Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Atheists Threaten to Sue Every School in Tennessee

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Tennessee informed 135 school superintendents throughout the state of Tennessee that any “school-sponsored prayer” at football games is unconstitutional according to the Supreme Court.  In response, State Republican Party Chairman Chris Devaney told the schools to ignore the ACLU's “scare tactics” intended to “intimidate” public schools.
“This isn’t a race to the courthouse, but I’ll tell you when we’ve not been able to resolve these issues, we have, on behalf of families, pursued litigation,”
-- Hedy Weinberg, ACLU executive director
For background, read Atheists Threaten to Sue Every School in Mississippi but admit they're Short on Lawyers to Sue ALL Christians

In addition, read Texas Law Tells Schools to Ignore Atheist Threats

To read previous articles concerning prayer in Tennessee, click headlines below:

Wisconsin Atheists Want Prayer Stopped in Tennessee

Wisconsin Atheists Say: Bar Pastors From Tenn. Schools

Atheists Pay Kid to Play Victim in Tenn. Prayer Lawsuit

Atheists' Actions Increase Prayer at Tenn. Schools

Tennessee Law Lets Teachers Pray with Students

Appeals Court Refuses Atheists, re: Prayers in Hamilton County, Tenn.

-- From "ACLU asks schools to stop praying before football games" by Brian Wilson, The Tennessean 10/4/13

[ACLU's Hedy] Weinberg said she had received no specific reports about prayer at games in Middle Tennessee.

In the state last year, the Freedom from Religion Foundation also called for pregame prayers to cease at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga.

The ACLU has gone to court previously with school districts in Cheatham, Sumner and Wilson counties concerning other issues about religion in the classroom.

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From "Tennessee GOP chairman accuses ACLU of 'scare tactics' on football game prayer issue" by Andy Sher, Chattanooga Times Free Press 10/10/13

[State Republican Party Chairman Chris Devaney] charges the ACLU-Tennessee letter “misses a very basic principle about the First Amendment: It was written—not to protect government from religion—but to ensure religious freedoms are not violated by the government.”

Moreover, Devaney said, the ACLU-TN willfully misrepresents a point in the U.S. Supreme Court case Sante Fe Independent School District v. Doe case it cites. The Court has found "(n)othing in the Constitution…prohibits any public school student from voluntarily praying at any time before, during, or after the schoolday," Devaney said.

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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.

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: