Only two people supported what is right. A third and fourth counting Superintendent Denia Reese and Donna Jackson. When Christians do finally turn this country in to a backwards theocracy, I hope whichever denomination is the largest does the same thing to the smaller denominations that Christians are doing to non-Christians now. Not so that they can be taught what if feels like, but just so that they can suffer like we do. Goodbye America. You were good while you lasted.
1) Tradition as the sole justification of something is not valid. There are plenty of things that were done in the past that are wrong now.
2) The signs were not addressed only to believers on the team and in the audience. There's always this implied "or else you'll go to Hell" at the end of "commit to the Lord" intended to intimidate nonbelievers.
3) Does the football team really need to depend on divine intervention to play football? Can't the cheerleaders just cheer them on to play the game?
4) The signs are not good for school spirit as a whole. There are obviously atheists and agnostics in the school, and they're part of it and the community. Their feelings count.
5) The cheerleaders' rights are not being abused. They can go to church and pray. There is such a thing as a private life.
6)“If it’s offensive to anyone, let them go watch another football game,” he said.
That's just a confrontational statement. He does not want to get along with anyone who believes differently. He just wants to fight them. Also, people do have to read the signs. As long as the signs have light on them, everyone can see them.
7) The signs are not unique. They copied someone's writings in a language created by someone else to paper they did not manufacture using art supplies they did not manufacture. There's hardly anything original about it. They are cheerleaders. Shouldn't they have come up with some original cheers?
8) “Families entrust public schools with the education of their children, but condition their trust on the understanding that school activities will not purposely be used to advance religious views that may conflict with their religious beliefs,” the system’s release states. “As a result, the courts prohibit rabbi-led prayers at school sporting events, Wiccan posters in gymnasiums and reading the Quran over the school public announcement system.”
Someone who gets it. You go to school to learn, a football field to play football, and a place of worship to practice religion.
9) Mr. Scott said the “separation of church and state” has nothing to do with cheerleaders who are not “part of the state” and simply want to offer an inspirational message with signs they made on their own time.
Seeing as it is a school football team, and the cheerleaders "work" for the school and football team, they do have to obey separation of church and state. It is not a private group. They would not allow any other private groups on the field. If it was a private group, and the school didn't allow any other groups on the field, then they would be violating separation of church and state.
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