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January 27, 2012

Taking God Out of the Public, Again

by Rev. A. J. Iovine

A teenager in Rhode Island is facing a huge community backlash for leading an effort to remove a prayer that hanged in an elementary school for nearly a half century. I think the community should shun this young lady and teach her that her rights are not more important than the rest of the community. The New York Times this morning describes the prayer:

“Our Heavenly Father,” the prayer begins, “grant us each day the desire to do our best, to grow mentally and morally as well as physically, to be kind and helpful.” It goes on for a few more lines before concluding with “Amen.”

Of course, we do not want the children of our society to do their best, to grow mentally and morally as well as physically as long as we say the words, “Our Heavenly Father” or “Amen.”

This is yet another sad example of an activist court that tries to purge the mention of a generic God in the public square. People of faith and the #church need to stand up and fight for their rights to speak of God in public.

New York Times story link:

Rhode Island City Enraged Over School Prayer Lawsuit
A girl’s successful lawsuit to have a prayer removed from her high school has roiled the heavily Roman Catholic city of Cranston, where residents are appealing the decision.

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Taking God Out of the Public, Again

by Rev. A. J. Iovine

A teenager in Rhode Island is facing a huge community backlash for leading an effort to remove a prayer that hanged in an elementary school for nearly a half century. I think the community should shun this young lady and teach her that her rights are not more important than the rest of the community. The New York Times this morning describes the prayer:

“Our Heavenly Father,” the prayer begins, “grant us each day the desire to do our best, to grow mentally and morally as well as physically, to be kind and helpful.” It goes on for a few more lines before concluding with “Amen.”

Of course, we do not want the children of our society to do their best, to grow mentally and morally as well as physically as long as we say the words, “Our Heavenly Father” or “Amen.”

This is yet another sad example of an activist court that tries to purge the mention of a generic God in the public square. People of faith and the #church need to stand up and fight for their rights to speak of God in public.

New York Times story link:

Rhode Island City Enraged Over School Prayer Lawsuit
A girl’s successful lawsuit to have a prayer removed from her high school has roiled the heavily Roman Catholic city of Cranston, where residents are appealing the decision.

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