This is a statement
|that was read over the PA system at the football
game at Roane County High School, Kingston, Tennessee, by school
Principal, Jody McLoud. I thought it was worth sharing with the world
and hope you will
forward it to all your friends. It shows clearly just how far this
country has gone in the wrong direction.
"It has always been the custom at Roane County High School football
games, to say a prayer and play the National Anthem, to honor God and
Due to a recent ruling by the Supreme Court, I am told that saying a
Prayer is a violation of Federal Case Law. As I understand the law at
this time, I can use this public facility to approve of sexual
perversion and call it "an alternate lifestyle," and if someone is
offended, that's OK.
I can use it to condone sexual promiscuity, by dispensing condoms and
calling it, "safe sex." If someone is offended, that's OK.
I can even use this public facility to present the merits of killing an
unborn baby as a "viable means of birth control." If someone is
offended, no problem.
I can designate a school day as "Earth Day" and involve students in
activities to worship religiously and praise the goddess "Mother Earth"
and call it "ecology."
I can use literature, videos and presentations in the classroom that
depict people with strong, traditional Christian convictions as "simple
minded" and "ignorant" and call it "enlightenment."
However, if anyone uses this facility to honor God and to ask Him to
bless this event with safety and good sportsmanship, then Federal Case
Law is violated.
This appears to be inconsistent at best, and at worst, diabolical.
Apparently, we are to be tolerant of everything and anyone, except God
and His Commandments.
Nevertheless, as a school principal, I frequently ask staff and students
to abide by rules with which they do not necessarily agree. For me to do
otherwise would be inconsistent at best, and at worst, hypocritical. I
suffer from that affliction enough unintentionally. I certainly do not
need to add an intentional transgression.
For this reason, I shall "Render unto Caesar that which is Caesar's,"
and refrain from praying at this time.
"However, if you feel inspired to honor, praise and thank God and ask
Him, in the name of Jesus, to bless this event, please feel free to do
so. As far as I know, that's not against the law----yet."
One by one, the people in the stands bow ed their heads, held hands with
one another and began to pray.
They prayed in the stands. They prayed in the team huddles. They prayed
at the concession stand and they prayed in the Announcer's Box!
The only place they didn't pray was in the Supreme Court of the United
States of America - the Seat of "Justice" in the "one nation, under
Somehow, Kingston, Tennessee remembered what so many have forgotten. We
are given the Freedom OF Religion, not the Freedom FROM Religion. Praise
God that His remnant remains!
Celebrate Jesus in 2003!
Jesus said, "If you are ashamed of Me before men, then I will be ashamed
of you before My Father."
If you are not ashamed, pass this on, but only if you mean it.
Yes, I do Love God. He is my source of existence and Savior. He keeps me
functioning each and every day. Without Him, I will be nothing, but with
Him, I can do all things through Christ that strengthens me.
This is the simplest test . . . if you Love God, and are not ashamed of
the marvelous things He has done for you, feel free to pass it on!!!