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New Pledge of Allegiance Kid received an A for. What are your thoughts

Now I sit me down in school
Where praying is against the rule
For this great nation under God
Finds mention of Him very odd.

If scripture now the class recites,
It violates the Bill of Rights.
And anytime my head I bow
Becomes a Federal matter now.

Our hair can be purple, orange or green,
That's no offense; it's a freedom scene..
The law is specific, the law is precise.
Prayers spoken aloud are a serious vice.

For praying in a public hall
Might offend someone with no faith at all..
In silence alone we must meditate,
God's name is prohibited by the state.

We're allowed to cuss and dress like freaks,
And pierce our noses, tongues and cheeks...
They've outlawed guns, but FIRST the Bible.
To quote the Good Book makes me liable.
We can elect a pregnant Senior Queen,
And the 'unwed daddy,' our Senior King.
It's 'inappropriate' to teach right from wrong,
We're taught that such 'judgments' do not belong..

We can get our condoms and birth controls,
Study witchcraft, vampires and totem poles..
But the Ten Commandments are not allowed,
No word of God must reach this crowd.

It's scary here I must confess,
When chaos reigns the school's a mess.
So, Lord, this silent plea I make:
Should I be shot; My soul please take!
Amen

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35yoamom

Asked by 35yoamom at 8:57 PM on Mar. 17, 2011 in Religion & Beliefs

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Answers (44)
  • eye rolling

    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 8:58 PM on Mar. 17, 2011

  • Should he have received an A or are you rolling your eyes because you dont like it?
    35yoamom

    Comment by 35yoamom (original poster) at 8:59 PM on Mar. 17, 2011

  • don't like it
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 9:00 PM on Mar. 17, 2011

  • Oh... sorry..
    35yoamom

    Comment by 35yoamom (original poster) at 9:01 PM on Mar. 17, 2011

  • Bad urban legend and offensive on multiple levels. Glad it's not my name associated with spreading it around.
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 9:02 PM on Mar. 17, 2011

  • Are you under the impression that should prayer exist in school,nothing bad will happen? kids can pray,its just not REQUIRED anymore
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 9:02 PM on Mar. 17, 2011

  • This has actually been around for a few years.

    layh41407

    Answer by layh41407 at 9:06 PM on Mar. 17, 2011

  • I'm sorry, but I don't like it either. I think the First Amendment and the idea of 'separation of church and state' are quite important. We need to stand up for it to protect everyone's rights--not just the majority or certain religions.

    I also agree that this is an urban legend. If I'm not mistaken, I think there may have been one principal who read this (or a similar version) over the intercom a several years ago, and got in trouble for it and angered a lot of parents.
    pam19

    Answer by pam19 at 9:15 PM on Mar. 17, 2011

  • i remember reading this a while back...but either way why would the kid not get an A (if a kid even wrote it)? if the assignment was to write a poem then he did a good job...even if the content is over the top and melodramatic. like the pregnant queen part...so the most popular girl at the school also happened to be pregnant, its not like she was voted queen b/c she got pregnant. and i heard prayers said out-loud at my high school...it just happened to be a group of students who prayed at the flag pole everyday before school...and no one got in trouble. and i never once studied witches or vampires as part of a class...totem poles us but it was Alaskan history, not anything religious.

    eye roll very much deserved!
    okmanders

    Answer by okmanders at 9:17 PM on Mar. 17, 2011

  • I don't know the origin of this, but I agree with it wholeheartedly. It totally describes the reasons our country is in such a pitiful condition. & BTW... the idea of separation of church & state was to keep the government out of religion, not religion out of the government.
    ghostwriter777

    Answer by ghostwriter777 at 9:22 PM on Mar. 17, 2011

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