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    that the fucking president can have some religious nut invoking the deity at a podium paid for by tax payer dollars while he is on the federal payroll being protected by federal armed guards but children can't pray at school?

    BTW I am an atheist just pointing out the hypocrisy that you fucking sheep all embrace.
     
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    A better comparison might be with public school graduation ceremonies. Individual speakers should have greater latitude in this area than required participatory programs.
     
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    Congress has opened every session with a prayer by a chaplain since before day one of our country.

    George Washington himself added "so help me God" to the oath of office.

    And contrary to the second post in this topic, individual speakers at official state events have always been allowed to invoke a deity. Some ignorant school officials may occasionally contradict that right, but the courts invariably smack them down for it.

    It is freedom of religion, not freedom FROM religion. We can believe in a God, but you don't have to believe in mine.
     
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    Get new glasses and reread my post.
     
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    Where did I say children should be required to pray at school?
     
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    And while we are at it, why are presidents allowed to attend church while on the federal payroll and being protected by federal armed guards???
     
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    You didn't. And neither did I. Did you both fail reading comprehension?
     
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    And yet the constitution specifically prohibits the government from promoting ANY religion.
     
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    If you don't see what is wrong with your comprehension skills here there is very little hope of you understanding the most simple explanation...

    but here goes...

    "anyone is allowed to pray in schools in the United States, as long as it is not officially sponsored by the school and it does not disrupt others from doing their work"

    using your logic the President shouldn't pray at all while on the payroll:lol:
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    for the same reason they could go hunting to a porn shop, political rally, etc with their armed guards if they chose to do those things.
     

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