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Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Defying the ACLU

With so many things wrong with our public schools these days, this story gives me pure joy to tell.

My old Alma Mater had it’s graduation ceremonies this evening.

Last year, the ACLU sued the local school system because prayer was said at the graduation. When the ACLU found out that prayer was planned again for this year’s ceremony, they threatened to sue again. This spurred the students into action. The senior class voted to pray at graduation despite the ACLU, and several students got together to sell T-Shirts ahead of time that said “In Jesus’ Name” on the front and John 14:14 on the back “_If ye shall ask anything in My name, I will do it.” – JESUS.
Two of my adult sons, who are both alumni, attended the ceremonies and brought back this report:

There were several thousand people in attendance, including 400-500 of the T-shirts in the audience. The pledge of allegiance was said (including the “under God” part).

There was a student led invocation, in Jesus’ name, and a student led benediction in Jesus’ name – and in both prayers, when the “amen” was said, it was said by the whole auditorium in unison.

The valedictorian, in her commencement address, spoke about the most influential person in her life – the person that had been with her from her early days in school, who would be with her in college, and throughout the rest of her life – her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Again, the audience cheered and gave a standing ovation. At the end of the ceremonies, when the graduates removed their robes, there was a sea of Jesus t-shirts among them.

The ACLU can do little to the several thousand in attendance, so of course, they will go after whomever the law will permit them. But they lost this battle, regardless of the legal outcome. We need more of this spirit in this country today. When Christians unite and stand firm, we cannot be silenced. A few thousand people in a little high school in a southern town in Louisiana proved that tonight.

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At 10:52 PM, Blogger mommy zabs said...

it seems that often in the Bible where God's people are under any form of persecution (mild like this or intense like being killed) It only seems to cause them to multiply.

At 7:43 AM, Blogger Neil said...

I love it! Hopefully more schools will adopt that model and put the ACLU in their place. Even if the ACLU shuts down some public mentions of Jesus, if it generates hundreds of "private" mentions at the gathering then that will really tick the ACLU off.

At 8:27 AM, Blogger D.Daddio Al-Ozarka said...

That is inspirational, Ms. Green!

I'd like to link this. I've had some rather nasty God-deniars at my place lately, though and should ask your permission before doing so.

May I?

At 1:14 PM, Blogger Ms.Green said...

Link away, Daddio. If they get nasty, I'll delete them and turn comment moderation back on.

BTW - please email me - I've lost your email address!

At 3:23 PM, Blogger ELAshley said...

This is very good news! Would that EVERY like-minded school district had gumption enough to do the same.

Every knee bow, every tongue confess...

Can't wait.

At 6:08 PM, Blogger nanc said...


hang together or hang separately i always say.

At 9:23 PM, Blogger Erudite Redneck said...


And one day, before long, a bunch of Muslim Americans somewhere in this country will do the same -- and you will support it in the name of freedom of religion.


You *have* to now.


At 9:38 PM, Blogger Mark said...

We have freedom of religion in this country, so ER is right. We have to support Muslims who pray in school.

But unlike ER, I don't mind allowing them their right to pray in school. Er doesn't either, to tell the truth, as long as they are anything but Christian or Jews.

ER is a Christian who doesn't believe Christians have any rights in America. Go figure.

Prayer is peaceful. Terrorism isn't.

At 9:53 PM, Blogger Ms.Green said...

and you will support it in the name of freedom of religion.


You *have* to now.


I already do support freedom of religion. Always have - even when I was an agnostic.

I'm praying for the conversions of Muslims to the one true God through Jesus Christ.

At 9:55 PM, Blogger Ms.Green said...

Prayer is peaceful. Terrorism isn't.

True words, Mark. True words.

At 10:50 PM, Blogger Mark said...

It's long overdue, Mrs. Green, but I've added you to my blogroll. I only wish I had time to visit everyday.

At 8:36 AM, Blogger The Merry Widow said...

It's been a while, but you are very articulate. And I love the gumption of the students! Long may their tribe increase(Christian)!
Good morning, G*D bless and Maranatha!



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