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Fw: Fwd: Tennessee Football.....This is not a joke

Sent: Thursday, August 12, 2010 11:32 AM
Subject: Fw: Fwd: Tennessee Football.....This is not a joke



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Subject: FW: Fwd: Tennessee Football.....This is not a joke
 

Tennessee Football Game ......this is not a joke



 I FIND IT INTERESTING THAT A HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL CAN SEE THE PROBLEM, BUT OUR SOCIETY CANNOT.   

 



Subject:   Tennessee Football
 
This is a statement that was read over the PA 
system at the football game at  Roane County High School , Kingston , Tennessee , by school Principal, Jody McLeod 

"It has always been the custom at Roane County High School football games, to say a prayer and play the National Anthem, to honor God and Country."

Due to a recent ruling by the Supreme Court, I am told that saying a Prayer is a violation of Federal Case Law. As I understand the law at this time, I can use this public facility to approve of sexual perversion and call it "an alternate life style," and if someone is offended, that's OK.

I can use it to condone sexual promiscuity, by dispensing condoms and calling it, "safe sex." If someone is offended, that's OK.

I can even use this public facility to present the merits of killing an unborn baby as a "viable! means of birth control." If someone is offended, no problem...

I can designate a school day as "Earth Day" and involve students in activities to worship religiously and praise the goddess "Mother Earth" and call it "ecology.."

I can use literature, videos and presentations in the classroom that depicts people with strong, traditional Christian convictions as "simple minded" and "ignorant" and call it "enlightenment.."

However, if anyone uses this facility to honor GOD and to ask HIM to Bless this event with safety and good sportsmanship, then Federal Case Law is violated.

This appears to be inconsistent at best, and at worst, diabolical. 
  
Apparently, we are to be tolerant of everything and anyone, except GOD and HIS Commandments.

Nevertheless , as a school principal, I frequently ask staff and students to abide by rules with which they do not necessarily agree. For me to do otherwise would be inconsistent at best, and at worst, hypocritical... I suffer from that affliction enough unintentionally. I certainly do not need to add an intentional transgression.

For this reason, I shall "Render unto Caesar that which is Caesar's," and refrain from praying at this time.

" However, if you feel inspired to honor, praise and thank GOD and ask HIM,in the name of JESUS, to Bless this event, please feel free to do so
.. As far as I know, that's not against the law----yet."

One by one, the people in the stands bowed their heads, held hands with one another and began to pray.

They prayed in the stands. They prayed in the team huddles. They prayed at the concession stand and they prayed in the Announcer's Box!

The only place they didn't pray was in the Supreme Court of the United States of America- the Seat of "Justice" in the "one nation, under GOD."

Somehow, Kingston , Tennessee Remembered what so many have forgotten. We are given the Freedom OF Religion, not the Freedom
 FROM ReligionPraise GOD that HIS remnant remains!

JESUS said, "If you are ashamed of ME before men, then I will be ashamed of you before MY FATHER.."  


If you are not ashamed, pass this on . 






I'm not one bit ashamed to pass this on, Are you?

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Not a joke? It's actually quite funny!

Few things make me laugh harder than self righteous Christians whining about being "persecuted" while missing the point entirely. The font was a bonus!

CharlieE said...

I would be ashamed to pass this on, as it dates from October of 2000.

http://www.snopes.com/politics/religion/mcloud.asp

Anoner said...

I've never been aware of any school - or other - Earth Day activities that involve "...worship religiously and praise the goddess 'Mother Earth'" while calling it "Ecology."

Let's all lie in the name of Jesus. Makes sense to me.

ferschitz said...

"I can use literature, videos and presentations in the classroom that depicts people with strong, traditional Christian convictions as 'simple minded' and 'ignorant'..."

If Xtians are going to send out ignorant, gibbering rants like this, then yes, Xtians are going to look "simple minded" and "ignorant." Just don't blame that perception on liberals because we aren't the ones sending out this ancient crock of crap. Rigties are doing a great job at making themselves look really stupid, intolerant and racist.

Anonymous said...

"I'm not one bit ashamed to pass this on, Are You?"

Maybe that's the root of the problem? Lack of shame for lying and deception might be a starting point. Clean up your act; speak more truthfully; stop using dumb fonts, and then send out emails that don't rely on lies and hypocrisy to get your point across.

Anonymous said...

This is true, according to the liberal Bible, Snopes. This guy had been principal at this school for 11 yaers. I'm sure he knows more about the situation in his school than a bunch of libs sitting in their cubicles munching granola. Why doon't you all do something good for the world instead of tearing down good Christian Americans?

Anonymous said...

Hmm.... A real troll? Or someone pretending to be a troll?

Calling snopes a "liberal bible": bit over the top. "Libs munching granola"? Borderline.

Anyone care to chime in on this?

Valeyard said...

If you're going to pretend to be an angry conservative, try using more caps-lock and fewer spelling errors.

But just in case you're for real...

Obviously, what everyone's objecting to is the usual litany of hyperbole. Please realize that when you bend the truth to make your point, you make yourself look bad, too.

Prayer in school is a thorny issue, and in a predominantly Christian country, it's unsurprising that people might disagree with the court rulings to date, so let's simply put this another way:

If America was a Muslim nation, and the principal led everyone in a traditional prayer every day to a God you don't believe in, would you still support it?

Hooray4US said...

I don't think anyone here is disputing that McLeod wrote this (in 2000 apparently), nor is anyone here disputing McLeod's right to his point of view.

Since I've finished my granola in my cubical (but having not consulted my "liberal bible snopes"), I can state that McLeod is entitled to his fevered and rather twisted view of the world. I don't happen to agree with it. And guess what: that's MY right.

And I'm rather tired of "good Christian Americans" exaggerating or lying because they don't always get *their way*. Believe it or not, this is not just "their" country, even though most rightwingers come here to tell us that.

And that's the "problem" that I have with McLeod's rather self-involved, disingenuous, complaining tirade.

CharlieE said...

"Why doon't you all do something good for the world instead of tearing down good Christian Americans?"

If we're going to pray at football games, do we pray to all gods, or just the god of "good Christian Americans"?

Zeno said...

A mathematical formula:

The limit of the intelligence of a statement approaches zero as the number of fonts approaches infinity.

gruaud said...

As has been noted...it's not Freedom FROM
Religion; I heartily agree. I'm an atheist
(surprised?) and you religious folk can pray
all that you like. Bothers me not a whit.

But it's also not Freedom to Practice
Christianity ONLY. This seems to be a huge
stumbling block for many of you.

Yeah, the rest of us are going to do things
that you are forbidden to do. A common
theme in all of mankind's religions is the
'forbidden'...the second most powerful
lever after death.

Worry about your own souls, first.

katz said...

As a good Christian American, I would like to state that I have never been torn down by anyone on this blog. So, troll, it's just you.

Bebe 99 said...

Guess what? They have a prayer before all of my kid's basketball games--Know Why? It's because he plays for the YMCA. A Christian organization. Everyone is welcome, but you play by their rules, and listen to their prayers. What a country! I'd like to encourage everyone who wants prayers before their kids games to sign them up with a Christian school or organization. THAT'S the answer.

ferschitz said...

Good idea, Bebe, and I support that. The YMCA's and the YWCA's do great work, but they are "truth in advertising" that they are Christian organizations. Good for them, and it's great that they have prayers before their games. Everyone knows what to expect. If you don't like that, don't join.

I have a Christian background, and I've never felt "torn down" by this or any other left-wing blog or leftwingers. If your faith is built on solid rock, then no one or no organization should have any capability to "tear you down." If Christians who read blogs like this feel "torn down" then perhaps they need to do some more work on *themselves,* rather than blaming someone else.

That's my most major complaint with charlatans and shysters like Glenn Beck. They encourage, endorse and enable Christians to feel like they're under attack constantly and to feel like infantalized victims. Read your Bible and ground your faith better, and you won't feel "torn down" every time someone has an opposing viewpoint.

Tootseye said...

Blah blah teen sex encouraged!! blah blah Muslims! blah blah no prayer unfair blah blah ecology very bad! blah Christians always under attack always! blah blah feel very attacked now! blah

lather rinse repeat

booga booga

Anonymous said...

... the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but to us who are saved it is the power of God. For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent. Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? has not God made foolish the wisdom of this world? - 1 Corinthians 1:18-20

Anonymous said...

Actually I must contradict you and suggest you read more then the bible when quoting American laws. Yes the forefathers of the United States of America put into law that we have the freedom of religion and from religion. as you do realize we fled England for the very right to worship (or not) the god and religion and denomination of our choice. If these words you publish are true the Principal should have lost his job.

Anonymous said...

Wow, this is so good. I have never seen this put this way. I knew that good things were being taken away and replaced with evil but not until I read this, did I fully understand. I am glad this principle stood up to this the best way he could.

And to answer Valeyard's question "If America was a Muslim nation, and the principal led everyone in a traditional prayer every day to a God you don't believe in, would you still support it?"

I am afraid I would. I have traveled to the middle east and while there I have respected the customs of that region. If such customs offended someone, one could, at the extreme point, live somewhere else, or attend a school that was more in line with your believes.

But to take away a schools culture and history, because someone MAY be offended is, at best, arrogant. Worst, just plain evil.

And if this was a Muslim nation, there would be no option of another school nor would they care if you were offended.

Anonymous said...

Wow, this is so good. I have never seen this put this way. I knew that good things were being taken away and replaced with evil but not until I read this, did I fully understand. I am glad this principle stood up to this the best way he could.

Your glad an educator and public employee delivered a public temper tantrum filled with ignorance?

If such customs offended someone, one could, at the extreme point, live somewhere else, or attend a school that was more in line with your believes.

Its a public school! You can't say "go find another school" when the school you're talking about is a publicly founded and funded entity there for the benefit of all citizens!

But to take away a schools culture and history, because someone MAY be offended is, at best, arrogant.

Again, public school. Public schools aren't allowed to endorse one sect over another.

And if this was a Muslim nation, there would be no option of another school nor would they care if you were offended.

Except many muslim nations have non-muslim schools and tolerate other faiths. As a boy the President lived for a few years in Indonesia, the largest muslim nation on earth. While there, he attended a western style Catholic school. So who's being ignorant now?

 
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