Tuesday, March 10, 2009

With Liberty and Justice For all

"I find it interesting that a high school Principal can see the problem but not our society. If this offends anyone I really do not apologize.

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 lifestyle,' 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 20 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.'

Somehow, Kingston, Tennessee Remembered what so many have forgotten. We are given the Freedom OF Religion, not the Freedom FROM Religion. Praise GOD that HIS remnant remains!

JESUS said, 'If you are ashamed of ME before men, then I will be ashamed of you before MY FATHER.'"

I am not ashamed of Him and that is why I am including this on my blog today.


Deanna said...

(CLAPPING HANDS LOUDLY!) That was wonderful Bonnie! The last line should be a chilling reality to come for people; JESUS said, 'If you are ashamed of ME before men, then I will be ashamed of you before MY FATHER.'"

I will put that on my blog.

Many hugs,
Deanna :D

MCGROVER said...

The items in your post is exactly why I am NOT LIBERAL!

Bonnie said...

Our techno communications have me laughing! It is so split second...almost like face to face!

Neabear said...

Good post!!

laura.elizabeth said...

Wow, I am so amazed! What has become of our world, really? I just got a notice about a DOD school shooting in Germany. The Church shootings in the US. The economy. This. Sometimes I wonder what we are doing ourselves. I am glad there are still a few good people in the world standing up for what is right. That is one of the reasons I loved Mississippi so much. The people still believe in God and they are not afraid to show it. THAT alone compensates for all of the other things the south lacks. Anyway, thanks for sharing!