Sunday, September 08, 2013

NC Townspeople Pray at Game Despite ACLU Threat

Randleman, North Carolina has no intention of ending community prayer at the high school football games, regardless of threats of lawsuit by atheists.  At the first game of the year, the prayer tradition continued over the loudspeakers, and at the second game, The Lord's Prayer roared from the grandstands.

UPDATE 12/7/14: Ohio School Supt. & Citizens vs. Complaining Atheists

UPDATE 9/1/14: Thousands vs. Atheists, Prayer at Florida Football

UPDATE 2/11/14: North Carolinians Pray at School, Defying Wisconsin Atheists

UPDATE 9/18/13: Crowds in Rowan County, NC Pray in Jesus' Name Despite ACLU Threat

For background, click headlines below to read previous articles:

Atheists Unite Alabamians in School Prayer

Atheists Raise Prayer at Schools as Texas & Tennessee Towns Respond

Texas City Ignores Atheist Threats, Keeps Praying

Praying Mother Banned from School Grounds in New Hampshire

South Carolina School Ensures Prayer Freedom Despite Lawsuit

In addition, read Atheists Threaten to Sue Every School in Mississippi but admit they're Short on Lawyers to Sue ALL Christians

-- From "Randleman High School Fans To Recite 'The Lord's Prayer' At Football Game Amid Controversy" by Liz Crawford, WFMY-TV2 (Greensboro, NC) 9/6/13

An organizer [of prayer] sent WFMY News 2 an email that said Randleman High School's football announcer received a notice with ACLU letterhead about the rules regarding prayer in public schools.

WFMY News 2's Liz Crawford spoke with Chris Brook, the legal director for the NC ACLU. Brook explained that initially the ACLU had not weighed in, but after complaints, they sent a letter to the Randolph County Board of Education.

Since then, the people in Randleman have started a grassroots effort to pray during [the newly created] moment of silence. There are more than 3,000 likes on the Facebook page. People plan to recite the "Lord's Prayer" in unison at the start of the game.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Fear of lawsuit doesn’t stop pre-game prayer" by JD Walker, The Courier-Tribune (Asheboro, NC) 8/24/13

For years, popular public address announcer and Randolph County Board of Education chair Tommy McDonald has led fans in a brief prayer before football games at Randleman High School.

McDonald said he spoke with county school attorney, Jill Wilson, earlier in the week about the pre-game prayer. He said Wilson advised him to seriously consider the consequences.

McDonald said his invocation in the past had always been fairly generic. Basically, he said, he asks the Lord to put his arms around the players and fans to keep them safe. He said he also asks for protection, so that everyone can make it home safely.

As the clock ticked down to the start of the game . . . [at] 7:18 p.m., McDonald took to the public address system. He led the stadium in prayer.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

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.

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

To read the latest attacks on Christian prayer by atheists, click label "PRAYER" below: