Judge: Prayer ban OK

Judge: Prayer ban OK

There are 17 comments on the Pensacola News Journal story from May 8, 2009, titled Judge: Prayer ban OK. In it, Pensacola News Journal reports that:

A federal judge on Friday approved a consent decree that calls for Santa Rosa County School District officials to stop promoting their religious beliefs in schools.

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hal

Oviedo, FL

#1 Jul 7, 2009
I say Judge's prayer ban is NOT OK!!
Fabioso

Tallahassee, FL

#2 Jul 7, 2009
hal wrote:
I say Judge's prayer ban is NOT OK!!
What part of "consent decree" don't you understand?

The parties agreed to this result, the judge approved the settlement.

Since that is cleared up, what exactly is wrong with the result here?

“Hott sexy girl haha”

Since: Jul 09

Pace,Fl now Baltimore,Md

#3 Aug 3, 2009
I'm in agreement with this. While yes I do believe in god why promote it in the schools. That is what church services are for. I havn't been to the methodist church across the street from me since March something finally went yesterday with a friend of mine. I only go to hear what the pastor's sermon is for the day. Not to hear how one thing is wrong or whatever. Personally I think methodist churches have better sermons that that of the baptist. No offense intended but they don't seem to be shoving their beliefs down other people's throats.
Fabioso

Crawfordville, FL

#4 Aug 4, 2009
Which is why I'm a Methodist. ;)

Anyway, this isn't even a prayer ban. Honestly some of these people are just illiterate.

“Hott sexy girl haha”

Since: Jul 09

Pace,Fl now Baltimore,Md

#5 Aug 4, 2009
Exactly. People are ignorant which pisses me off when people think they know something about whatever and then end up sticking their foot in their mouth when they realize they know nothing. Anyway yea I don't got anything against people having optional bible classes in school or whatever. But don't take it further than that. Don't be promoting it further than that.
catlover

Iowa City, IA

#6 Aug 4, 2009
WHAT IS WRONG WITH EVERYONE? Blessing food or saying a prayer to keep the players safe. Half the people dont listen anyway. What does it hurt if you dont like it dont listen. Two men might loose their jobs and they are good at what they do over 2 people. There are over 2000 kids at that school and we have to stop something because 2 people are against it. Is that what they call democracy? WELL GUESS WHAT: WHAT ABOUT MY BELIEFS AND PRINCIPLES THEY DONT COUNT ANYMORE DO THEY UNLESS I SUE.

“Hott sexy girl haha”

Since: Jul 09

Pace,Fl now Baltimore,Md

#7 Aug 4, 2009
Whatever catlover. Silent prayer is one thing so is blessing food. I'm all for blessing of food. But I don't like it when anyone imposes their beliefs onto others. I got mine I'll tell you mine and if you don't like it oh well atleast you know where I stand. I don't know if beliefs were imposed or not. I havn't been in Pace Florida since March 5th 2008 at around 7:30 or 8:00 a.m.. Yes I remember the time and day of wich I left. Personally the area is too closed-minded for my liking.Anyway again blessing food is one thing. So is silent prayer but don't be imposing your beliefs onto others. My leliefs with god are this: There is a god and a heaven. But to me satan does exiest but hell does not as that's a negative side to religion. And I'm not one to believe in something that involves a negative. Personally we all go to heaven, but where we are placed is based on how we live our lives in our life that we were given. Now all you people know where this ex-pace high school patriot hermaphrodite stands with god. If you all don't agree(wich I don't expect you to) then that's fine with me but don't impose what you believe on me we can just agree to disagree.

Lexie

“Hott sexy girl haha”

Since: Jul 09

Pace,Fl now Baltimore,Md

#8 Aug 4, 2009
Also jst because my style now is goth, and I listen to goth music such as H.I.M. The 69 Eyes and Sisters of Mercy does not mean I'm an athiest or a satanist it just means I've chosen a style and music choice that best suits me. Just thought I'd add that in there
catlover

Iowa City, IA

#9 Aug 4, 2009
Well excuse me for having an opinion other than yours. That does not make mine or yours right everyone should and has the right to choose unless you let judges tell you what you can and cannot do by their interpertation of the laws. Let the majority vote and make the choice the judges and district attorneys just what their name in the paper.
catlover

Iowa City, IA

#10 Aug 4, 2009
Lexie just because you are goth would not mean anything to me that is your choice not anyone elses. There is nothing wrong with self expression but dont say I am wrong because I am not goth.

“Hott sexy girl haha”

Since: Jul 09

Pace,Fl now Baltimore,Md

#11 Aug 4, 2009
I never said any of that you idiot. All I said was where I stood and also said if you don't agree fine with me don't impose anything on me. God can you not read a damn thing? Right now I got my own drama going on at home so if you don't want my bitchyness to come out on here i suggest you learn to read.
catlover

Iowa City, IA

#12 Aug 4, 2009
Well hello Lexie guess what they are in trouble for just that blessing of food saying prayer before an athletic event. and why do you want to call me an idiot I did not call you any names just posted my opinion sorry things at home are bad

“Hott sexy girl haha”

Since: Jul 09

Pace,Fl now Baltimore,Md

#13 Aug 4, 2009
Right you put words into my mouth and actions into my body. You obviously can't read a damn word I say in reguards to my opinions and how I feel about others not only saying theirs but imposing it down my throat. Now we can agree to disagree on this and drop it and let there be peace.
catlover

Iowa City, IA

#14 Aug 4, 2009
Well I guess you said it all Lexie have a good life bye

“Hott sexy girl haha”

Since: Jul 09

Pace,Fl now Baltimore,Md

#15 Aug 4, 2009
Whatever that whole statement about saying it all is suppose to mean. Have a nice life your own self too.
Fabioso

Tallahassee, FL

#16 Aug 5, 2009
catlover wrote:
WHAT IS WRONG WITH EVERYONE? Blessing food or saying a prayer to keep the players safe. Half the people dont listen anyway. What does it hurt if you dont like it dont listen. Two men might loose their jobs and they are good at what they do over 2 people. There are over 2000 kids at that school and we have to stop something because 2 people are against it. Is that what they call democracy? WELL GUESS WHAT: WHAT ABOUT MY BELIEFS AND PRINCIPLES THEY DONT COUNT ANYMORE DO THEY UNLESS I SUE.
What is wrong with YOU? You have utterly missed the point. Those two men broke the law, in fact the highest law of the land. It IS what they call democracy, you are the one that doesn't "get it."

Anyone can pray whenever they like, anywhere. But government officials, including school officials, cannot ENDORSE religion in public schools.

It has NOTHING to do with their beliefs and EVERYTHING to do with them using the organs of the state to endorse their religion on OTHER PEOPLE'S KIDS.

Would you be OK if they were Muslims, endorsing Islam in a public school? Think about it. Use your head. The prohibition is there to PROTECT religious freedom.
Fabioso

Tallahassee, FL

#17 Aug 5, 2009
catlover wrote:
Well excuse me for having an opinion other than yours. That does not make mine or yours right everyone should and has the right to choose unless you let judges tell you what you can and cannot do by their interpertation of the laws. Let the majority vote and make the choice the judges and district attorneys just what their name in the paper.
Your "opinion" is wrong in law and in fact.

You are also wrong about majority opinion. Constitutional rights are rights guaranteed AGAINST the whim of the majority, or they wouldn't be rights at all.

Did you just totally miss Civics class or what?

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