In yet another blitheringly idiotic attempt to squash the First Amendment’s protections for the free exercise of religion, the Bremerteron School District told a coach he was not allowed to pray…
…AFTER THE END OF THE GAME.
Thankfully, a good, savvy lawyer had the presence of mind to note, “It is a violation of the First Amendment, and other federal laws, to prohibit Coach Joe from going out on the field and praying after the end of the game.”
We need to take our country back from ignorant people like Ken Aulgur who said, “It’s a downer to my daughter who’s one of the cheerleaders here, ’cause its not about the fun of Homecoming and the dance and everything else.”
Gee, Aulgur, THINK. Your daughter wouldn’t HAVE a Homecoming dance “and everything else” if it weren’t for the prayer of righteous men and women who fought and died to establish and preserve your freedoms. Prayer has been a VITAL component of the religious faith upon which this country was founded and maintained. It’s at the base of all its freedoms, which YOU and your daughter enjoy to this very day. Yet you ignorantly sit there and say, “It’s a downer.”
Really, Aulgur? Here’s a thought: YOU’RE a downer, literally, when you attempt to bring down the freedoms that make our country great.
Would you rather live in a faithless society where social strata, caste systems, and slavery is the norm? Not I. Where the right to a free trial is a myth, and the government can bust down your doors any time it wants? Not I. How much more of a downer would that be for you?
No thank you, Aulgur! You’re one of the same class of sheep Hitler lead to the slaughter in Germany, the ones who went willingly. NO WAY I’m going to sympathize with your brain-dead position that praying after the game is “going to the extreme.”
YOU’RE the extreme – blight, that is, on American principles and values.
This veteran will keep my FAITH, and I will continue to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same.” I will continue to back our First Amendment and the rest of the Bill of Rights. They didn’t give us our freedoms. God did that, which is one of the reasons WHY we pray, for Thanksgiving, not only for our freedoms, but for the fact that none of the boys were injured during the game.
The First Amendment does, however, protect our freedoms, including the free exercise of Joe’s religion right alongside your freedom of speech. If you want to disparage Joe’s freedom to exercise his religion, I strongly suggest you start by giving up your own freedoms and SHUT THE HELL UP. If you believe that’s not fair, well, you’re right. It would not be fair. Neither is it fair for you to keep blabbering your mouth on CNN while disparaging Coach Joe his own right to freely practice his religion as protected in the same amendment that protects your freedom of speech.