I believe the US has gone too far in restricting religion. Now I am not a bible thumping type so do not get me wrong and I have problems with what some of the well know Christian leaders have said. One of the reason I no longer go to a Southern Baptist Church is because I was told by a leader I was not a good enough Christian because I did not have the “pedigree”. So even some Christians are out there in leftfield.
So, anyway, I respect all religions and their right to practice their religion as long as it does no harm to others. If you are a Christian you should have the right to pray somewhere and if you are a Muslim you should be able to go someplace for your prayers and so on………
My brother sent this in a email and I wanted to share it.
Subject: Chlidren’s Prayer
Now I sit me down in school
Where praying is against the rule
For this great nation under God
Finds mention of Him very odd.
If Scripture now the class recites,
It violates the Bill of Rights.
And anytime my head I bow
Becomes a Federal matter now.
Our hair can be purple, orange or green,
That’s no offense; it’s a freedom scene.
The law is specific, the law is precise.
Prayers spoken aloud are a serious vice.
For praying in a public hall
Might offend someone with no faith at all
In silence alone we must meditate,
God’s name is prohibited by the state.
We’re allowed to cuss and dress like freaks,
And pierce our noses, tongues and cheeks.
They’ve outlawed guns, but FIRST the Bible.
To quote the Good Book makes me liable.
We can elect a pregnant Senior Queen,
And the ‘unwed daddy,’ our Senior King.
It’s “inappropriate” to teach right from wrong,
We’re taught that such “judgments” do not belong.
We can get our condoms and birth controls,
Study witchcraft, vampires and totem poles.
But the Ten Commandments are not allowed,
No word of God must reach this crowd.
It’s scary here I must confess,
When chaos reigns the school’s a mess.
So, Lord, this silent plea I make:
Should I be shot; My soul please take!
If you aren’t ashamed to do this, please pass this on.
Jesus said, ” If you are ashamed of me,” I will be ashamed
of you before my Father.”
Not ashamed. Passing this on