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r3020
Senior Advisor

Kudos to these brave young ladies

 

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For many on the Oneida High School cheerleading squad, faith has always gone hand and hand with Friday night football.

“We need prayer for so many reasons especially in our community now and the troubles we face every day,” said junior Kayla King.

The Oneida Special School district has decided to do away with prayer before athletic events in an effort to avoid national legal action. The district, like dozens of others in the state of Tennessee, has received pressure from organizations like the American Civil Liberties Union and the Freedom From Religion Foundation to end prayer at public schools.

Oneida's director of school's Ann Sexton says they received a letter last fall from the ACLU reminding them it is unconstitutional to hold school sanctioned prayer at football games.

“We were advised to stop the practice,” Sexton said. Instead, they instated a moment of silence before games.

But that didn't sit well with many students and community members in Oneida.

“During the moment of silence all the cheerleaders came together and recited the Lord's Prayer,” King explained.

On Friday night's game against Watertown, the cheerleaders from both teams joined hands and recited the prayer, and they weren't alone.

“In that moment the atmosphere was kind of great because it was nothing but heads bowed, and you heard the Lord's Prayer ring over the football field,” said King.

 

http://www.wbtw.com/story/26571876/high-school-cheerleaders-defy-prayer-ban-at-football-games

37 Replies
gough whitlam
Senior Contributor

Re: Kudos to these brave young ladies

Eventually the whole world will wake to the fact they have been praying to some celestial mythical figure. If you want any credibility on this forum I suggest you kick off the campaign.
Canuck_2
Senior Contributor

Re: Kudos to these brave young ladies

So these 'brave young ladies' do not even understand "a moment of silence".

 

Why did they think they could break the silence with their religious dogma?

That is forcing thoer religion on others who do not 'believe'.

 

Do they not have any consideration for other people?

 

They do not deserve kudos they need to learn to follow the silence that was requested.

425Cat
Advisor

Re: Kudos to these brave young ladies

No one was forced to pray. No one was forced to listen
r3020
Senior Advisor

Re: Kudos to these brave young ladies


@Canuck_2 wrote:

So these 'brave young ladies' do not even understand "a moment of silence".

 

Why did they think they could break the silence with their religious dogma?

That is forcing thoer religion on others who do not 'believe'.

 

Do they not have any consideration for other people?

 

They do not deserve kudos they need to learn to follow the silence that was requested.



@Canuck_2 wrote:

So these 'brave young ladies' do not even understand "a moment of silence".

 

Why did they think they could break the silence with their religious dogma?

That is forcing thoer religion on others who do not 'believe'.

 

Do they not have any consideration for other people?

 

They do not deserve kudos they need to learn to follow the silence that was requested.


Freedom of speech. The kudos is for their understanding of the Constitution of the Untied States of America and for their courage to stand up for that right. The right granted to them by their Creator.

gough whitlam
Senior Contributor

Re: Kudos to these brave young ladies

Freedom of speech. The kudos is for their understanding of the Constitution of the Untied States of America and for their courage to stand up for that right. The right granted to them by their Creator.

Rubbish. The right to adhere was not given to them by their creator or god. You can thank almighty big government for than one.

This is like taking wheat from blind chooks. You are so wrapped in your silly god you now blather complete idiocy.
r3020
Senior Advisor

Re: Kudos to these brave young ladies


@gough whitlam wrote:
Freedom of speech. The kudos is for their understanding of the Constitution of the Untied States of America and for their courage to stand up for that right. The right granted to them by their Creator.

Rubbish. The right to adhere was not given to them by their creator or god. You can thank almighty big government for than one.

This is like taking wheat from blind chooks. You are so wrapped in your silly god you now blather complete idiocy.

Wrong. Our Declaration of Independence states that we are endowed with rights from Almighty God and the Constitution protects those rights from Almighty Big Government. Freedom of speech is amoung those rights which can not be taken from us.

Canuck_2
Senior Contributor

Re: Kudos to these brave young ladies

 

@425Cat wrote:
No one was forced to pray. No one was forced to listen

But everyone was forced to listen to their dogma instead of a moment of silence.

why were they unable to recite this dogma silently and not force it on everyone else?

Canuck_2
Senior Contributor

Re: Kudos to these brave young ladies


r3020 wrote:

Freedom of speech. The kudos is for their understanding of the Constitution of the Untied States of America and for their courage to stand up for that right. The right granted to them by their Creator.


So their 'freedom' allows them to take over everyone else's freedom to a moment of silence?

 

Why does their religious dogma triumph over everyone else's freedom?????

 

And you think their parents granted them this 'right'?

Even if they did it does not entitle them to trample others rights to a moment of silence.

 

Why do they not keep their religious dogma out of public places instead of inflicting it on others?

They do have tax free meeting halls for that sort of thing which most organizations do not have.

Canuck_2
Senior Contributor

Re: Kudos to these brave young ladies


r3020 wrote:

Wrong. Our Declaration of Independence states that we are endowed with rights from Almighty God and the Constitution protects those rights from Almighty Big Government. Freedom of speech is amoung those rights which can not be taken from us.


Which god does it name?

Zeus?

Thor?

Balor?

Baku?

 

I am pretty sure it would not be Aphrodite, that one just does not seem to fit your agenda.