Pace principal, athletic director face criminal charges for prayer
PACE (FBW)-A court order banning employees from praying â€“ at any time or at any place â€“ in the Santa Rosa County School District has resulted in criminal contempt charges against Pace High School Principal Frank Lay, a member of Olive Baptist Church in Pensacola, and the school's athletic director, Robert Freeman.
Both school administrators may face jail time if a federal judge rules they violated a court order issued Jan. 9 forbidding promotion of "religious prayers during school-sponsored events."
Orlando-based Liberty Counsel is representing both men, according to Mathew D. Staver, the organization's founder, who told Florida Baptist Witness that last year the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit against the school district claiming some teachers and administrators "endorsed" religion.
The Santa Rosa County School district, according to Staver, complied with the ACLU's...
Should one use the monkey wrench to fix the system, or throw in the monkey wrench to ruin it? Again, it is one thing to lift up holy hands everywhere, and another thing altogether to pray in order to be seen of men, that we might receive rewards of men. Here, the inner city schools have more youths listed as suspended than what you could stir up for a prayer group: and this is somehow an acceptable offering of praise to the Lord, that we may go everyone to their cieled houses, and take thought for the morrow, the week, the month, the year, and for "our childrens' future"? No, not while the Lord's own house is broken in pieces.
One said "preach Christ, and use words if necessary", but I say, as I would have done to myself, as one who used to be young and ignorant, that nine times out of ten I would rather have the word of God shown to me, and spoken to me, and taught, that I may be enlightened, and warned, than to go on minding my own in silence that the school of hard-knocks should be my only guide. Yet the hypocrites have run amok, and have perverted the words of the Lord, so hardly anyone is certain what his words are.
Send members of the ACLU to a communist country of their choice where they will be happy. Fire the cowardly members of this school district that complied with the Bible-haters. Put patriotic, godly people in charge. STAND against such attacks on our freedoms!!!