A statement that was read at a Tennessee football game
This is a statement that was read over the PA system at the football game at Roane County High School, Kingston, Tennessee, by school Principal, Jody McLeod.
"It has always been the custom at Roane County High School football games, to say a prayer and play the National Anthem, to honor God and Country."
Due to a recent ruling by the Supreme Court, I am told that saying a Prayer is a violation of Federal Case Law.
As I understand the law at this time, I can use this public facility to approve of sexual perversion and call it "an alternate lifestyle," and if someone is offended, that's OK.**
I can use it to condone sexual promiscuity, by dispensing condoms and calling it, "safe sex." If someone is offended, that's OK.
I can even use this public facility to present the merits of killing an unborn baby as a "viable means of birth control." If someone is offended, no problem...
I can designate a school day as "Earth Day" and involve students in activities to worship religiously and praise the goddess "Mother Earth" and call it "ecology."
I can use literature, videos and presentations in the classroom that depicts people with strong, traditional Christian convictions as "simple minded" and "ignorant" and call it "enlightenment."
However, if anyone uses this facility to honor GOD and to ask HIM to Bless this event with safety and good sportsmanship, then Federal Case Law is violated.
This appears to be inconsistent at best, and at worst, diabolical Apparently, we are to be tolerant of everything and anyone, except GOD and HIS Commandments.
Nevertheless, as a school principal, I frequently ask staff and students to abide by rules with which they do not necessarily agree. For me to do otherwise would be inconsistent at best, and at worst, hypocritical... I suffer from that affliction enough unintentionally. I certainly do not need to add an intentional transgression.
For this reason, I shall "Render unto Caesar that which is Caesar's," and refrain from praying at this time.
"However, if you feel inspired to honor, praise and thank GOD and ask HIM, in the name of JESUS, to Bless this event, please feel free to do so. As far as I know, that's not against the law----yet."
One by one, the people in the stands bowed their heads, held hands with one another and began to pray.
They prayed in the stands. They prayed in the team huddles. They prayed at the concession stand and they prayed in the Announcer's Box!
The only place they didn't pray was in the Supreme Court of the United States of America - the Seat of "Justice" in the "one nation, under GOD."
Somehow, Kingston, Tennessee remembered what so many have forgotten. We are given the Freedom OF Religion, not the Freedom FROM Religion. Praise GOD that HIS remnant remains!
JESUS said, "If you are ashamed of ME before men, then I will be ashamed of you before MY FATHER."
**MY COMMENTS: This is probably talking about Homosexuality. The Bible calls homosexuals sodomites. You See, I do see something wrong with that type of lifestyle.
By God's grace I will not deny Him.
It sickens me how everybody complains about how bad things are. Everybody killing whoever, yes, it's sad, but no one wants to take any responsibility for it. People say those killers had a bad childhood so it's ok. The families will get over it. For example look at Senator Foley. He supposedly was molested as a child, so he does the same thing as an adult. So he supposedly is going to rehab. It's called SIN folks. Nobody wants to hear that, though. You say he was born that way. That's partially true, we were all born sinners. Even me, I'm a sinner.
Take that man who killed children in the Amish country. He was supposedly molested as a child. He goes to kill some innocent children and then kills himself. Horrible. The people I feel sorry for are those families without the children. That's supposed to be the greatest pain of all, children dying before their parents. It's supposed to be the other way around. SIN has caused that to happen. It's inside everyone of us. This is a sin sick world we live in.
We've done away with SIN and the Bible and God because they offend people. That's why people want God out of their lives.
I love Jesus Christ. He died for me and I will talk to Him and for Him as He leads me.
I have been told this is controversial subject and I may loose some friends and gain others. That's fine if it has to be that way, but I have to take a stand and my stand is for God. I'll know who my real friends are.