Gotta Love These Kids!

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  1. Annie
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    Interesting civil disobedience, so far no consequences other than positive. Links at site:

    http://stoptheaclu.com/archives/200...-rights-defy-aclu-and-judges-order-to-censor/

     
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    Would you feel as impressed by the kids if it was a muslim prayer that they wanted?
     
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    Well I would assume in Saudi Arabia, there would be no ACLU and if there was perchance some dolt of a Christian or Jew that brought up the problem, never mind, they never would have lived long enough for commencement excercises.
     
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    Um...no...a muslim prayer.. in THIS country. ;)

    How would you feel if they made THAT happen at your kids' commencement exercises?
     
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    Well I'm quite certain that if they were in CA, WA, or OR, a Muslim prayer would not only be OK, but everyone would have to memorize it in their social studies class...
     
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    I'm pretty sure, though, you wouldn't be talking about how wonderful it is. :)
     
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    Right you are. Still and all, the kids prevailed. Just like the mullahs in Saudiville, well they let the protester graduate and live, but other than that...
     
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    That's because it's nothing new. Right now, there's classes at all sorts of schools from elementary all the way through college that are offering classes in Islam where the students wear Muslim garb, pray to Allah, and 'play jihad.' For a Muslim prayer to be allowed in public school is no more big news than a celebrity bashing Bush. A Christian prayer actually allowed in a public school, student initiated or not, is about as rare as a ham at a barmitzva. Now that's news.
     
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    Only if you want your own *brand* of religion in public schools. My point was only that this is something that you're pleased about because it represents your value system. I view ANYONE'S prayers in school as wholly and totally inappropriate.

    Like I said before, if there were an organized Muslim prayer, you wouldn't be that happy about it. And relying on things that were intended, not to foster religion, but to foster understanding in this messed up world, is a false argument. And so you know, I disagree with the fostering of ANY religion in governmental/publicly sponsored places, so at least I'm consistent about it.

    I was just observing that there is some inconsistency inherant in cheering for one while decrying the others.
     
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    It seems to me that the student actions were purely their own, without government influence, as such, I believe their graduation prayers are constitutionally allowed. In fact, I would go so far as to say that had the school or district court attempted to halt the senior's actions, the court or school may have been guilty of "prohibiting the free exercise," of the student's religion.

    As for the events leading to the initial injunction, that's another story.
     

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