Thursday, June 13, 2013

'Jesus' Said in Texas Preschool, Atheists Threaten

A little girl said a dozen-word prayer that included Jesus' name at a preschool ceremony in Amelia Elementary School (Beaumont, TX) resulting in a threatening letter sent to the superintendent from the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation (tipped off by a lone parent attending the ceremony).

For background, read Lord's Prayer at South Carolina Graduation, Atheists Fume and also read Prayer at Kentucky Graduation Despite Atheists' Demands as well as Atheists Threaten Arkansas School, so Graduation is Cancelled

UPDATE 6/15/13: Texas Law Tells Schools to Ignore Atheist Threats

-- From "Atheist group, angry mom go ballistic over prayer at pretend preschool commencement" by Eric Owens, Education Editor, Daily Caller 6/12/13

Amber Barnhill, a self-identified Christian and one of the parents in attendance at the graduation, spoke with the teacher responsible for the prayer. . . .

“The little girl said something like, ‘Thank you God for this day. Bless us all. In Jesus’ name, Amen,” the unnamed teacher explained. “I didn’t intend to impose. I just tried to mock a graduation. I did apologize to the lady who was the only one that I found that was offended.”

. . . Barnhill contacted the Freedom from Religion Foundation, which now describes the fleeting prayer at the preschool commencement as “a serious violation of the First Amendment.”

“I expect acknowledgement and accountability,” [Barnhill] demanded.

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From "Professing Christian Mother Contacts Atheist Group to Protest Prayer at Pre-K Graduation" by Heather Clark, Christian News Network 6/12/13

“They’re four year olds. They’re not old enough to discern religion,” Barnhill told 12News. “[Prayer in the classroom] is illegal. It has been for over four decades.”

“I expect acknowledgement and accountability, and assurance that this is not going to be something that continues,” she added.

The teacher says that she will not have prayer at future events.

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Read about laws to bring prayer to schools in Texas, and Louisiana, and North Carolina, and Missouri, and Mississippi, and Florida, and Tennessee.

To understand why these laws 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).