A Criminal Prayer

The Washington times reported on 14 August that “School prayer charges stir protests”, with the subtitle “Educators face jail in Florida”.  This is significant because past clashes of religious people and the state were dealt with via civil suits and not criminal proceedings.

"I have been defending religious freedom issues for 22 years, and I’ve never had to defend somebody who has been charged criminally for praying," said Mathew Staver, founder and chairman of Liberty Counsel, the Orlando-based legal group that is defending the two school officials.

The school district even went as far as to ban the senior class president from speaking at graduation because she may say something religious.

We need to realize that this secular society talks a lot about tolerance, but it is only lip service.  “Tolerance” has come to be a code word for “anything not Judeo-Christian in nature.”

It is only a matter of time before polarization of our society results in the breakdown of a stable society.  “Divided we fall” goes the last half of a well-known saying.  Jesus said, “And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand” (Mk 3:25).

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