Public Prayer - A Must Read


I don't agree with Darwin, but I didn't go out and hire a lawyer when my high school teacher taught his theory of evolution.

Neither life, liberty, nor your pursuit of happiness will be endangered because someone says a 30 second prayer before a football game. What's the big deal? It's not like somebody is up there reading the entire book of Acts. They're just talking to a God they believe in and asking him to grant safety to the players on the field and the fans going home from the game.

"But it's a Christian prayer," some will argue. Yes, and this is the United States of America, a country founded because Christians wanted the freedom to practice their religion. Christian churches outnumber all others here, so what would you expect? Somebody chanting Hare Krishna?

If I went to a football game in Jerusalem, I would expect to hear a Jewish prayer.

If I went to a soccer game in Baghdad, I would expect to hear a Muslim prayer.

If I went to a ping pong match in China, I would expect to hear someone pray to Buddha.

I wouldn't be offended. It wouldn't bother me one bit. When in Rome...

"What about the atheists?" is another argument. What about them? Nobody is asking them to be baptized. We're not going to pass the collection plate. Just humor us for 30 seconds. If that's asking too much, bring an iPod or a pair of ear plugs. Go to the bathroom. Visit the concession stand. Call your lawyer. Unfortunately, one or two will make that call. One or two will tell thousands what they can and cannot do. I don't think a short prayer at a football game is going to shake the world's foundations.

Christians are tired of letting the courts strip us of all our rights. Our parents and grandparents taught us to pray before eating and before we go to sleep. Our Bible tells us to pray without ceasing. Now, a handful of people and their lawyers are telling us to cease praying. God, help us. If that last sentence offends you, well...just sue me.

The silent majority has been silent too long. It's time we tell these enemies of religious freedom, "You don't have to pray, you don't have to say the Pledge of Allegiance, and you don't have to believe in God or attend services that honor Him. That is your right, and we will honor your right, but you are no longer going to take our rights away. The God you have the right to denounce is on our side."

God bless us one and all, especially those who denounce Him.

God bless America, despite all her faults.

God bless our service men who are fighting to protect our right to pray and worship God.

May this be the year the silent majority is heard and we no longer need fear lawsuits for politely expressing our faith in public.

In God WE Trust!
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