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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.

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.

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

Joann Shelton
Joann Shelton

Prayer and the Ten Commandments back in school is a good start but first they need to be in our homes.

David Miller
David Miller
  • Joann Shelton

They should stay in your homes and in your churches. First amendment. Separation of church and state. It's not the state's responsibility to proselytize your children.

Joyce Bigham
Joyce Bigham
  • Joann Shelton

lets get this done prayers reviveour inward thoughts and help our very beingself essteen put s love and hope in our children gives thema new outlook in life theyll feel secure i was good enough for our ancestors and our generation our children should have same prayer as we prayed lets give the lord the glory i love you j lord

Dallas Lee
Dallas Lee
  • Joann Shelton

I'm a young veteran only twenty-one and I have seen both sides of the world, and I believe that children who believe in god should have the right to pray where ever they are however the one, and that is also one of are freedoms in this country.

Dallas Lee
Dallas Lee
  • Joann Shelton

Regardless of your beliefs David you should use your morals and quit bickering we are all humans and if believing in god is one way to bring us together then what is problem?

Jimmy Stull
Jimmy Stull
  • Joann Shelton

Dallas Furnish Because it only brings one specific group of people together, it alienates and sometimes attacks those who do not feel the same about religion as you do. A great example of this are the Crusades, or the current turmoil in the Middle East.

Elizabeth Ross
Elizabeth Ross
  • Joann Shelton

its not the states to hand my children condoms either but they do they took GOD OUT AND PUT SEX ORIENTATIN IN my father fought in ww11 for our rights

Debbie Houseright
Debbie Houseright
  • Joann Shelton

Dallas Furnish. Thank you for your service to this country and giving us Freedom. I than GOD for young men like you.

Judi Troxler
Judi Troxler
  • Joann Shelton

I grew up in a home with an angry God hating Atheist father who abused me very badly mentally, physically and otherwise. I had only God to turn to and give me strength. My entire family from childhood is dead and has been for years. My brother starting shooting heroin at a very young age and died of AIDS. Mom started shooting heroin in her 40's and died in her mid 50's and dad was taken away in 1974 when "The Child Protective Act" was finally put into force releasing me at age 16 from his...

I grew up in a home with an angry God hating Atheist father who abused me very badly mentally, physically and otherwise. I had only God to turn to and give me strength. My entire family from childhood is dead and has been for years. My brother starting shooting heroin at a very young age and died of AIDS. Mom started shooting heroin in her 40's and died in her mid 50's and dad was taken away in 1974 when "The Child Protective Act" was finally put into force releasing me at age 16 from his evil demonic clutch in life. I had to sneak to church and hide my Bible in my closet or be beaten for putting my little hands together to pray. I was not allowed to keep Church at home at the sake and hand of such and angry God hating man who abused the entire family because he had no one to answer to. We all have our choice to choose God or not choose God but we do not have to keep it at home. It is also our right of FREEDOM in the Constitution to speak of God and pray wherever we want. Not saying it has to be forced upon anyone. It is your right and choice to not believe or pray just as it is my right and choice to believe and pray. I was told in an online College class not to bring up God. It is my right to bring up God as it is your right to not believe or pray. We are all different and we can all talk as we do about different subjects but we still have a right to believe in our own ways.

Denise N Randy Spivey
Denise N Randy Spivey
  • Joann Shelton

Dallas Furnish AMAN

Jenny Thrasher
Jenny Thrasher

Prayer needs to be in school, i done it and said our pledge to the American Flag. It didn't hurt me a bit. People want to talk about well , our religion , our beliefs ,on and on . But.i strongly Believe if You Are an American of the Us ,you should be proud of our Flag , proud of our freedom. Proud to Be A American ! Don't bring religion into it nor your beleifs, plan And simple ---- if your A American, its the right thing to do. If you disagree, i don't feel you need to Be Living in AMERICA,...

Prayer needs to be in school, i done it and said our pledge to the American Flag. It didn't hurt me a bit. People want to talk about well , our religion , our beliefs ,on and on . But.i strongly Believe if You Are an American of the Us ,you should be proud of our Flag , proud of our freedom. Proud to Be A American ! Don't bring religion into it nor your beleifs, plan And simple ---- if your A American, its the right thing to do. If you disagree, i don't feel you need to Be Living in AMERICA, AND GO BACK TO YOUR COUNTRY , WHERE , YOU CAN CARRY ON YOUR BELIEFS AND ALSO WORSHIP WHO EVER, OR WHAT EVER YOU BELIEVE IN -- BECAUSE WE AS AMERICANS BELIEVE IN THE LORD JESUS CHRIST. AND ,I WILL CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR ALL THE NO --- BELIEVERS.. AMEN .

Aidan Wilson
Aidan Wilson
  • Jenny Thrasher

Ignorant AMERICAN... better put AMERICA in caps and say people shouldn't live in your country because they don't follow your faith... This why many people look down on Americans... people like you spoil the bunch... Also your logic is so flawed...

Diana Adcockbrock
Diana Adcockbrock
  • Jenny Thrasher

Aidan and its people like you who we dont want, here we just want others to repect what we believe and , our flag and faith not asking you to be one of us just repect our ways

John P Clanton
John P Clanton
  • Jenny Thrasher

Totally agree and well said...

Shirley Jackson
Shirley Jackson
  • Jenny Thrasher

Shirley Jackson Conway, S.C.29527

Rebecca Joyner
Rebecca Joyner
  • Jenny Thrasher

Couldn't have said it any better....WRITE ON...

Willie Burns
Willie Burns
  • Jenny Thrasher

That is what make it American being able to disagree without fear. You don't want that to change do you?

Leola Anifowoshe
Leola Anifowoshe

Americans need to start thinking about consequences. When you remove God you will suffer the Consequences. Christians, start being bold and stand up for what you believe in. God changes things. Wake up people WAKE UP!

Leola Anifowoshe
Leola Anifowoshe
  • Leola Anifowoshe

Of course they should. Everyone should stand up for what they believe in. That's what makes this Country great! Stand up and be heard!

John Davis
John Davis
  • Leola Anifowoshe

last i checked "GOD" is one of the biggest influences of violence in the history of humanity honestly keep your sky wizard out of our schools

Leola Anifowoshe
Leola Anifowoshe
  • Leola Anifowoshe

@joshua Pierce and that's my story and I'm sticking with it.

Kirk Ehrlich
Kirk Ehrlich

Prayer is not illegal in schools. What is illegal is government mandated and sponsored prayer. Who are you going to tell the kids to pray to? What if they don't agree with your religion or interpretation of a particular holy book? Every religion espouses that their god is the one true god. The founding fathers set up a separation of church and state for a reason. We are a democracy, not a theocracy. They even said in their private writings, which most of the christian right would love to...

Prayer is not illegal in schools. What is illegal is government mandated and sponsored prayer. Who are you going to tell the kids to pray to? What if they don't agree with your religion or interpretation of a particular holy book? Every religion espouses that their god is the one true god. The founding fathers set up a separation of church and state for a reason. We are a democracy, not a theocracy. They even said in their private writings, which most of the christian right would love to have us forget, that we were not even set up to be a christian nation.If you want to pray in school or have your kids do so, go for it. Just don't demand that everyone else do the same. This petition is demanding something that is patently unconstitutional and I will NOT sign it.

Galen Gettin'Fit Muhammad
Galen Gettin'Fit Muhammad
  • Kirk Ehrlich

Kirk Ehrlich:

Congrats!!

You're one of the few that can see through the smokescreen thrown up by the deviser of this bogus petition. This person's intent seems to be to have Christian prayers forced onto others who may practice another faith, given the fact that a student or group of students can ALREADY pray in public school.

The basis premise of this petition is FALSE as it claims (as do many who support this bogus petition) that the ability to pray in public schools was taken away (it...

Kirk Ehrlich:

Congrats!!

You're one of the few that can see through the smokescreen thrown up by the deviser of this bogus petition. This person's intent seems to be to have Christian prayers forced onto others who may practice another faith, given the fact that a student or group of students can ALREADY pray in public school.

The basis premise of this petition is FALSE as it claims (as do many who support this bogus petition) that the ability to pray in public schools was taken away (it was NOT)!! Only un-Constitution, school-sponsored prayer was taken out of public schools....for the above mentioned reason. And rightfully so!

Harris Powell
Harris Powell
  • Kirk Ehrlich

Go back to Arabia, or where-ever you came from, muhammad.

Charles Goins
Charles Goins
  • Kirk Ehrlich

I just wanted to tell the poster that we do not live in a Democracy,we are in a Republic.In a Democracy.we elect people to go and vote on laws the way the majority want them to.In a Republic ,we elect these idiots who go and vote the way they want to,not how the majority want it,I believe that the majority of people want prayer back in school,and U my friend are in the minority,but do not worry as our elected reps will vote against the majority and vote the way the minority want

Kirk Ehrlich
Kirk Ehrlich
  • Kirk Ehrlich

Actually Charles, we live in a democratic republic. And if either you or Harris bothered to actually read the Constitution you would see that mandated prayer in public schools is illegal. The Supreme Court has upheld this ruling. If you or your children wish to pray in school, there is no problem. I don't know of any student who was arrested or prosecuted for praying in school. My beef is with mandating prayer to a god in which I don't believe. if you think this country was founded on...

Actually Charles, we live in a democratic republic. And if either you or Harris bothered to actually read the Constitution you would see that mandated prayer in public schools is illegal. The Supreme Court has upheld this ruling. If you or your children wish to pray in school, there is no problem. I don't know of any student who was arrested or prosecuted for praying in school. My beef is with mandating prayer to a god in which I don't believe. if you think this country was founded on "christian beliefs", re-read your history. You'll find that the founding fathers disagree with you.

Cassius Elias
Cassius Elias

The little girl who asked God why he allowed the last School massacre in Connecticut...God replied that he is no longer allowed in Schools. We need more than prayer in our schools, really!

Galen Gettin'Fit Muhammad
Galen Gettin'Fit Muhammad
  • Cassius Elias

Cassius Elias:

Your post makes God so small and dependent....like a chump! :(

Man can't prevent God from doing ANYTHING He wants to do. All He has to do is think "Kun fir kun (Be....and it is)".

Cassius Elias
Cassius Elias
  • Cassius Elias

I agree; but the context still stands. Man control the earth! But God is supreme.

Millie Mang
Millie Mang
  • Cassius Elias

Ask and you shall receive - seek and you shall find - knock and it shall be opened.......

Tony Garner
Tony Garner

Galen,…I will cite more than one for your reading pleasure. How about “Thou shalt not Kill”…or “Honor thy mother and father?” There are many more. It is an irrefutable fact that this country was founded on those and other Judeau Christian Principles. Don’t take my word for it, read the letters and papers that this country’s founding fathers wrote which specifically cite that they used those principles to craft the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution which founded this...

Galen,…I will cite more than one for your reading pleasure. How about “Thou shalt not Kill”…or “Honor thy mother and father?” There are many more. It is an irrefutable fact that this country was founded on those and other Judeau Christian Principles. Don’t take my word for it, read the letters and papers that this country’s founding fathers wrote which specifically cite that they used those principles to craft the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution which founded this country. Those principles are the basis for many of our laws and rights afforded by the Constitution. I never said that these principles were exclusive to Christianity only. In fact I’m sure that you know that Islam and Christianity share some of the same principles and are more alike than not alike. But the founding fathers clearly and specifically cited Judeau Christian Principals as their basis for the founding of this country. Again I invite you to read what they said about their decision to incorporate them into the fabric of this country. However, that does nothing to undermine the legitimacy of any other religion. In fact the Constitution guarantees everyone’s right to freely exercise the religion of their choice.

Galen Gettin'Fit Muhammad
Galen Gettin'Fit Muhammad
  • Tony Garner

Tony Garner:

I know this is news to you but those are ALSO Islamic values. SURPRISE!! You are the one that made the misinterpretation, Tony. I CLEARLY requested that you list values upon which Judaism and/or Christianity could claim a MONOPOLY.

I've already done the research you're suggesting/inviting me to re-do. I found no such evidence. Sure...most of this country's founders were Christians. Others were simply deists. There were also some Jews. They did not agree religiously.

Not so...

Tony Garner:

I know this is news to you but those are ALSO Islamic values. SURPRISE!! You are the one that made the misinterpretation, Tony. I CLEARLY requested that you list values upon which Judaism and/or Christianity could claim a MONOPOLY.

I've already done the research you're suggesting/inviting me to re-do. I found no such evidence. Sure...most of this country's founders were Christians. Others were simply deists. There were also some Jews. They did not agree religiously.

Not so "irrefutable" after all, huh?

For clarity, I have NO INTENT of degrading Christianity. This country was founded by those of different faiths for those of different faiths. I'm stating the fact that no one's ever cited ONE principle/value upon which Christianity and/or Judaism claims a monopoly that other faiths can't upon which the USA was founded.

Tony Garner
Tony Garner
  • Tony Garner

Its not news to me and I have no problem with those values as long as they do not violate mine. Why because I have that right as an individual and so do you. You say that you asked me to list values and principles that Christianity has a monopoly on? Clearly you deleted that request before you hit the send key. Furthermore, I made no claim that those principles that this country was founded on were exclusive to Christianity, so I am struggling to understand why you would ask that question in...

Its not news to me and I have no problem with those values as long as they do not violate mine. Why because I have that right as an individual and so do you. You say that you asked me to list values and principles that Christianity has a monopoly on? Clearly you deleted that request before you hit the send key. Furthermore, I made no claim that those principles that this country was founded on were exclusive to Christianity, so I am struggling to understand why you would ask that question in the first place. Unless of course you are trying to find someone to argue with, even if its with someone who does not even disagree. You CLEARLY requested? I think that request was about as clear as MUD at best. If you had in fact done the research then you surely would not have missed the evidence they themselves cited. I never even said they were ALL or even most Christians. Again you are arguing a point of contention that does not exist between us. And again I never said they all agreed religiously, but the majority of the framers did cite Judeau Christian Principles as the driving force behind the reasons they worded our founding documents so carefully and so deliberately. That is still irrefutable from the words right out of their own mouths which they chose to put to pen and paper. For further clarity, you clearly have some measure of disdain for Christianity as evidence by your choice of words so let me make another distinction for you. Judeau Christian Principles came from Judeau Christian Philosophy, and neither are a type of religion. Christianity was developed from Judeau Chritian Philosophy and some of the principles were incorporated into the religion. The country was founded on Judeau Christian Principles by individuals who believed that those principles were important enough to put them into our Constitution, Declaration of Independence and Bill of Rights. You continue to create these false arguments on points that I never put forth or even suggested, which causes me to question your motives for doing so. If that is what you call religious tolerance then we are going to have to agree to disagree about what that truly means. I suggest you remove the chip from your shoulder and take a critical look at what I actually said. I never called for school sponsored prayer which promoted one religion over another. Some may have, but I have not. I only called for prayer to be allowed back into the classroom and that my children be allowed to pray to the God that they believe in. Other Children should have a choice to pray to their God or not pray at all if they so choose. And just for the record the Christianity is still the predominant religion in the US. So what does that mean or say about other religions that are in the minority? Absolutely nothing, except that more people, in this country, have chosen to practice Christianity and that in no way diminishes or de-legitimizes any other religion. we should all be allowed to exercise our religion of choice, whenever. wherever and however we choose to. So again, I'm not sure why you are aguing points of contention that do not exist between you and I, unless you just want to voice your opinion about things that bear no resemblance of what I actually said. If that is the case I respectfully ask that you do that at someone else's expense, and at least with someone who actually disagrees with you.

Galen Gettin'Fit Muhammad
Galen Gettin'Fit Muhammad
  • Tony Garner

Tony:

Did you or did you not state:

"People mistakenly believe that Christianity is the problem and have no tolerance for it in our government, schools and the public square. The same people, surprisingly, have an enormous degree of tolerance for other religions like the Islamic faith. Hypocritical? Indeed!"

and

"Morals, values and in fact our laws come from Judeau Christians Principles, most notably the 10 commandments."?

I have no issues with Christianity; just people making claims...

Tony:

Did you or did you not state:

"People mistakenly believe that Christianity is the problem and have no tolerance for it in our government, schools and the public square. The same people, surprisingly, have an enormous degree of tolerance for other religions like the Islamic faith. Hypocritical? Indeed!"

and

"Morals, values and in fact our laws come from Judeau Christians Principles, most notably the 10 commandments."?

I have no issues with Christianity; just people making claims about Christianity that aren't factual. Again, your statements; not someone else's.

You, like many others signing this petition, are oblivious to the fact that if a student or group of students wants to pray in school, they can! The latent goal of this petition is to return to an archaic time when Christianity was arrogantly promoted above other religions in the public school. That's why school-sponsored prayer was correctly deemed un-Constitutional in the first place.

Is that critical enough for you....or are you now denying you own words?

Galen Gettin'Fit Muhammad
Galen Gettin'Fit Muhammad
  • Tony Garner

Tony Garner:

Irony:

Not only is my post still on this page, it's also on your Facebook page where I CLEARLY asked you to give "Christian-only principles" upon which this country was founded (posted 17 hours ago).

Scroll down.....

Demetrius Childress
Demetrius Childress

Why should we have to respect any other god? If we say we are true christains than why should we have to back down? Because as chritstains we know that one day very soon Jesus will return and will he "respect" everyones' religious beliefs? The word saids in paraphrasing, "every knee shall bow and confess the name of Jesus" and that includes every Jew, Muslim, Hindu, Atheist, Agnostic, Wiccans, etc.. Therefore in this day and age christains let us begin the movement let us step into are...

Why should we have to respect any other god? If we say we are true christains than why should we have to back down? Because as chritstains we know that one day very soon Jesus will return and will he "respect" everyones' religious beliefs? The word saids in paraphrasing, "every knee shall bow and confess the name of Jesus" and that includes every Jew, Muslim, Hindu, Atheist, Agnostic, Wiccans, etc.. Therefore in this day and age christains let us begin the movement let us step into are rightful places and lose are religious minds and take ahold of our God given righteous mind and shake up some things. Take it by FORCE!

Galen Gettin'Fit Muhammad
Galen Gettin'Fit Muhammad
  • Demetrius Childress

DMeat Childress:

Who asked you to "respect any other god"? I don't. I respect God. There IS a difference. You ARE, however, asked to respect the choices of others that they make for themselves.

You have the right to your form of worship of God, I have the right to my form of worship of God. You're CLEARLY mixing apples and rocks here. This is a thread about a petition which is clearly trying to promote Christianity in public schools over other religions. That's what your church is for!

Rebecca Hillstead
Rebecca Hillstead
  • Demetrius Childress

Do unto others as you would have do unto you
An' it harm non do what ye will

Christian prayer in school is hurtful, it tends to encourage religious discrimination. Teachers aren't paid to indoctrinate, you can do that yourself or take your kid to a church for that, but leave it out of school, unless you are okay with the Muslim teacher having the kids face Mecca, or the Wiccan bringing in her alter, or the Asatruar chugging meade, then by all means, bring prayer into school.

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