“A Clear Violation of the U.S. Constitution”
Wisconsin and Michigan lawmakers couldn’t do it, negotiations in Washington couldn’t do it and fires in Libya couldn’t do it. Today, a school in Baltimore pushed the Japan earthquake off of some prime space in newspapers across the country. This had to be big! Blizzard? Hurricane? What kind of crisis are we facing? Uh, actually it was (gulp) prayer.
For two years, prayer services have been held at northeast Baltimore’s Tench Tilghman Elementary/Middle School prior to the Maryland School Assessments, a standardized test given to children in the third through eighth grades. Fliers promoted the most recent event, on March 5, as a way to “come together, as one, in prayer and ask God to bless our school to pass the MSA.”
An attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union called the service a clear violation of the U.S. Constitution. “It’s not even a close call,” the ACLU attorney, David Rocah, said. “The whole flier is clearly conveying a religious message, overly proselytizing, and somebody should have known better.”
The story did include one defender, Jimmy Gettings, President of the Baltimore city principals’ union. Gettings said”:
(offending) Principal Jael Yon is an “an exceptional principal trying to do what’s best for our children in the Baltimore City school system. The only individuals I hold accountable for these injustices for Ms. Yon are the narrow-minded politicians from some 50 years ago for removing prayer from our schools. Once prayer was removed from our schools, the respect for our teachers and administrators has been increasingly out of control.”
Oh by the way, the 30-minute prayer service at the school was voluntary.
The Secular Fundamentalist ACLU and their follow America haters in the media, the academy, the courts and the Democrat party cannot tolerate a cross or a prayer to the Judeo-Christian God of Heaven. At the same time they defend and promote the creep of Islam into America.
A Cordoba Mosque at Ground Zero? . . . VERY GOOD
Students Coming Togeather in Prayer? . . . VERY BAD
Moslims Blocking Traffic in prayer? . . . VERY GOOD
High School Athletes Praying for an Injured Player? . . . VERY BAD
Moslems Praying at a Mall? . . . VERY GOOD
A NATION BORN IN PRAYER? IMPOSSIBLE! UNACCEPTABLE!
Americans are noticing. Write it down: When we retake control of power in Washington and set aright government spending and taxes, “We the People” will correct the rules governing our conversation with God.