How do feel about this? Should religious people have the right to have everyone pray before sporting events (school or professional sports). Should the posting of religious symbols, versus or pictures on Government property be allowed?
Is it fair to place some one's right to religious expression over the rights of another to not have to be subjected to it? Are those who don't want to have dirty looks looks thrown at them for not bowing their heads in prayer before a High School graduation supposed to bare it, ignore and have their rights trampled on?
Answer by Anonymous at 10:28 AM on Dec. 30, 2009
Answer by truealaskanmom at 10:15 AM on Dec. 30, 2009
I'm not against people praying at a restaurant before they eat or anything like that. What I don't agree with is being made to sit uncomfortably with people glaring at me because I refuse to bow my head and pray before someone gets their diploma or my kids take the soccer field. I think it infringes on the rights of the many religious and non religious people in our Country. Christians love to say they wouldn't mind being forced to sit through a Muslim prayer at a public function or having a verse from the Qu'ran on Government property, but I don't think that's true. They go on and on about their rights but as soon as someone wants to display something from another faith, they protest and scream about their rights being trampled on. It's like a total double standard!
Answer by IhartU at 10:23 AM on Dec. 30, 2009
Answer by Mrs.Owen86 at 10:23 AM on Dec. 30, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 10:24 AM on Dec. 30, 2009
I think it says more about wanting attention than it does about wanting to pray.
I so agree with you anon.
Answer by IhartU at 10:30 AM on Dec. 30, 2009
Answer by CuteandCurvy at 10:39 AM on Dec. 30, 2009
First of all I think that christians have shoehorned their religion into so many places that it didn't belong that now we're seeing the pendulum swing far back in the other direction. Right, wrong or indifferent, I think this backlash against christianity is because they've bludgeoned people with their religion for so long with little use for anything that didn't fit into their little box of what religion should be. People are now wanting THEIR religious views respected and it's coming at a price for christians. Personally I don't think that religion should be at these events unless their willing to represent ALL religion which is unfeasible. Hell, most towns can't put up a freaking menorah at hanukkah without half the town flipping out over it or it being vandalized so I don't believe those that say "we'd tolerate other prayers too". My town went to war over a mosque coming to town. Embarrassing...
Answer by Anonymous at 10:42 AM on Dec. 30, 2009
Answer by meriana at 10:53 AM on Dec. 30, 2009
Answer by Allie428 at 10:54 AM on Dec. 30, 2009