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  • Judi Lynn (4083 posts)
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    Court: Student prayers OK at school board meetings

    Court: Student prayers OK at school board meetings
    Kevin Mcgill, Associated Press Updated 6:18 pm, Monday, March 20, 2017

     

     

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Texas school board can open its meetings with student-led public prayers without running afoul of the Constitution’s prohibition against government-established religion, a federal appeals court ruled Monday.

    The ruling by a three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans upheld a lower court ruling dismissing a lawsuit against the Birdville Independent School District. The suit was filed by the American Humanist Association and a graduate of Birdville High School.

    The panel said student-led prayers for legislative bodies differ from unconstitutional prayers in public schools.

     

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  • HIP56948 (1642 posts)
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    1. Why would someone want to form a group of students for the purpose..

    …of praying before a school board?

    I feel it’s like starting a song & dance team to perform at the county tag agency.

    Strange world we live in.

  • HassleCat (354 posts)
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    2. Turn me loose, Bruce!

    “Oh, Jee-zuss!  Please give a little enlightenment to these ignorant hillbillies before they force the children to learn creationism or some equally ignorant shit. While you’re at it, make them see that not every male baby should be named Billy Bob.  Thanks, Jesus!”

  • TRex (1706 posts)
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    3. Go to a rural town school board meeting or town hall meeting.

    They pray.

    I never promised you a rose garden.
    • Art from Ark (1736 posts)
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      4. I can just imagine the prayers

      “O, Lord, we beseech Thee, please let the Bulldogs become the State AA Champs!”

      • TRex (1706 posts)
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        8. LOL!

        That is pretty much it!

        I never promised you a rose garden.
  • Cassiopeia (1410 posts)
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    5. I hope someone comes in with some kind of

    weird religion and sacrificial alter.

    • Hobbit709 (1559 posts)
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      6. I'd show up for that just to watch the fun.

      I won't shut up and I don't waste my time teaching pigs to sing
  • Enthusiast (6073 posts)
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    7. Yay, prayer! Yay, Jesus!

    :bounce:

    "The NSA’s capability at any time could be turned around on the American people, and no American would have any privacy left, such is the capability to monitor everything. There would be no place to hide."  Frank Church