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Maureen Rigo teaches American history to junior high students at Wickenburg Christian Academy in Arizona. This year, on the eve of National Prayer Day, she led 15 students and seven adults on a class trip to Washington, D.C., where they took a tour of the Supreme Court building. After taking pictures on the steps of the Oval Plaza, the group gathered to the side of the steps where Rigo led it in quiet prayer. A Supreme Court police officer told the group it had to stop.
Why? Praying in that place was against the law, he said, citing Section 6135 of Title 40 of the United States Code, which says parades and processions are forbidden on Supreme Court grounds. Even though the group was praying quietly and not in a way meant to attract attention, the officer said the law applied. The group moved to the sidewalk, forcing most of the students to stand in a gutter to finish their prayer. The Alliance...
John Yurich USA wrote: That stupid cop was doing the work of Satan by preventing them from praying silently in the public square.
Let us not forget what Christ told us: John 15.18 "If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you." This should be considered a blessing. We are supposed to be persecuted and hated and reviled for Christ's sake. We deem it an honour if we are treated in such a way. Praise God to suffer for Him?! Because the Lamb of God deserves reward for His suffering!