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Judge Rules Against Prayer Banner In Rhode Island High School

There are 13 comments on the Switched story from Jan 14, 2012, titled Judge Rules Against Prayer Banner In Rhode Island High School. In it, Switched reports that:

A federal judge ruled Wednesday in favor of a teenage atheist who sought the removal of a prayer banner from her Rhode Island high school.

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Since: Sep 10

Earth

#1 Jan 15, 2012
Carefully note the title:

>>> "Judge Rules Against Prayer Banner
>>> In Rhode Island High School"

The religitards will only notice the first four words:

>>> "Judge Rules Against Prayer"

In their ignorant minds, not being able to assault and insult people with religion will somehow "prevent" them from having religion. They know it's a lie, but it's easier to pretend to be a victim than it is to admit the facts.

Preventing oppression BY religion is not oppression OF religion.

.
wat

Coatesville, PA

#2 Jan 15, 2012
America has and always will be a secular state.
Amused

Arlington Heights, MA

#3 Jan 15, 2012
You should read the judge's decision, which is available through the Providence Journal website. What is truly amazing is the rabid nature of the opposition to removing the banner, and the hatred directed against the young woman who filed the suit. The comments in the ProJo themselves are truly appalling. Those on this forum who declare religion on the decline or predict its demise in the foreseeable future would to well to consider the virulent, unreasoning nature of the hard core adherents on display here. Clearly these 'christians' demonstrate absolutely no awareness of the tenets of their own religion, but that's no surprise to anyone who has read this forum for more than a few minutes.
redneck

Glendale, OR

#4 Jan 15, 2012
Anyone who claims that their religion is true should be forced to practice it.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#5 Jan 15, 2012
P_Smith wrote:
Carefully note the title:

>>> "Judge Rules Against Prayer Banner
>>> In Rhode Island High School"

The religitards will only notice the first four words:

>>> "Judge Rules Against Prayer"

In their ignorant minds, not being able to assault and insult people with religion will somehow "prevent" them from having religion. They know it's a lie, but it's easier to pretend to be a victim than it is to admit the facts.

Preventing oppression BY religion is not oppression OF religion.
I saw that-- a victory for the separation clause for sure.

The district is not planning on an appeal-- which is another victory for education (no more wasted money on frivolous religious BS)

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#6 Jan 15, 2012
Amused wrote:
You should read the judge's decision, which is available through the Providence Journal website. What is truly amazing is the rabid nature of the opposition to removing the banner, and the hatred directed against the young woman who filed the suit. The comments in the ProJo themselves are truly appalling. Those on this forum who declare religion on the decline or predict its demise in the foreseeable future would to well to consider the virulent, unreasoning nature of the hard core adherents on display here. Clearly these 'christians' demonstrate absolutely no awareness of the tenets of their own religion, but that's no surprise to anyone who has read this forum for more than a few minutes.
The anonymity of the intertubes exposes the >>>real<< feelings of these Genuine Christians once again...
Amused

Arlington Heights, MA

#7 Jan 15, 2012
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
<quoted text>
The anonymity of the intertubes exposes the >>>real<< feelings of these Genuine Christians once again...
Many of the comments were posted by people whose usernames were first initial, last name, so these are hard core bigots who don't care that they are exposing themselves as such. Not sure which is worse: the existence of a large number of cowardly bigots who would not have the stones to put their names to their poisonous thoughts, or the existence of a coven of bigots who are so confident that the bigotry they spout is the generally accepted community position that they do not hesitate to proclaim their hate publicly.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#8 Jan 15, 2012
Amused wrote:
<quoted text>
Many of the comments were posted by people whose usernames were first initial, last name, so these are hard core bigots who don't care that they are exposing themselves as such. Not sure which is worse: the existence of a large number of cowardly bigots who would not have the stones to put their names to their poisonous thoughts, or the existence of a coven of bigots who are so confident that the bigotry they spout is the generally accepted community position that they do not hesitate to proclaim their hate publicly.
Well, to be sure, it helps to remember how incredibly stupid these people are.

They actually think that anything they post on the intertubes, is some how magically protected from prosecution.

It's not.

There was a case a little while ago, wherein murder charges were successfully brought against a group of haters who had bullied another into suicide.

Their internet comments were used to convict.

But most of the Great Unwashed (true believers) are under the false impression they can post their hate with impunity.

But it is revealing to witness the depths of their depravity like that.

I most blame False News for such attitudes myself...

... it's literally an engine to create hate.
McSkeptic

Chesapeake, VA

#9 Jan 16, 2012
redneck wrote:
Anyone who claims that their religion is true should be forced to practice it.
Absolutely effin' brilliant quote! Original? Googled it and nothing. You ain't no redneck, redneck, that's fer sure.

Since: Sep 10

Earth

#10 Jan 16, 2012
redneck wrote:
Anyone who claims that their religion is true should be forced to practice it.
If they wanted to obey their own religion, they could do it without talking about it publicly. That's not what they want.

They want everyone else to obey it, while they themselves are exempt.

.

“ecrasez l'infame”

Since: May 08

Atlanta, Georgia

#11 Jan 16, 2012
Did you look at the straw polls on the Providence Journal's web site.

POLL: Did Judge Lagueux get it right in ordering the Cranston West prayer banner be removed?

Overwhelming response is that he got it RIGHT.

POLL: Do you think R.I. needs more or less separation between church and state?

Overwhelming response is for MORE separation.

A lot of closet atheists up there?
redneck

Glendale, OR

#12 Jan 16, 2012
McSkeptic wrote:
<quoted text>
Absolutely effin' brilliant quote! Original? Googled it and nothing. You ain't no redneck, redneck, that's fer sure.
It was my own thought. Maybe it will go down as by Anon.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#13 Jan 16, 2012
Hedonist wrote:
Did you look at the straw polls on the Providence Journal's web site.
POLL: Did Judge Lagueux get it right in ordering the Cranston West prayer banner be removed?
Overwhelming response is that he got it RIGHT.
POLL: Do you think R.I. needs more or less separation between church and state?
Overwhelming response is for MORE separation.
A lot of closet atheists up there?
I wouldn't get too excited... that poll was mentioned in Pharyngula, and that blog has quite a large following, many of whom are clever enough to know how to stuff the poll and vote multiple times.

That's the problem with internet "polls"... it's too easy to bust.

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