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Athletic Director and Principal face possible criminal charges ...for a secular blessing of a meal Rate Topic: -----

#1 User is offline   Volker 

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Posted 17 August 2009 - 12:00 PM

Have you of yall heard this story yet?

I heard it on the radio today, and am currently looking for an internet article over such.

Basically, the Principal asked the Athletic Director to bless the meal of a banquet dedicated to investors of a new stadium, and was charged with criminally influencing Conservative Christianity on a school campus.

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My opinion: The separation of Church and State is important, but this is ridiculous.



PS: There's more to the story, but I'm having to type with one hand and am getting a little frustrated.

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Posted 17 August 2009 - 12:01 PM

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Posted 17 August 2009 - 12:03 PM

Thats dumb. At all the sports banquets at my school the coaches always bless the food.

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Posted 17 August 2009 - 12:03 PM

View PostVolker, on Aug 17 2009, 02:00 PM, said:

Have you of yall heard this story yet?


No.

Link?
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Posted 17 August 2009 - 12:03 PM

View PostVolker, on Aug 17 2009, 02:00 PM, said:

but I'm having to type with one hand and am getting a little frustrated.


Almost too easy!


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Posted 17 August 2009 - 12:15 PM

View PostThalion, on Aug 17 2009, 02:03 PM, said:

View PostVolker, on Aug 17 2009, 02:00 PM, said:

Have you of yall heard this story yet?


No.

Link?


http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/a...=home_headlines
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Posted 17 August 2009 - 12:45 PM

View PostEpic_Fail, on Aug 17 2009, 02:03 PM, said:

View PostVolker, on Aug 17 2009, 02:00 PM, said:

but I'm having to type with one hand and am getting a little frustrated.


Almost too easy!


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On topic: That's silliness. Really? Were they forcing everyone to pray?

Not letting the president speak at graduation is lame as well.
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Posted 17 August 2009 - 12:48 PM

I'm pretty sure they weren't. He just said it; most likely not even second guessing it.
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Posted 17 August 2009 - 01:21 PM

On the face of it, it does seem ridiculous...Im an Athiest & even I think it sounds lame.
However, if you read all the way to the bottom of the article, it appears that this school has had legal issues involving prayer etc. before, so there is a chance that the criminal charges stem from a violation of a previous court order.
In other words - the school staff has been warned before. They did it again. Now they're getting pinged for it.
If that is the case (which is not clear) then that may put it in a different light.
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Posted 17 August 2009 - 04:02 PM

Little ridiculous, but like Stuntman said, they've had problems with religious stuff in their schools before, so it's not surprising.
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Posted 17 August 2009 - 04:19 PM

Ok, like Ike and Stuntman said, there may be underlying causes to the actual charges. I think it's rediculous, but maybe with some other previous problems it might make sense...

Now then, the one thing I find utterly ludicrous is that they aren't letting that one senior class president speak because she is a "known Christian" and "might say something religious." Really? REALLY? Aside from the fact taht I wouldn't mind her saying something religious, they aren't letting her speak because she might say something religious. They can't just say, "Don't say anything religiously related because those are the rules," instead, they just ban her because she is a Christian and "might" say something. Might. There's a nice legal, lawyer, sensical term. Might. So, basically, because there is the possibility of her saying something religious, because she is a religious person, lets just not let her say anything. Something doesn't sit right with me about that. It sounds a lot like this, and I hope I don't get warned or whatever for this, because I do not endorse this thought, I'm just trying to make a comparison, please let me know if i'm out of line. So, if i were to say... Many terrorists are muslims. Terrorists commit terroristic acts and murder and etc. Therefore, Muslims=evil terrorist. So... some Christians say religious stuff maybe when they're not technically allowed to. She's a Christian. So, she=going to say something religious when she's not supposed to. I don't like connecting the dots with the word "might" It's a bunch of BS...
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Posted 17 August 2009 - 04:24 PM

i think they over reacted a little. :laugh:

a similar story:

back in 3rd grade, we couldnt have our christmas party for school because one of the kids in our class was muslim. not 5. 1 kid. oh, did i mention we were the only class?

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Posted 17 August 2009 - 04:32 PM

Ha, Yep. Thats my county
Its the school one town over.

You guys have no idea how mad the whole religion thing is around here.
We are really better off with out it in school.

I could not go to a math class with out having to set through POWER POINT SLIDES of bible quotes.
No lie.

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Posted 17 August 2009 - 09:59 PM

Our football banquets and what always have grace said before them, not everyone beleives but for those who do it is important. And those who don't find it important should have courtesy for those who do. Its all manners and hopefully there mothers raised them right.
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Posted 18 August 2009 - 01:38 AM

Light, I find it funny that you should say that, as it could be just as easily flipped around to say "Those who find it important should have the manners to not say grace, and force the people that do not want to do it to do it." or something similar.
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