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Now it's ok to pray in school.

It's not a question. oooOPPS!
It's never not been an issue. We've listened to sugar coated talk.
Simple.
Read.
Go ahead, and look, it's not an ammendment, or a right that was taken out, the ammendments are true that ...we are free to have a practice of faith in a public place. It's not against any laws. Never was. Just read.

Type in freedom of speech, and rights to have a public religious faith.

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coffeeyum

Asked by coffeeyum at 11:23 PM on Nov. 4, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • The schools are run by the government and that violates the first amendment: seperation of church and state.
    SophiaofLight

    Answer by SophiaofLight at 11:28 PM on Nov. 4, 2010

  • The first ammendment does not separate church and state. Read it again. Very slowly.

    here is the court decision for a certain school that has an ok. for religious expression in school.

    http://www.law.emory.edu/11circuit, July 99/ 97-6898.man.html
    coffeeyum

    Comment by coffeeyum (original poster) at 11:31 PM on Nov. 4, 2010

  • that is repulsive if true!!!
    truthteller0722

    Answer by truthteller0722 at 11:35 PM on Nov. 4, 2010

  • It is the establishment clause: the state cannot establish a religion. Because the schools are owned and run by the govt they cannot establish a religion to be taught in schools.
    SophiaofLight

    Answer by SophiaofLight at 11:37 PM on Nov. 4, 2010

  • WTF? it was never illegal, what's illegal is using compulsory schooling for religious indoctrination.
    autodidact

    Answer by autodidact at 11:38 PM on Nov. 4, 2010

  • you said "It's now . . ." and linked a legal decision from 99. did it take that long to go into effect?
    autodidact

    Answer by autodidact at 11:39 PM on Nov. 4, 2010

  • That is an Alabama federal court decision, not a Supreme Court decision
    SophiaofLight

    Answer by SophiaofLight at 11:40 PM on Nov. 4, 2010

  • Yes the first ammendment may not actually use the word "seperation" that came later from a letter President Jefferson wrote to a Baptist church.

    Also the courts ruling is not about teacher led school mandated prayer. It says if you have a group of students that want to make a Christian club, then while they are in there christian club (even if held on school grounds) that they may pray as they choose. Its not teacher/adult led or mandated that everyone do it. Just as a muslim club, a jewish club or a pagan club could all do the same thing!!! WOW EQUAL RIGHTS, who would of thought??
    ladysylpher

    Answer by ladysylpher at 11:41 PM on Nov. 4, 2010

  • If you (your kids) wanna pray at school go ahead. You can pray at any time you like. The schools don't have to give you time to do so or have certain time for religion. That isn't what they are there for. No one is stopping anyone from praying silently at anytime they wish. I am a Christian and all this prayer in school crap gets on my nerves. What do you want? A prayer period? You need the world and everyone around to know your praying?? That's not prayer, that's a show.
    MissAlisabeth

    Answer by MissAlisabeth at 11:42 PM on Nov. 4, 2010

  • No i just said now, as a way of figure of speech, being that some of the population still lives in this stigmatized fear of the state and big words or just don't slow down to read the first sentence. If the majority of or even a small part of us (population) would just '"read"" the first sentence of the 1st amendment, they would see, that it's not in our freedom of speech to have the state of fed. take away our religious speech. be practiced.

    Only having 1 religion isn't granted to be made law. it's a speech amendment clause. To express your views or beliefs on it in school is ok. To limit that speech to the whole school and have it law it is not amended.
    coffeeyum

    Comment by coffeeyum (original poster) at 11:45 PM on Nov. 4, 2010

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