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

Shannon Custer

Our children need taught more respect and Honor and the pledge of allegiance unites that!

Gwen Steele
Gwen Steele

KNOW PRAYER, KNOW POWER NO PRAYER, NO POWER.

Galen Gettin'Fit Muhammad
Galen Gettin'Fit Muhammad
  • Gwen Steele

Gwen Steele:

Just because a child (or adult) is not praying in YOUR presence, that doesn't mean that they don't know how to pray or don't pray.

Besides, this is a bogus petition. Students can STILL pray in public school.

Ruth Strzelecki
Ruth Strzelecki

I hesitate to sign this-there are not enough details here. For one, I wonder if you would mean that kids must do a mandatory prayer out loud with others who may be of a different faith, or several different faiths. Or would you have one religion at a time, have a prayer. This could get clique-ish too. I believe in fairness to all, a certain amount of minutes could be observed at the school as a moment of silence to connect with whom/whatever is your personal divine guidance. I think in the...

I hesitate to sign this-there are not enough details here. For one, I wonder if you would mean that kids must do a mandatory prayer out loud with others who may be of a different faith, or several different faiths. Or would you have one religion at a time, have a prayer. This could get clique-ish too. I believe in fairness to all, a certain amount of minutes could be observed at the school as a moment of silence to connect with whom/whatever is your personal divine guidance. I think in the 70's one school I went to did this practice, and though we were of different faiths-the ultimate energy was still very eclectic and beautiful for everyone. The school could have a bulletin board maybe, where kids could find out about classes, ceremonies, masses, that they want to learn more about, to join others in fellowships if they want to. kids find ways to sign up for sports, bands, other groups, this does not really need to be different. maybe subsitute for an elective, instead of oh, study hall, or typing, something like that. But forcing any religion down somebodys throat is a sure way to get rebellion.

Olivia Williams
Olivia Williams
  • Ruth Strzelecki

And how many Gods are there?

Jonathon Jennings
Jonathon Jennings
  • Olivia Williams

1

Olivia Williams
Olivia Williams
  • Ruth Strzelecki

When they did pray in school, there was a moment of silence and each individual prayed silently the way they wanted to pray or if they chose not to have that moment of reflection no one was forced to do anything. We don't have a problem with everyone saluting a flag as if it were God, which could be looked upon as border line idolatry. This is a lost nation. We need to think!!

Ruth Strzelecki
Ruth Strzelecki
  • Ruth Strzelecki

I really don't know how many Gods there were, because it was a silent prayer time. Buddah, Allah, St. Christopher, Jesus...it was unlimited. and nobody was required to state or explain what they were thinking about.

Shirley Casao
Shirley Casao
  • Ruth Strzelecki

Take time to pray.... It is the greatest power on earth!

Ruth Strzelecki
Ruth Strzelecki
  • Ruth Strzelecki

yes mam

Thomas Therealpage Bass
Thomas Therealpage Bass
  • Ruth Strzelecki

IF, MY PEOPLE. WHO ARE CALLED BY MY NAME, WOULD TURN FROM THERE WICKED WAYS.... AND PRAY I,WILL HEAL THE LAND......

Patricia Archer
Patricia Archer
  • Ruth Strzelecki

The USA is supposed to be a free nation. I think each child should be able to pray to their families religion. A moment of silence for prayer in the schools should be permitted.

Mary Wall
Mary Wall
  • Ruth Strzelecki

Did you read whar this man Thomas just said? This is the only way it will be saved. Thank you Thomas.

Jean Taylor
Jean Taylor
  • Ruth Strzelecki

When I was in grade school prayers and scripture was read & spoken across the PA System for our morning devotions.

Jean Taylor
Jean Taylor
  • Ruth Strzelecki

Devotional morning exercize was acceptable! They were something all classes looked forward to. Children were happier getting their day started that way! I never saw any dismay or uncomfortable feelings brought out by anybody from having a simple morning devotion! Let the devils in and prayer goes out the window; (along with the serinity that accompanies prayer and verses.) When they go, sanity goes, when sanity goes, then hate comes in, mean spirits erupt, fear comes in taking away...

Devotional morning exercize was acceptable! They were something all classes looked forward to. Children were happier getting their day started that way! I never saw any dismay or uncomfortable feelings brought out by anybody from having a simple morning devotion! Let the devils in and prayer goes out the window; (along with the serinity that accompanies prayer and verses.) When they go, sanity goes, when sanity goes, then hate comes in, mean spirits erupt, fear comes in taking away everything good and meaningful in lives of daily living. Without it, there is emptiness! Children crave what comes natural, being drawn to God's will, His cause, and to His Way. Acts of devotion to Him in morning hours makes each day a better one, not only for the student but for teachers, administrators, office workers, the food department, maintenance, and all personal plus parents who help teachers and teachers' aides. Everyone benefits so how dare others rise up and say things like 'Jesus no good' kidding or no; that is like laughing in Father God's face, that is intimidating to a Christian and the believer! America is being tried but we are very true to our values as Christian America!

Ruth Strzelecki
Ruth Strzelecki
  • Ruth Strzelecki

I feel that it is unhealthy to be afraid of things getting worse, and unhealthy to have fear of bad things happening. Fear is opposite of FAITH. Fear causes people to have faith that bad things are going to happen. Faith that things are going to be fine, and wonderful, is FAITH in GOD. GOOD.

Dottie Sims
Dottie Sims
  • Ruth Strzelecki

I don't believe that your perception is accurate. The only people that will fear is those who don't have a relationship with God. To know God is to trust God. We of FAITH have nothing to fear but fear itself. I only fear God himself because I know that if I don't live according to his word. THEN and only THEN should I be afraid.

Lynne Mossman
Lynne Mossman
  • Ruth Strzelecki

I agree Dottie and when I was a kid we say a prayer and pledge allegiance and all of us were fine. It made us better people We came together in the class room. I have respect for all religions and how other people practice their faith and they too should be giving a time to do whatever it is they do in their faith while the Catholic children pray

Lynne Mossman
Lynne Mossman
  • Ruth Strzelecki

So much is the taken away in our schools that I don't agree with and was upset when they happened. One nation under God ! It seems that as religion is taking out by government our nation becomes weakness. Society has been weakness in socail structure and kids r going wild, violence between peers has gone up. Just my opinion!

Mary Wells
Mary Wells
  • Ruth Strzelecki

children and adults should have the right to pray in school if they want to.freedom of religion is one of the things the united states was founded on!

Dyla Liles
Dyla Liles
  • Ruth Strzelecki

I agree with you - it doesn't matter what religion. Just bring it back.

Ruth Strzelecki
Ruth Strzelecki
  • Ruth Strzelecki

THANKS!!!

Brenda Mouton
Brenda Mouton
  • Ruth Strzelecki

Prayer conquers all!! When Prayer was taken out of School, this world went down hill!! I agree totally, AMEN!!!

Kim Sain
Kim Sain
  • Ruth Strzelecki

We need God back in schools that's when we lost control of our children

Ruth Strzelecki
Ruth Strzelecki
  • Ruth Strzelecki

thank you!!!

Ed McPhee
Ed McPhee
  • Ruth Strzelecki

How can we raise our children without prayer. I believe that this would bring peace and harmony to the children. I pray that God will give all of us the strength to carry on

Greg Jeppson
Greg Jeppson

I wish that Prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance to our Flag was brought back in. If Muslims can pray why cant we. Why do Americans disregard their history because it offends some one else.

Debbie Minshew
Debbie Minshew
  • Greg Jeppson

Greg J. AGREE!

LeAnna Turner
LeAnna Turner
  • Greg Jeppson

Whoever allowed Muslims those rights should allow Christians their rights. And as Christians, we need to stand up and let our voices be heard. The other religions have no problems speaking out and getting what they want done. In some way, this has been done to Christians because we have allowed it.

Shea Spinazzolo
Shea Spinazzolo
  • Greg Jeppson

I totally agree with you Greg. If Muslims are allowed then we should be able to as well considering our Nation was built upon it and prospered because of our faith. It all seems double standard to me.

DrAntonio Arnold
DrAntonio Arnold
  • Greg Jeppson

I prached ths point everyday. We must stand us now!
Amen

David Miller
David Miller
  • Greg Jeppson

NOBODY is stopping you and your children from praying if you're not doing it on the TAXPAYER'S time and dime. It's really annoying how many of you people are too ignorant to understand the concept of separation of church and state. You want to live in a theocracy, move to Iran. If not, shut up and realize we live in a nation where not everybody is forced to believe as you do and you do NOT have the right to have your views subsidized by the government, at ANY level.

Lisa Cogdell
Lisa Cogdell
  • Greg Jeppson

Some school still have this! :) I'm happy!

Lisa Cogdell
Lisa Cogdell
  • Greg Jeppson

LeAnna Turner ...AMEN SISTA!

Nina Griffith
Nina Griffith
  • Greg Jeppson

Mr. Miller, no one is forcing ANYone to believe as we do. However, we do deserve the right to live as we wish. We are also taxpayers with rights. You have a right to choose how you believe. And so we have that same right. I was raised up in school, when we had prayer. I don't recall ANYone being forced to pray.

Scott Raines
Scott Raines
  • Greg Jeppson

Our history Greg? Most of the founding fathers were Theists, not Christian. Google the Jefferson bible. If it's about "our" history, then African religions, and Taoism and Buddhism as well as Native American practices have to be part of that. If it is your history, then that's different.

Sonya Kingston
Sonya Kingston
  • Greg Jeppson

Christianity is about my history. There are many different religions in this country doing just fine. It's the christians who are being pushed out. Read your Bible. One day every knee will bow before God. All will know he is the King of Kings. What will we say in that day?

Aidan Wilson
Aidan Wilson
  • Greg Jeppson

@Greg, You are a dumbass.

Diana Adcockbrock
Diana Adcockbrock
  • Greg Jeppson

Aidan you need to learn how to repect others ,if you dont like our ways ,and American why come here grow up kid learn repect or is it where you come from dont teach you maners or repect for others , we have the right to believe and what we do this is our country , just because you dont like others ways you call them names grow up kid

Nicole Elizabeth
Nicole Elizabeth
  • Greg Jeppson

Greg, Sir. America was not founded by religious gentleman. I am pretty sure they were atheists. so I'm not actually sure what you are talking about when you say that "Americans disregard their history". So please enlighten me!

Tammy J. Rose
Tammy J. Rose
  • Greg Jeppson

Our world was created by God Nicole Elizabeth!!! Try reading a bible, it will enlighten you!!!!

Sue Baldwin
Sue Baldwin

People asked where God was when the tragedy happened. God does not go where he is not wanted. It was a choice of the people. Put him back in your lives and this country will turn around. It doesn't mean bad thing wont happen but he will be with you when they do happen. HE IS NOT A SOMETIME GOD he is GOD all the time.

David Miller
David Miller
  • Sue Baldwin

So your "god" kills innocent children for the mistakes of adults? That makes a hell of a lot of sense.

Ruby Jean Roberts
Ruby Jean Roberts
  • Sue Baldwin

you're an Idiot, David Miller.

Richard Klepps
Richard Klepps
  • Sue Baldwin

Maybe you should try goiung to church so you would be able to figure out the diffrence between Gog and Satan!!

Judi Troxler
Judi Troxler
  • Sue Baldwin

Free will David. God did not kill those children. Mankind has a choice called "FREE WILL". Free to choose to do good or bad and pay the consequence of either jail or punishment. The problem is that the bad people are not punished as they have to many rights and my tax money is wasted on them. I prefer my tax money go for other things not criminals who go to jail and get so many rights when they should not. There are men that have raped babies and get out in two years. Really? Why should they...

Free will David. God did not kill those children. Mankind has a choice called "FREE WILL". Free to choose to do good or bad and pay the consequence of either jail or punishment. The problem is that the bad people are not punished as they have to many rights and my tax money is wasted on them. I prefer my tax money go for other things not criminals who go to jail and get so many rights when they should not. There are men that have raped babies and get out in two years. Really? Why should they even get to live. I have to pay taxes for that scum but you are complaining ot paying taxes for the good. Wow amazing.

Judi Troxler
Judi Troxler
  • Sue Baldwin

God does not kill innocent children David, People do as it is called "FREE WILL" to make good or bad choices. We are free to make those choices David. Mankind is making so many bad choices and has been for centuries.

Jimmy Stull
Jimmy Stull
  • Sue Baldwin

Judi Troxler So the young first borns in Egypt, who did nothing wrong, deserved to die too?

Brianna Garcia
Brianna Garcia
  • Sue Baldwin

It is free will, and as we know GOD DOESNT GET INVOLVED WITH ANYTHING . Why? Because he doesn't exist/doesn't care/is an asshole. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbcBpIxY4do Grow up people.

Clifford Wright
Clifford Wright

Prayer in schools is essential to the future of our students.

Tony Haynes
Tony Haynes
  • Clifford Wright

is this a basic all inclusive prayer or a christian, muslim, hindu, jewish, ba'hai, buddhist, islamic prayer, etc?

Clifford Wright
Clifford Wright
  • Clifford Wright

Christian.

Jimmy Stull
Jimmy Stull
  • Clifford Wright

Well that's tolerant of others beliefs. Forcing your own on non-Christians? This is the land of the free, which was founded on religious freedom.

Clifford Wright
Clifford Wright
  • Clifford Wright

No comment

Clifford Wright
Clifford Wright
  • Clifford Wright

I made the no comment to an individual whose comment I removed. I can validate my statement, but choose not to. I am not here to argue back and forth. I only want to encourage people with my comments. I hope you understand.

Ramus Mur
Ramus Mur
  • Clifford Wright

Pray to which god ? If Allah im ok .. Jesus no good ( just being sarcastic )

Jean Taylor
Jean Taylor
  • Clifford Wright

America is being tried but we are very true to our values as Christian America!

Donna Kehres
Donna Kehres
  • Clifford Wright

It is good to have faith and it should be taught in schools!

Vancey Herrmann
Vancey Herrmann
  • Clifford Wright

GOD IS THE REASON WE ARE HERE.

Chase Reasoner
Chase Reasoner
  • Clifford Wright

Lol, the amount of ignorance in this post is astounding. You might as well be saying "Everyone needs to be christian because I'm uneducated white trash and my opinion is valid!".

Johnnie Clark
Johnnie Clark

Me and about 250 brothers went to The School Board on Monday along with our Bishop to make a statement about putting praying back in schools....Let's put a end to all the killings in colleges, elementray schools and high schools by Joining together and getting involved in your communities and going to your local school boards... This would also begin to change our communities (neighborhoods)Let's go back to it takes a village to raise a child and each man begin to take a stand in his home,...

Me and about 250 brothers went to The School Board on Monday along with our Bishop to make a statement about putting praying back in schools....Let's put a end to all the killings in colleges, elementray schools and high schools by Joining together and getting involved in your communities and going to your local school boards... This would also begin to change our communities (neighborhoods)Let's go back to it takes a village to raise a child and each man begin to take a stand in his home, join me and the brothers @ The Mount by going and making your presence known @ your local school board meetings...

Galen Gettin'Fit Muhammad
Galen Gettin'Fit Muhammad
  • Johnnie Clark

Johnnie Clark:

When you all got there, did the School Board shake their heads in an attempt to keep from laughing at you because PRAYER IS ALREADY ALLOWED IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS??!!

Only school-sponsored prayer was removed....and RIGHTLY SO!!

Johnnie Clark
Johnnie Clark
  • Johnnie Clark

no we made a statement and my Bishop was asked to come there and pray.

Johnnie Clark
Johnnie Clark
  • Johnnie Clark

@ Galen Muhammad..our kids shouldn't have to pray secretly it should be apart of the schools curriculum where they r able to pray openly and to the one and only Jesus christ....

Galen Gettin'Fit Muhammad
Galen Gettin'Fit Muhammad
  • Johnnie Clark

Johnnie Clark:

That's not how the USA works nor has it ever, thank God!! This is a secular country, despite what vain historical revisionists claim. The Muslim students don't interfere with the non-Muslim students. They make arrangements for an area out-of-the-way where they can pray and return to class.

Muslims don't pray to prophets (as we see Jesus as being one). I know....you see him as God, Himself. That's one interpretation of your religion and I don't argue with that. It has no...

Johnnie Clark:

That's not how the USA works nor has it ever, thank God!! This is a secular country, despite what vain historical revisionists claim. The Muslim students don't interfere with the non-Muslim students. They make arrangements for an area out-of-the-way where they can pray and return to class.

Muslims don't pray to prophets (as we see Jesus as being one). I know....you see him as God, Himself. That's one interpretation of your religion and I don't argue with that. It has no bearing on me. You can simply bow your head and pray while salat involves standing, bending, sitting and prostrations.

Johnnie Clark
Johnnie Clark
  • Johnnie Clark

Yes the bible speaks about many Gods however he says I am the way the truth and the life no man can come to the father except by me..

Johnnie Clark
Johnnie Clark
  • Johnnie Clark

1Timothy2:5

Johnnie Clark
Johnnie Clark
  • Johnnie Clark

John14:5-6

Joan O Grady
Joan O Grady

WE NEED TO DO THIS FOR THE CHILDREN OF OUR FUTURE. WE MUST ALL START THE DAY WITH A PRAYER. WE NEED OUR GOD.

Jimmy Stull
Jimmy Stull
  • Joan O Grady

I don't need your god. He is not mine. So why must I be forced to pray to him?

Jimmy Stull
Jimmy Stull
  • Joan O Grady

Debbie Jeffries Nicholson It wouldn't be up to me, teachers would ask me to pray to their God. Either I could give in, which would be a lie and an insult to myself, or I could say no, and feel alienated by my peers. Either way, I am doing something that places myself in an uncomfortable position.

Ruby Jean Roberts
Ruby Jean Roberts
  • Joan O Grady

Jimmy Stull ...I don't need your god. He is not mine. Jimmy Stull, tonight in your quiet midnight hour just remind yourself that your have "always been", and will "alway be". You are a Spirit and a Spirit never die's, so when your "means of transportation" dies, where will your Spirit dwell.

Jimmy Stull
Jimmy Stull
  • Joan O Grady

Ruby Jean Roberts My "spirit" as you call it will die when the electrical activity ceses to fire in my brain. And I don't think I've ever been threatened with eternal damnation and torture so nicely before.

Jimmy Stull
Jimmy Stull
  • Joan O Grady

Rieta Botkin Eaton No, I've never been hurt in my past. I just woke up and realized that faith in any form is illogical, and it is best to gather evidence and think things through before making any decision on anything. That includes religion. I guess you could call science my god if you want to get technical.

Debbie Houseright
Debbie Houseright
  • Joan O Grady

It's you soul Jimmy Stull and nobody can make you pray.

Judi Troxler
Judi Troxler
  • Joan O Grady

You do not have to be forced to pray to anyone Jimmy. Just be a good person, a wonderful father and husband as it is called FREE WILL no matter how we look at it. It is my choice to choose God and it is your choice to not but we should all respect one another and not harm, kill or hurt another human being unless it is in self defense to keep ourself and our loved ones safe.

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