Toni Baldwin-Buss
Toni Baldwin-Buss

Christianity is not religion, it's a relationship with Jesus Christ!!!!

Galen Muhammad
Galen Muhammad
  • Toni Baldwin-Buss

REALLY? Then your church should lose it's tax exempt status, based upon your statement! LOL

Kay Martin
Kay Martin

WE NEED PRAYERS BACK IN THE SCHOOLS IT SHOULD NOT HAVE EVER BEEN TAKEN OUT YOU SEE HOW MUCH VIOLENCE IS GOING ON NOW THESE SCHOOLS DO NOT BELONG TO ANYONE BUT GOD WE ALL DO NOT OWN NOTHING ON THIS EARTH IT IS ONLY A LOAN TO US FROM HIM PEOPLE NEED TO REALIZE IT BECAUSE ALL THIS STUFF THAT IS GOING ON HE IS GONNA DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT AFTER AWHILE HE WILL GET TIRED OF IT.IT IS ASHAME OF THE THINGS THAT IS GOING ON SO WE NEED PRAYERS BACK IN THE SCHOOLS!

Bill Crain
Bill Crain
  • Kay Martin

Amend

Tina Crabtree
Tina Crabtree

put prayer back into the schools if people don"t want to take part they can stay silent until the others have finished , they talk about rights christians rights are stepped on everyday , this countrys morals have just sunk to a very low level.

Bill Crain
Bill Crain
  • Tina Crabtree

Agree

Christie Lafitte
Christie Lafitte

The schools hav gone crazy sence they took it out

Brianna Garcia
Brianna Garcia
  • Christie Lafitte

Prayer has nothing to do with any of it. Many crazy things have happened before as well. Like IDK, The Holocaust? Teens being drafted into war? Now that kids are comfortable at school for years of bullying/being an outcast, don't you think it would result in more crazy shit? Plus, school shootings from people not in that school have NOTHING to do with prayer. There is NO EVIDENCE OF GOD, ANYWHERE!!!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbcBpIxY4do

Deborah Norwood
Deborah Norwood
  • Christie Lafitte

Look around--evidence is everywhere

Nancy Miller
Nancy Miller
  • Christie Lafitte

The Holocaust happened because a mentally deranged idiot manipulated his way into power similar to the idiot in the Whitehouse now. This is still America and the majority of the people want prayer put back in school. It should not be decided by the lower percentage. As for your ranting on and on, I was in school in the 60s and 70s and we never had shootings or stabbings. The worst we ever seen was a fist fight and you also did not see it on the news every week or month. Kids killing kids...

The Holocaust happened because a mentally deranged idiot manipulated his way into power similar to the idiot in the Whitehouse now. This is still America and the majority of the people want prayer put back in school. It should not be decided by the lower percentage. As for your ranting on and on, I was in school in the 60s and 70s and we never had shootings or stabbings. The worst we ever seen was a fist fight and you also did not see it on the news every week or month. Kids killing kids was extremely rare so I do not know why you think you know it all, you were not there as you appear too young to have a real clue as to how it was.

Sara Dailey
Sara Dailey

We live in a secular society. Students have a right to pray in school, no matter their religion, but it is unconstitutional to force every student in a public school to participate in group prayer. People living in America don't have to worry for their safety or their comfort if they are not Christian, because we have a freedom to observe or not observe any religion we so choose. If you want your children to pray in school, send them to a private Christian school.

Hero Tokash
Hero Tokash
  • Sara Dailey

Preach it qurl.

Hero Tokash
Hero Tokash
  • Sara Dailey

But you are right.

Patrice Koonce
Patrice Koonce
  • Sara Dailey

I am Christian & teach my children to pray no matter where they are regardless of policy. (I want to make sure they pray the way OUR family believes, so I am actually nervous about prayer in schools. I don't want my kids praying to idols or in ways our family does not believe)

Also, it may not be financially feasible for every Christian in America to send all of their children to a private Christian school. Which is why I wish people could take their own tax dollars that pay for public...

I am Christian & teach my children to pray no matter where they are regardless of policy. (I want to make sure they pray the way OUR family believes, so I am actually nervous about prayer in schools. I don't want my kids praying to idols or in ways our family does not believe)

Also, it may not be financially feasible for every Christian in America to send all of their children to a private Christian school. Which is why I wish people could take their own tax dollars that pay for public schools away & send to the private Christian schools. If that happened then millions of Christians would move their children.

Pam Willis
Pam Willis

The reason why our children are getting out of hand is because of lack of disciple. It first starting with taking prayer out of school. I don't care what God you serve,there's only one. Untiles start doing thingsthe way the Bible speaks of,wewill never the violence and yes it all starts with training up a child Gods way and that includes teaching them to pray wherever.

Galen Muhammad
Galen Muhammad
  • Pam Willis

Pam Willis:

The point is, the texts of other religions promote the same values, but that's being denied when Christianity is place on a pedestal as "the religion" of the USA....while our country actually has MANY religions.

Pam Willis
Pam Willis
  • Pam Willis

AS FOR ME AND MY HOUSE WE WILL SERVE THE LORD!!!!

Galen Muhammad
Galen Muhammad
  • Pam Willis

Same here, Pam.

Same here. That's why "Muslim" means "one who submits their will to do the will of God".

But that doesn't mean we feel that the government should return mandatory prayer to public school where, more-than-likely Christianity would be promoted over other religions practiced by the students and their families.

Debbie Correa
Debbie Correa

Convinced we need to instill in our children morals and values... It begins with prayer!

Galen Muhammad
Galen Muhammad
  • Debbie Correa

Debbie Correa:

True! Shouldn't that be done, first at home, then your place of worship? In both places, not only are those gathered following the same religion, but the children have guidance.

At school, that is not the case.....AT ALL. Students there represent a variety of faiths/religions as well as the teachers and administrators.

I can imagine some on the right fringe frantically calling their Congress representative if a Muslim teacher would let it be known that he was teaching...

Debbie Correa:

True! Shouldn't that be done, first at home, then your place of worship? In both places, not only are those gathered following the same religion, but the children have guidance.

At school, that is not the case.....AT ALL. Students there represent a variety of faiths/religions as well as the teachers and administrators.

I can imagine some on the right fringe frantically calling their Congress representative if a Muslim teacher would let it be known that he was teaching those morals and values.....beginning with prayer.

All HELL would break loose....and you know it!

Debbie Correa
Debbie Correa
  • Debbie Correa

Galen Muhammad It doesn't matter which deity you pray to. In my way of thinking when you are casting all your cares upon a greater faith... regardless of what you are taught at home and your religious preference. The point is that each child should be given the opportunity to pray each day not denied the right to do so. So if you will a moment of silence each morning... those whom are taught at home will know exactly what to do. The teacher doesn't need to dictate any particular prayer,...

Galen Muhammad It doesn't matter which deity you pray to. In my way of thinking when you are casting all your cares upon a greater faith... regardless of what you are taught at home and your religious preference. The point is that each child should be given the opportunity to pray each day not denied the right to do so. So if you will a moment of silence each morning... those whom are taught at home will know exactly what to do. The teacher doesn't need to dictate any particular prayer, just allow the children to have a moment to pray!

If people would quit looking for excuses NOT to promote healthy morals and values... I truly believe this world would be a much better place. WE are our own worst enemy AND THAT IS THE TRUTH... and with that... WE will be our own DEMISE! Let's just put prayer back in school.

Galen Muhammad
Galen Muhammad
  • Debbie Correa

Debbie Correa:

I think you're reading into my post.

I'm not opposed to ANYONE praying to God. I thought I was being quite clear. Individual and student group prayer is still allowed.

My message is: this petition (and many posting here in support of it) are advocating for the promotion of Christianity over the religions of the non-Christian students and their families.

NOTE: Not all religions pray the same way.

Georgeanne Baldwin
Georgeanne Baldwin

The beauty of this is still clear. I remember the 70's and the "moment of silence" to do with however you chose. You didn't have to pray, but out of respect, you were to remain silent until given a thumbs up. It didn't trample on anyone's personal beliefs or rights. It actually added to the much needed focus that a day in school asked of a person. I have a hard time allowing others the right to "worship" or "not worship" how they please, if it doesn't include me. Somehow, Christians right to...

The beauty of this is still clear. I remember the 70's and the "moment of silence" to do with however you chose. You didn't have to pray, but out of respect, you were to remain silent until given a thumbs up. It didn't trample on anyone's personal beliefs or rights. It actually added to the much needed focus that a day in school asked of a person. I have a hard time allowing others the right to "worship" or "not worship" how they please, if it doesn't include me. Somehow, Christians right to freedom of religion got kicked to the curb in the midst of all this "other freedom."

Galen Muhammad
Galen Muhammad
  • Georgeanne Baldwin

Please demonstrate that you even know what you're stating.

Also demonstrate where Christian's right to freedom of religion got "kicked to the curb"? Do you mean the loss of the ability to promote Christianity as THE religion of the USA without pushback?

Georgeanne Baldwin
Georgeanne Baldwin
  • Georgeanne Baldwin

Sir, it took all of 3 seconds to figure you out. We wont be talking any further.

Galen Muhammad
Galen Muhammad
  • Georgeanne Baldwin

Oh. You mean you read my name and thought, "Uh-oh :O .... Mooslim! I don't know jack SQUAT about Islam, so I'd better not get into a conversation with him!"

Btw, we HAVEN'T talked. No one holding your viewpoint can support their statements, including you, by you own admission.

Why am I NOT surprised?

Pam Hook
Pam Hook

This country was built on Christian values and our world was a better place when those values were the standard. Bring prayer back to school

Galen Muhammad
Galen Muhammad
  • Pam Hook

Pam Hook:

Would you be the FIRST to enlighten us of ONE founding principle upon which this country was built upon which Christianity can claim a monopoly?

To date, no overzealous Christian's taken me up on my challenge of your stated fallacy.

Pam Hook
Pam Hook
  • Pam Hook

I absolutely LOVE America. It is one of the few countries in earth where debates like this can occur so openly. I believe that our country has suffered without God being the central focus of our lives, and I happen to be a Christian. Therefore, my personal focus is Christianity. That does not mean there is not room for other beliefs. Our founding fathers were also primarily Christian, so their beliefs started there, whether you like it or not!Rather than rewrite history, read your history!...

I absolutely LOVE America. It is one of the few countries in earth where debates like this can occur so openly. I believe that our country has suffered without God being the central focus of our lives, and I happen to be a Christian. Therefore, my personal focus is Christianity. That does not mean there is not room for other beliefs. Our founding fathers were also primarily Christian, so their beliefs started there, whether you like it or not!Rather than rewrite history, read your history! Ben Franklin, at the Constitutional Convention, said: "...God governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice is it probable that an empire can rise without His aid?"

John Adams stated so eloquently during this period of time that; "The general principles on which the fathers achieved Independence were ... the general principles of Christianity ... I will avow that I then believed, and now believe, that the general principles of Christianity are as eternal and immutable as the existence and attributes of God."

Pam Hook
Pam Hook
  • Pam Hook

Oh, and BTW, I am hardly the FIRST to enlighten us. Again, read the history.

Marylyn Stewart
Marylyn Stewart

I GREW UP WITH PRAYER IN MY SCHOOLS AND MY GENERATION TURNED OUT PRETTY GOOD. THE KIDS THAT ARE BEING RAISED IS SCHOOLS WITHOUT PRAYER ARE THE ONES THAT ARE SUFFERING. SO MANY ARE NOT TAUGHT ABOUT GOD AT HOME, IT WOULD BE GREAT IF THEY COULD HEAR ABOUT HIM AT SCHOOL! GOD BLESS OUR CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN!

Jimmy Stull
Jimmy Stull
  • Marylyn Stewart

You also grew up in a time when atheists were imprisoned for possibly being Communists and gays were tortured to be "rehabilitated".

Rebecca Hillstead
Rebecca Hillstead
  • Marylyn Stewart

ALL CAPS MEANS I MEAN BUSINESS!!!!! BOW TO MY GOD, NOW!!!!!!

It's all fine and dandy to force your beliefs on adults but you are literally trying to indoctrinate children!!!
Are you telling me, that I am not capable of raising my children because I'm Pagan? So the underpaid and overworked school teacher needs to?
SENSE YOU DO NOT MAKE!

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