In Aug. 13 Issue
News from Florida reports that it's all because of a blessing before a school luncheon that now, a high school principal and athletic director have criminal contempt charges to answer to.
This is all according to a federally issued order. It said Principal Frank Lay and Athletic Director Robert Freeman said the prayer about a week after a judge issued an injunction, which prohibited school officials from promoting, endorsing or leading religious prayers during school sponsored events.
Richard Sheppard thinks it's ridiculous. "I think the majority of the population around here agrees with the prayer."
You can see the support for the administrators as you drive through the community. "Pray for our schools" signs are all over town.
The recent legal action the school has faced from the A.C.L.U has taken a toll on the community. Folks in the area believe this latest development is going too far.
One person stated the administrators aren't criminals, yet they'll have to defend themselves before a judge. They may possibly even serve time in jail if convicted.
The two administrators will be able to fight these allegations in court on September 17..
ACLU Upset At Marines.
If you look closely at the picture above, you will note that all the Marines pictured are bowing their heads. That's because they're praying. The incident took place at a recent ceremony honoring the birthday of the corps, and it has the ACLU up in arms. "These are federal employees," says Lucius Traveler, a spokesman for the ACLU, "on federal property and on federal time. For them to pray is clearly an establishment of religion, and we must nip this in the bud immediately." When asked about the ACLU's charges, Colonel Jack Fessender, speaking for the Commandant of the Corps said, "xxxxx the ACLU."
One marine said that was fine, we’ll stop praying and then we will send the ACLU to Iran and Afghanistan
We won’t even comment except to say Amen to the last statement.