As I predicted, some people showed up at the game for the sole purpose of witnesing to others. I think that's PATHETIC. This is a HS football game, not a religious rally. People need to keep their priorities straight.
I wonder how many more people than usual will be at the game tonight. They don't care about the school or the players or the game. They'll be there in force to use this as a forum to spread their religion.
You think she got a good education at Liberty (is for christians only) University?
And she mentions Falwell like that's a plus? The guy who said,
"Grown men should not be having sex with prostitutes unless they are married to them." ??!!
"Good Christians, like slaves and soldiers, ask no questions."
"The true Negro does not want integration... He realizes his potential is far better among his own race... It will destroy our race eventually."
This is a huge LAUGH on all the Jew haters commenting on earlier versions of this story, claiming w/o proof that the person complaining about the bible verses is a Jew! Bwah ha ha!
"Ms. Jackson...contacted (the)superintendent...to “express concern that the cheerleaders’ signs be done in such a way that...(was)...within the... lines drawn by the federal courts..."
Her concern is well founded. I bet after she brought it up the school decided they'd better be pro-active. To do something about a clearly illegal situation before someone else takes them to court.
It is true, the phrase "separation of church and state" does not actually appear anywhere in the Constitution.
Some people draw incorrect conclusions from this fact. The absence of this phrase does not mean that it is an invalid concept or that it cannot be used as a legal or judicial principle.
There are any number of important legal concepts which do not appear in the Constitution with the exact phrasing people tend to use.
For example, nowhere in the Constitution will you find words like "right to privacy" or even "right to a fair trial." Does this mean that no American citizen has a right to privacy or a fair trial? Does this mean that no judge should ever invoke these rights when reaching a decision? These do not appear either:
• The Air Force
• Congressional Districts
• The Electoral College
• Executive Order
• Executive Privilege
• Freedom of Expression
• Impeachment means removal from office
• Innocent until proven guilty
• It's a free country
• Judicial Review
• Jury of Peers
• Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness
• Martial Law
• No taxation without representation
• Number of Justices in the Supreme Court
• Of the people, by the people, for the people
• Political Parties
• Primary Elections
• Qualifications for Judges
• The right to privacy
• The right to travel
• The right to vote
• The separation of church and state
• The Separation of Powers Clause
Jfreedom, I wonder how these constitutional "experts" deduce that this is a separation of church and state issue?
I'll run and get you the phone number for the Supreme Court...the experts who did rule on this...hold on a sec'...
EPD1979: Actually, it's NOT ok for coaches to lead prayers, either.
Taking the uniforms of the cheerleaders doesn't fix anything. They are still there as representatives of the school.
Yes, Loius, and next they'll want to funnel your tax dollars away from school books, computers and the like and into the court system to defend the initial robbery!
It makes me smile to hear you volunteer and raise money for the school. And you seem to understand that we're all different, and that's ok. I don't think people here were making ugly comments about the cheerleaders, but a reminder to not insult their well meaning actions is good.
I agree...not all believers are stupid or uneducated. But I do think that most of the time they have not thought as carefully as they should about exactly what they believe and why.
You say we are to treat others the way we want to be treated. I don't think most people want their tax dollars supporting a school that showcases another religion's beliefs.
The Pascal's wager bit is a FAIL, though. And, "He does not wish for one to perish but to have everlasting life with him." No, he just says, "Worship me or I'll torture you forever!"
"The bible is the most purchased book in our nation."
Citation please. And if you think about it, the greatest number of bibles are purchased by churches to stock themselves, to give away in the US and in 3rd world countries in order to 'win' people, as gifts for 1st communion, confirmation, etc. Most people will never go out and buy a bible for their own use. So the number sold isn't proof of anything much.
I have rarely met a christian who has even read the whole thing! I bet you have, though.
I would think if I had acess to god's own words, I'd feel it necessary to devour the whole thing, and often.
Anyway, thanks again for your call for acceptance.