Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s defense of school prayer

Jan 16, 2013 | Posted by: Hedonist | Full story: www.examiner.com

Satanists in Florida are celebrating Governor Rick Scott’s support for a bill that would allow Satanic children to openly pray in public schools.

No doubt Governor Scott and other Christian supporters of the ill conceived bill are horrified at the thought of Satanists, or any other student members of a non-Christian religious group, leading prayers in public school. Apparently they forgot that this nation has many religions.

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“ecrasez l'infame”

Since: May 08

Atlanta, Georgia

#1 Jan 16, 2013
Ramen!

“Darwin died for your sins”

Since: Aug 08

Nunya

#2 Jan 16, 2013
I'm sure Rick doesn't mind them as long as they aren't, you know...ATHEISTS!
Amused

Spencer, MA

#3 Jan 17, 2013
It isn't illegal to pray in school. Individual students are free to pray silently at any time, or to pray aloud at any time when it does not disrupt instruction. Students are allowed to pray at recess, during bathroom breaks, at lunch, before school, while walking between classes.

It is illegal for schools to compel students to pray, or to have an official prayer time or otherwise endorse prayer. In that regard, satanist prayers, muslim prayers, hundy prayers, Ba'hai prayers, animist prayers, wiccan prayers, prayers to Odin, Ra, zeus, etc. are as objectionable as christian prayers.
Amused

Spencer, MA

#4 Jan 17, 2013
madscot wrote:
I'm sure Rick doesn't mind them as long as they aren't, you know...ATHEISTS!
Maybe we can claim that the "moment of silence" many schools adopted when mandatory prayer was banned is, in fact atheist prayer, since it is nothing addressed to no one.

“Reason's Greetings!”

Since: Feb 11

Pale Blue Dot

#5 Jan 17, 2013
"Under Florida's Senate Bill 98 Muslims, Buddhists, Satanists, Wiccans and even Pastafarians, those most honorable devotees of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, will be able to spread the “good news” of their favorite religious superstition in Florida public schools."

This should be filed under "Be careful what you ask for".

“Darwin died for your sins”

Since: Aug 08

Nunya

#6 Jan 17, 2013
Amused wrote:
<quoted text>
Maybe we can claim that the "moment of silence" many schools adopted when mandatory prayer was banned is, in fact atheist prayer, since it is nothing addressed to no one.
LOL

“Darwin died for your sins”

Since: Aug 08

Nunya

#7 Jan 17, 2013
MrDesoto1 wrote:
"Under Florida's Senate Bill 98 Muslims, Buddhists, Satanists, Wiccans and even Pastafarians, those most honorable devotees of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, will be able to spread the “good news” of their favorite religious superstition in Florida public schools."
This should be filed under "Be careful what you ask for".
I don't think it will take them very long to rescind that bad boy.

“Darwin died for your sins”

Since: Aug 08

Nunya

#8 Jan 17, 2013
LMAO!!!!

If Gov. Rick Scott is worried about slumping poll numbers, he might take comfort in knowing that his support is growing with at least one demographic.

Satanists “from all over Florida” will gather at the State Capitol on Jan. 25 at 1 p.m. to applaud Scott’s backing of SB 98, according to a news release by a group called The Satanic Temple.

Scott signed the bill in March that allows school districts to create policies allowing students to deliver “inspirational messages” at public events. The bill sparked controversy among groups like Americans United for Separation of Church and State, who said it was wrong to subject students to coercive prayer.
http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/the-buzz-florid...

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#9 Jan 19, 2013
Amused wrote:
It isn't illegal to pray in school. Individual students are free to pray silently at any time, or to pray aloud at any time when it does not disrupt instruction. Students are allowed to pray at recess, during bathroom breaks, at lunch, before school, while walking between classes.
It is illegal for schools to compel students to pray, or to have an official prayer time or otherwise endorse prayer. In that regard, satanist prayers, muslim prayers, hundy prayers, Ba'hai prayers, animist prayers, wiccan prayers, prayers to Odin, Ra, zeus, etc. are as objectionable as christian prayers.
Except when only christian prayers are allowed or performed.

Brilliant strategy.

It will show those christians what it's like to have to sit there and listen to a religion that offends them.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#10 Jan 21, 2013
I say we have them read from the Necronomicon, it's prayer, so meh.

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#11 Jan 22, 2013
MrDesoto1 wrote:
"Under Florida's Senate Bill 98 Muslims, Buddhists, Satanists, Wiccans and even Pastafarians, those most honorable devotees of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, will be able to spread the “good news” of their favorite religious superstition in Florida public schools."

This should be filed under "Be careful what you ask for".
These people aren't too bright:

"Louisiana Republican: When I Voted for State Funds to go to Religious Schools, I Didn’t Mean Muslim Ones"
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/...

Cartoons:

http://www.skeptictank.org/hs/prayer.jpg
http://www.memoryhole.net/kyle/archives/image...

“ecrasez l'infame”

Since: May 08

Atlanta, Georgia

#12 Jan 22, 2013
It aint necessarily so wrote:
<quoted text>
These people aren't too bright:
"Louisiana Republican: When I Voted for State Funds to go to Religious Schools, I Didn’t Mean Muslim Ones"
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/...
Cartoons:
http://www.skeptictank.org/hs/prayer.jpg
http://www.memoryhole.net/kyle/archives/image...
Mark Pryor:[Arkansas' Democratic Senator] "You don't have to pass an IQ test to be in the Senate."
Amused

Spencer, MA

#13 Jan 23, 2013
Hedonist wrote:
<quoted text>
Mark Pryor:[Arkansas' Democratic Senator] "You don't have to pass an IQ test to be in the Senate."
Sure you do. If you test positive for an IQ, you are disqualified. I suspect that causing even the slightest wiggle on an EEG would be a disqualification.

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