Sunday, June 30, 2013

ACLU Bullies MI School into Ban on Student Prayer

After a lone parent of Lahser High School in Bloomfield Hills, MI complained to the American Civil Liberties Union of small-group prayer on school grounds after football games, the ACLU threatened the school.  Although the superintendent confirmed that the prayer was student-led (a First Amendment right, confirmed by the Supreme Court -- a fact obviously unknown to the local news media), the school opted to forbid such student gatherings.

For background on the atheist assault, read Church Leaders in Maine Agree with Atheists on Prayer

However, read about the Texas Law Telling Schools to Ignore Atheist Threats

-- From "Debate over prayer in schools moves to Bloomfield Hills football field" by Paula Tutman, Reporter, WDIV-TV4 (Detroit, MI)

The family that brought the complaint to the ACLU has asked to remain anonymous. Afterwards the ACLU launched an investigation and wrote a letter to the administration and the tradition of praying after a game was done.

"The First Amendment protects religious liberty for all citizens in the United States, including people who aren't part of the majority religion," said Dan Korobkin from the ACLU.

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From "Bloomfield Hills Lahser High School bans prayer after football games after family’s complaint" by Andrew Kidd, Oakland Press (Michigan) 6/28/13

Bloomfield Schools Superintendent Robert Glass said the matter was resolved without issue in March.

“We interviewed the coach [Dan Loria] after receiving the complaint and investigated the matter,” Glass said. “The coach did not lead prayer as alleged, but was present when students led prayer at the game.”

Glass added that despite the coach not being involved, the prayers would still no longer be permitted.

“Student-led prayer is not to be part of post-game proceedings,” he said.

Loria said he at first didn’t realize the implications behind allowing those who didn’t want to take part to walk away from it, but is determined to make sure that future student-led prayer activities do not take place on school property.

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Because of the intimidation tactics of atheist lawyer organizations, state governments across America are educating its citizens on constitutional religious liberty by passing laws in Texas, and Louisiana, and North Carolina, and South Carolina, and Missouri, and Mississippi, and Florida, and Tennessee.

To understand why such laws ensuring religious liberty are necessary, read Humanists Threaten Missouri School over Prayer and also read Atheists Threaten to Sue Every School in Mississippi and read about myriad attacks on Christians via public schools (see article list at bottom).

The root issue is American Religious Liberty vs. Anti-Christian Totalitarianism