Sign in or signup

6,708 active users!!Bandwidth
THURSDAY
OCT 19, 2017
Home
NewsSITE
Events & Blogs
New Audio & Video
BroadcastersNew Stuff!
Local & Church Finder
Live Webcasts
Sermons by Bible
Sermons by Topic
Sermons by Speaker
Sermons by Date
Staff Picks
CommentsALL -4 min
Top Sermons
VideosPDFs
Daily Log
PhotosNew Stuff!
Stores
Online Bible
Hymnal
Daily Reading
About | 3-Mo Free!
Submit Sermon
Members Only

Breaking News Home | All | Religion | Society | Tech | Choice | Fridays | SA Newsroom
FRONT PAGE  |  10/19/2017
Choice News TUESDAY, MAY 14, 2002  |  3 comments
Lord's Prayer can't be sung at Iowa high school graduation
The Lord's Prayer cannot be sung at Woodbine High School graduation ceremonies on May 19, a federal judge has ruled.

The 30-year tradition is a violation of the First Amendment, whether or not most Woodbine students, choir members and parents want it, U.S. District Judge Charles Wolle said May 10 in a six-page written opinion.

"Our Constitution prohibits state-compelled religious conformance," Wolle wrote. The ruling bans the choir from singing the Lord's Prayer at graduation ceremonies or rehearsing the song for graduation ceremonies, as long as Ruby Skarin and her twin brother, Donovan, are students at Woodbine High School.

The Iowa Civil Liberties Union sued the school district on behalf of the Skarins, who are sophomores at Woodbine and come from an atheist family. ...


CLICK HERE to Read Entire Article
www.freedomforum.org

Prayer as Communion
  START  
  Recommended sermons | more..
•  When Lord refuses to answer • Gerard Hemmings | 5/6/2007
•  Helping by Prayer • Clarence Sexton | 1/17/2010
•  Three Calls to Action: Pray Ye • Dr. Alan Cairns | 7/21/2002
•  True Prayer -- True Power! • C. H. Spurgeon | 7/7/2004

   10/19/17  |  Christian Group Labeled 'Extremist' by Parents for Teaching... • 9 comments
   10/18/17  |  Has the New Museum of the Bible Left Jesus Out? • 7 comments
   10/18/17  |  Study: Young Bible readers more likely to be faithful adults • 26 comments
   10/17/17  |  Willow Creek Appoints Female to Succeed Bill Hybels • 23 comments
   10/16/17  |  Once promised paradise, IS fighters end up in mass graves • 4 comments
MORE RELATED ( RELIGION ) NEWS | MORE..
   10/14/17  |  Trump administration officially defines life as beginning at... • 39 comments
   10/14/17  |  Trump: 'In America, we don't worship government, we worship God' • 13 comments
   10/13/17  |  SermonAudio Tip: Amazon Echo .. Alexa, Play SermonAudio! • 3 comments
   10/11/17  |  SermonAudio Tip: Live Video Webcasting with Wide Platform...
   10/10/17  |  Apple's head of design says some people 'misuse' iPhones • 6 comments
OTHER CHOICE NEWS | MORE..
   10/13/17  |  Feedback Friday for 10-13-17 • 1 comments
   10/13/17  |  SermonAudio Tip: Amazon Echo .. Alexa, Play SermonAudio! • 3 comments
   10/11/17  |  SermonAudio Tip: Live Video Webcasting with Wide Platform...
   10/06/17  |  Feedback Friday for 10-06-17
   10/05/17  |  SermonAudio Tip: Christmas Book Outreach Project • 27 comments
MORE SPECIAL | MORE..
   10/19/17  |  Christian Group Labeled 'Extremist' by Parents for Teaching... • 9 comments
   10/19/17  |  Survey: Most Millennials, Gen Z Adults Prefer Texting Over... • 4 comments
   10/19/17  |  LGBT groups demand withdrawal of judicial nominee who called... • 3 comments
   10/19/17  |  Australian churches vandalised by same-sex marriage supporters • 3 comments
   10/18/17  |  Study: Young Bible readers more likely to be faithful adults • 26 comments
OTHER RECENT NEWS | MORE..
COMMENTS | show all | add new  
    Sorting Order:  
· Page 1 ·  Found: 3 user comment(s)
News Item5/16/02 11:50 AM
Robert Perry | Longmont CO  Contact via email
This is what we get for allowing the state to run schools.

I wonder if refusing federal money might help. After all, the 1st Amendment says that "Congress shall make no law regarding an establishment of religion," not that states and municipalities may have no expressions of religion.

I know that recent court decisions in this matter (Elkhart IN's 10 Commandments plaque, for example) don't agree with this interpretation, but the plain language of the 1st Amendment would seem to bind only the federal government.

3

News Item5/16/02 1:44 AM
Dave Dorsett | Suburban St. Louis  Contact via email
It's more than unconscionable that the religious-belief-system of atheists invariably takes precedence over the belief systems of other U.S. citizens. This is done by our courts; most practitioners of the ACLU; many fearful educators; uninformed or "scared" principals and superintendents. Yet voters, having the opportunity continue to stay home from the polls - or they keep voting to retain in office judicial personnel with a history of opposition to Christianity. They fail to let their school personnel and legislators know how they stand concerning the commission and omission of legal,traditional activities. As for me, I'm 73, I send congtributions to Jay Sekululow's group who battle activities in court, such as the case this article describes. In the U.S. Supreme Court, J. Sekulow wins - far more often than losing.

I think the Skarins need to be sued for interfering with their community's traditions, practices, and religious values. In the long run, it will help when "the State" no longer directs community activities, and when a principal or superintendent is no longer "the voice of the state." Additionally, it was totally inappropriate for Terry Hazard (living up to his name) to state that it was not the school's intent to endorse Christianity - or even to imply that any branch of government has any right to dictate or interfere with- or "endorse or disendorse" or attempt to align Christian practices into a "State-run" format.
Iowa needs to learn or to remember that "anti-religion," is in itself a practice of religion - a belief system.
We do not need atheists to direct our schools - in the form of a minority implanting their belief system, and "forcing it" upon the majority in a most undemocratic way. They do not need to pretend to represent the elected local and state (or Fed. Government) Education Offiicials) - nor do any have a right even to imply that the United States Government (including every facet of its myriad branches) is Anti-Religion. It may appear to be untrue, but that is why "Jay Sekulow" and his compatriots must continue what they're doing - to keep misguided locals (and greater) in line with The Constitution when they stray or deliberately "cross the line" into infringing upon the rights of all of us - including The Majority!

His adoption of an anti-Christian voice - with an anti-Christian-practices statement is completely in opposition to anything our Founding Fathers intended to inject into our educational systems.

Sound Off !!
Dave D.

2

News Item5/14/02 10:59 PM
Pastor Steve Hereford | Jacksonville, Florida  Contact via email
What about the freedom of those who want to sing "The Lord's Prayer?" Is this article advocating Government sponsored atheism? It's ok for Christians to be offended but not atheists.
1
There are a total of 3 user comments displayed | add new comment |Subscribe to these comments
Last PostTotal
Study: Young Bible readers more likely to be faithful adults
ignominius emirakan from fowl foul: " christopher000 oops...not fullest, but most..."
-4 min 26 
Whatever Became of Repentance?
kev from us: "hey christopher i didn’t know what i know now without a lot of..."
-10 min 137 
California Becomes First State to Recognize ‚ÄėNon-Binary‚Äô Gender
christopher000 from rhode island: "yep, and what's to stop the people out there who..."
-1 hrs 12 


Elder Samuel Ashwood
Reverence For Authority

Exodus 22:28
Sunday - AM
Sovereign Grace Church
Play! | MP3 | RSS


Kevin Swanson
Hollywood's Gloss Tarnishing

Is James Bond Really Cool?
Generations Radio
Play! | MP3

Rev. David Overway
The Value of the Law - LD 44

Heidelberg Catechism 4 - 2017
Hope Protestant Reformed
Transcript!Play! | MP3

Dr. Peter Masters
Transformation Process

1 Thessalonians
Metropolitan Tabernacle
Video!Play! | MP4

Event: Oct 26-28, 2017
Repentance - The Reformation Continues

NCFIC 2017 National Conference
Conference
NCFIC

Sermon: Mistakes Of Modern Evangelism
E. A. Johnston

SPONSOR | 6,800+

SPONSOR




                   
Christ never lost any cause He pleaded. ... Thomas Watson

Gospel of John
Cities | Local | Personal


MOBILE
iPhone + iPad
Church App
Watch
Android
Church App
Kindle + Nook
Wear
Chromecast TV
Apple TV
ROKU TV
Amazon Fire TV New!
Amazon Echo New!
Kindle Reader


HELP
Knowledgebase
Broadcasters
Listeners
Q&A
Uploading Sermons
Uploading Videos
Webcasting
Tips & Tricks
YouTube Screencasts

FOLLOW
Weekly Newsletter
Staff Picks Feed
SA Newsroom
RSS | Twitter | Facebook
SERVICES | ALL
Church Finder | Info
Sermon Player
Mobile & Apps
Podcasting | Videos
Live Webcasting
Events Support
Transcription | PowerClips
Billboards New!
Business Cards
SOLO | MINI | Domain
Favorites | QR Codes
Online Donations
24x7 Radio Stream

INTEGRATION
Embed Codes
Goodies
WordPress
Twitter
Facebook
Logos | e-Sword | BW
JSON API

BATCH
Transfer Agent
Protected Podcasts
Auto-Upload Sermons
Upload via FTP
Upload via Dropbox
Picasa
ABOUT US
The largest and most trusted library of audio sermons from conservative churches and ministries worldwide.

Our Services | Articles of Faith
Broadcast With Us
Advertising | Local Ads
CONTACT
info@sermonaudio.com
Support Us | Feedback Fridays | Stories