists have to start a new school when it is Soddy High's actions that are illegal? Why is it that traditional somehow legitimizes an action that has been illegal for a decade?
SDBandMom and Ladyhawke123,
Just to clarify, you are in support of an illegal act taking place in our school district? Do you truly believe that it is a good lesson to teach the students of this school district that it is alright to support an illegal act because it has been tradition? These are simple yes or no questions for you to answer. Ladyhawke123, I apologize for believing in the judicial system of this country. You believe that people will be judged in the afterlife, I believe people are accountable to the judicial system for their actions. Don't you believe that people should be held accountable for their actions if they do something illegal? Soddy has been practicing an illegal act (i.e. living in sin) for a decade and now they have to be held accountable for their illicit actions. It is about the money. When I pay my taxes, I do not expect them to be going towards lawsuits that the school district cannot win. If such actions are pursued, you might as well take the money you pay in taxes to the county and light it on fire.
Point out to me where I called out SDHS' grammatical errors. I'll save you the time because it never happened. I challenged SDHS on her views and she responds with comments like the one you see above in HiDef's post. What if I spoke to your children like I spoke to SDHS? What if I challenged them on their beliefs? What would you do? Smack me around, yell at me? I welcome that. Then we can go to court and you can experience first hand what will happen to the school district if the prayer continues. I feel sorry for your children because with you protecting them constantly, they will not know how to protect themselves in the real world. You never did address your assumption that I am an adult. You have no idea whether I'm 60 or 14 or somewhere in between.
I also find it funny that you believe teenagers are children. If your children are teenagers, do you let them think for themselves like an adult and face scrutiny for their opinions or do you tell them how they should think, feel, and believe like children?