Friday, September 18, 2009

Florida school officials in prayer case could get jail time

(CNN) -- Two Florida school administrators were due to appear in federal court Thursday to face contempt charges for saying a prayer at a school luncheon.

Frank Lay, principal of Pace High School in Pace, Florida, and school athletic director Robert Freeman are accused of violating a consent decree banning employees of Santa Rosa County schools from endorsing religion.


Prayer in public school promoted by the principal. Were this Afghanistan, Iran or Saudi Arabia there would be no issue at all. Of course the 'principals' of those Taliban/Muslim nations would lead the children in prayers. Why not?

No doubt the odd American religious right have their panties all in knots over this issue in Pace High School. The oh-so righteous fundamentalists 'believe' that ours is a Christian nation and, as such, Christian prayers are not only permissible in school, but necessary.

Odd stuff. Odd people. But, you already know this.

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