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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Court Orders School: Remove Prayer Mural

Cranston High School West in Providence, Rhode Island has had a mural on its auditorium wall for about 40 years. Nobody ever complained about it until a 16-year-old atheist named Jessica suddenly sued the school, demanding that it be removed, alleging that it promotes a religion and is offensive to non-Christians. The city officials claim that the mural is a historical artifact from the school's early days and encourages students to strive academically.

Well, a supremacist U.S. District Court judge ruled in the atheist student's favor and ordered the immediate removal of the mural. His decision was 40 pages long. Let me read for you what this mural says:

Our Heavenly Father, Grant us each day the desire to do our best, to grow mentally and morally as well as physically, to be kind and helpful to our classmates and teachers, to be honest with ourselves as well as with others. Help us to be good sports and smile when we lose as well as when we win. Teach us the value of true friendship. Help us always to conduct ourselves so as to bring credit to Cranston High School West. Amen.

It's really hard to see how anybody could object to that mural and file a lawsuit against it. It is ridiculous to think that when the Founding Fathers wrote the First Amendment they had any notion of banning such a mural from a school wall. Christians should wake up and realize that powerful forces are trying to ban any reference to God or Christianity from any public building or public space or public school. The First Amendment does not require that nonsense, and I urge you to study the mischief of supremacist judges so you can help in making sure that the Senate does not confirm nominations of any more judges to the federal courts who espouse such nonsense.

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