Grade School Graduation Canceled After Anonymous Complaint About...

May 9, 2013 Full story: TheBlaze.com 101

The Riverside School District in Lake City, Arkansas, has canceled its 6th-grade graduation ceremony after a parent protested over the inclusion of Christian prayer in the festivities.

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Guest

Mountain Home, AR

#41 May 10, 2013
Cujo wrote:
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YA, bully the sh*t out of her. Are you serious? Someone stands up for their rights, with the constitution on her side, and you want to basically lynch her. You're a class act.
Wrong!!! They are Christian !!!
Wow

Oklahoma City, OK

#42 May 10, 2013
First let me say that I am a Christain of the Baptist Faith. I believe Jesus died on the Cross and that he arose again. Do you think if he was here he'd be raising all this fuss. My bible says, as I understand it, that he was a peacefully person and I don't remember him forcing his teachings on anyone.

People first coming to this country in mass were mostly coming here to escape religious persecution. There was such a diversity of people that our founding fathers wisely wrote into our constitution the previously mentioned clause about the SEPERATION OF CHURCH AND STATE. That way, no matter what a persons believes he 'shouldn't be persecuted for it. You know, free country and all. So y'all stop it just for a minute and us Christians think about what Jesus would do.

Me, I'm thinking he'd quietly gather up his believers, step out into a garden somewhere, say a prayer, and then lead everybody back onto school grounds to commence with the graduation.

I know I'd follow him.

Charles
Dennis

Oklahoma City, OK

#43 May 10, 2013
Wow wrote:
First let me say that I am a Christain of the Baptist Faith. I believe Jesus died on the Cross and that he arose again. Do you think if he was here he'd be raising all this fuss. My bible says, as I understand it, that he was a peacefully person and I don't remember him forcing his teachings on anyone.
People first coming to this country in mass were mostly coming here to escape religious persecution. There was such a diversity of people that our founding fathers wisely wrote into our constitution the previously mentioned clause about the SEPERATION OF CHURCH AND STATE. That way, no matter what a persons believes he 'shouldn't be persecuted for it. You know, free country and all. So y'all stop it just for a minute and us Christians think about what Jesus would do.
Me, I'm thinking he'd quietly gather up his believers, step out into a garden somewhere, say a prayer, and then lead everybody back onto school grounds to commence with the graduation.
I know I'd follow him.
Charles
This is the first thing worthy of an Amen out of all this arguing.
Strel

Tallahassee, FL

#44 May 10, 2013
Wow wrote:
First let me say that I am a Christain of the Baptist Faith. I believe Jesus died on the Cross and that he arose again. Do you think if he was here he'd be raising all this fuss. My bible says, as I understand it, that he was a peacefully person and I don't remember him forcing his teachings on anyone.
People first coming to this country in mass were mostly coming here to escape religious persecution. There was such a diversity of people that our founding fathers wisely wrote into our constitution the previously mentioned clause about the SEPERATION OF CHURCH AND STATE. That way, no matter what a persons believes he 'shouldn't be persecuted for it. You know, free country and all. So y'all stop it just for a minute and us Christians think about what Jesus would do.
Me, I'm thinking he'd quietly gather up his believers, step out into a garden somewhere, say a prayer, and then lead everybody back onto school grounds to commence with the graduation.
I know I'd follow him.
Charles
Amen, and proof that some Christians really do get it.

There are far too few of you these days, Charles.
Cujo

Regina, Canada

#45 May 10, 2013
Wow wrote:
First let me say that I am a Christain of the Baptist Faith. I believe Jesus died on the Cross and that he arose again. Do you think if he was here he'd be raising all this fuss. My bible says, as I understand it, that he was a peacefully person and I don't remember him forcing his teachings on anyone.
People first coming to this country in mass were mostly coming here to escape religious persecution. There was such a diversity of people that our founding fathers wisely wrote into our constitution the previously mentioned clause about the SEPERATION OF CHURCH AND STATE. That way, no matter what a persons believes he 'shouldn't be persecuted for it. You know, free country and all. So y'all stop it just for a minute and us Christians think about what Jesus would do.
Me, I'm thinking he'd quietly gather up his believers, step out into a garden somewhere, say a prayer, and then lead everybody back onto school grounds to commence with the graduation.
I know I'd follow him.
Charles
YAY, a Christian who get's it. I know many Christians do get itm, but I am happy you took the time to pipe up, and let your Christian brothers know what the issue is.

Kudos!
Donald

Blytheville, AR

#46 May 10, 2013
You all can argue back and fourth all you want to but the fact is we each have our own belifs and our own opiions and we are no going to change those just because someone says we should. The one fact we can't change is the Almighty school board has spoken, There will be NO 6th grade graduation at Riverside this year. Why? Honestly it has nothing to do with the prayer that was just an opening she needed to start up again with her drama. She got exactly what she wanted, so I for one hope she is happy because as the saying goes she may have won this battle but she will never win the war!!! TH---TH---Thats all folks
Guest

Mountain Home, AR

#47 May 10, 2013
Looks like she won to me!!!
LOL

Wharton, TX

#48 May 10, 2013
Strel wrote:
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Yes it does, that is half of the story.
You seem completely unaware of the other half.
If atheism is a religion, then bald is a hair color.
You can sit back, stand up, do a backflip, whatever - the law is the law.
The law is the law. State (public school) sponsored prayer is unconstitutional.
LOOK IT UP.
Hate to tell you this but I don't think you're getting through to anyone. Good effort though.
Strel

Tallahassee, FL

#49 May 11, 2013
LOL wrote:
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Hate to tell you this but I don't think you're getting through to anyone. Good effort though.
They know we are right.

They just don't want to admit it.
Wow

Oklahoma City, OK

#50 May 11, 2013
Some battles can best be won not by fighting but by becoming educated to the true facts and then by setting examples in the hopes of leading others......that is unless its the OTHER PERSON, you want to set the example!!!
Charles
Prayers

United States

#51 May 12, 2013
I think that they should be able to pray! I don't. Care what she thinks I believe in god and I always will. She can't take that privledge away from those children! My school also has that policy because of different beliefs, but that doesn't mean they can't Stand up for what they believe in! I know the child and her parent, and this will make people bully her now! I can't understand that school. It's so stupid that they can't pray! That's all in saying, bye!
Guest

Mountain Home, AR

#52 May 12, 2013
Sounds about right. These so called Christians don't get their way and they then bully or become violent!!
Sounds so Christian to me. Huh!!!
Guest

Mountain Home, AR

#53 May 12, 2013
Donald wrote:
You all can argue back and fourth all you want to but the fact is we each have our own belifs and our own opiions and we are no going to change those just because someone says we should. The one fact we can't change is the Almighty school board has spoken, There will be NO 6th grade graduation at Riverside this year. Why? Honestly it has nothing to do with the prayer that was just an opening she needed to start up again with her drama. She got exactly what she wanted, so I for one hope she is happy because as the saying goes she may have won this battle but she will never win the war!!! TH---TH---Thats all folks
What a school board you have. To cancel graduation!!! Rather than follow the law!!!
Parents cannot have a graduation at a church and be legal either!!!!!!
You lose!!!!!
Strel

Tallahassee, FL

#54 May 13, 2013
Parents can have a graduation anywhere they like if it is not sponsored by the school.
Strel

Tallahassee, FL

#55 May 13, 2013
My great grandmother had a word for people like this school board.

The word was "pissant."
Honestly

Blytheville, AR

#56 May 13, 2013
In all I think the school and both towns are tired of dealing with her past 3 years of drama. I don't think she really had a problem with prayer considering she didn't 3 years ago when her oldest graduated. It all boils down to that her daughter is attending the New jr and high school this year that she has fought so hard against! Why wouldn't she try to give it another whirl but see this time is different people are fighting back and she is trying to cry wolf now! move on girl nobody wants to deal with your childish acts nobody forced you to pray and we didnt even care that you showed up with your lawyer, and even let yall video the ceremony. But since your a Buddist when you sit there and mediate aren't you basically doing what Christians do (pray)? Buddist are peaceful people so I would find me a different religion if I was you or the Munk might find it disrespectful of you then you might bad trouble on your tail then.
Guest

United States

#57 May 13, 2013
Strel wrote:
Parents can have a graduation anywhere they like if it is not sponsored by the school.
If it is a graduation of the riverside 6 th grade it doesn't matter WHERE it is held. It IS a school function!!!!
You really are trying to lie and deceive people.
So Christian of you hypocrits!!!!!
Cujo

Regina, Canada

#58 May 13, 2013
Honestly wrote:
In all I think the school and both towns are tired of dealing with her past 3 years of drama. I don't think she really had a problem with prayer considering she didn't 3 years ago when her oldest graduated. It all boils down to that her daughter is attending the New jr and high school this year that she has fought so hard against! Why wouldn't she try to give it another whirl but see this time is different people are fighting back and she is trying to cry wolf now! move on girl nobody wants to deal with your childish acts nobody forced you to pray and we didnt even care that you showed up with your lawyer, and even let yall video the ceremony. But since your a Buddist when you sit there and mediate aren't you basically doing what Christians do (pray)? Buddist are peaceful people so I would find me a different religion if I was you or the Munk might find it disrespectful of you then you might bad trouble on your tail then.
Why are you so pissed that people fight to uphold the constitution? All you haters would be fighting the same fight she is, if someone wanted a school sponsored prayer to Allah.

As far as her doing her "meditation/prayer". You all can do that, at the graduation. You don't get to have someone go up and pray aloud to an entire audience. Why is that so hard to understand.
schoolchoice

Carmel, IN

#59 May 13, 2013
Cujo wrote:
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Umm, the people who are vilifying this woman and her family are the ones who should not have children. Their ignorance to the simple fact, that state sponsored prayer is unconstitutional, is astonishing. Do you, and these other Christians teach your children to blame the police and praise the law breakers?
You should be teaching your children that the school district is in the wrong, and this woman had every right to do what she did.
This isn't just a matter of a disagreement, this is constitutional law.
Ignorance is involved but it has to do with the morons who think kids don't have a right to pray at their graduation.

The best way to deal with all these whiney ass parents is to have them PAY and leave the govt. out.
Strel

Tallahassee, FL

#60 May 13, 2013
Guest wrote:
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If it is a graduation of the riverside 6 th grade it doesn't matter WHERE it is held. It IS a school function!!!!
You really are trying to lie and deceive people.
So Christian of you hypocrits!!!!!
If the school is not involved, thay can call it whatever they like.

I also don't recall telling you or anyone else what religion I am.

I'm sorry that you don't actually know the law here, but your ignorance is the problem. I'm just telling you how it is.

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