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megimoo
03-14-2011, 02:26 PM
" Many Outraged Over Tench Tilghman Elementary/Middle School's Prayer Service Held Before Tests"
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BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Getting higher test scores with a little bit of prayer is one local school’s strategy to passing tests......The American Civil Liberties Union is crying foul for organized prayer in the public school.


http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2011/03/14/many-outraged-over-prayer-sevice-held-before-tests/

fettpett
03-14-2011, 03:03 PM
but I thought that the ACLU was all for 1st Amendment protections!



at lest thats what Nova said

Starbuck
03-14-2011, 08:10 PM
Prayer meeting was held on a Saturday.

I see no harm. And no benefit. It's Baltimore. Those kids haven't a prayer.:rolleyes:

MrsSmith
03-14-2011, 10:37 PM
Prayer meeting was held on a Saturday.

I see no harm. And no benefit. It's Baltimore. Those kids haven't a prayer.:rolleyes:

Seriously!! Why is this even a problem? Anyone that was afraid their kid would "catch" Christianity by actually hearing a prayer could just keep the kid home! It isn't about separation of church and state or the ACLU wouldn't be using the state to criminalize religious speech.

Novaheart
03-14-2011, 11:35 PM
Seriously!! Why is this even a problem?

But when the ACLU learned a teacher had questioned the principal’s right to ask her to distribute fliers for the Saturday service, it asked the school to stop the practice immediately.

"Organizing prayer rallies is not an appropriate role for public school administrators and teachers," said ACLU Attorney David Rocah, who points out that a copy of the flier clearly mentions God and references to three separate verses from the Bible, "A prayer service, in general, is exclusionary not only to those who may not be Christian, but also to those who are not believers at all and there are plenty of those here in Baltimore and throughout the country."

djones520
03-15-2011, 04:18 AM
But when the ACLU learned a teacher had questioned the principal’s right to ask her to distribute fliers for the Saturday service, it asked the school to stop the practice immediately.

"Organizing prayer rallies is not an appropriate role for public school administrators and teachers," said ACLU Attorney David Rocah, who points out that a copy of the flier clearly mentions God and references to three separate verses from the Bible, "A prayer service, in general, is exclusionary not only to those who may not be Christian, but also to those who are not believers at all and there are plenty of those here in Baltimore and throughout the country."

Is it any more exclusionary then football tryouts?

People don't like football, are they felt left out because they decided not to attend?