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Good work Principal Jody McLeod in Kingston, Tn

in Political & Legal Tue Dec 21, 2010 2:36 pm
by samD | 534 Posts

This is a statement that was read over the
PA system at the football game at RoaneCounty
High School , Kingston , Tennessee by
school Principal, Jody McLeod



"It has always been the custom at Roane County
High School football games, to say a prayer and
play the National Anthem, to honor God and
Country."

Due to a recent ruling by the Supreme Court,
I am told that saying a Prayer is a violation
of Federal Case Law. As I understand the law at
this time, I can use this public facility to
approve of sexual perversion and call it "an
alternate life style," and if someone is
offended, that's OK.

I can use it to condone sexual promiscuity,
by dispensing condoms and calling it, "safe sex."
If someone is offended, that's
OK.

I can even use this public facility to present
the merits of killing an unborn baby as a "viable!
means of birth control." If someone is offended,
no problem...

I can designate a school day as "Earth Day"
and involve students in activities to worship
religiously and praise the goddess "Mother
Earth" and call it
"ecology.."

I can use literature, videos and presentations
in the classroom that depicts people with strong,
traditional Christian convictions as "simple
minded" and "ignorant" and call it
"enlightenment.."

However, if anyone uses this facility to honor
GOD and to ask HIM to Bless this event with safety
and good sportsmanship, then Federal Case Law
is violated.

This appears to be inconsistent at best, and
at worst, diabolical.

Apparently, we are to be tolerant of everything
and anyone, except GOD and HIS
Commandments.

Nevertheless , as a school principal, I frequently
ask staff and students to abide by rules with
which they do not necessarily agree. For me to
do otherwise would be inconsistent at best, and
at worst, hypocritical. I suffer from that affliction
enough unintentionally. I certainly do not need
to add an intentional
transgression.

For this reason, I shall "Render unto Caesar
that which is Caesar's," and refrain from praying
at this time.

" However, if you feel inspired to honor, praise
and thank GOD and ask HIM,in the name of JESUS,
to Bless this event, please feel free to do
so.. As
far as I know, that's not against the law----yet."

One by one, the people in the stands bowed
their heads, held hands with one another and began
to pray.

They prayed in the stands. They prayed in the
team huddles. They prayed at the concession stand
and they prayed in the Announcer's
Box!

The only place they didn't pray was in the
Supreme Court of the United States of America-
the Seat of "Justice" in the "one nation, under
GOD."

Somehow, Kingston , Tennessee Remembered what
so many have forgotten. We are given the Freedom
OF Religion, not the
Freedom FROM
Religion. Praise
GOD that HIS remnant remains!


لن أستسلم لموتُ لالاس "I will not submit.Death to Islam!"

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RE: Good work Principal Jody McLeod in Kingston, Tn

in Political & Legal Tue Dec 21, 2010 3:06 pm
by Manu2014 | 75 Posts

Amen! God Bless Her. I am assuming it is a her...


Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth. Thoreau

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RE: Good work Principal Jody McLeod in Kingston, Tn

in Political & Legal Wed Dec 22, 2010 5:43 am
by HKBauer | 128 Posts

Well played!

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RE: Good work Principal Jody McLeod in Kingston, Tn

in Political & Legal Wed Dec 22, 2010 11:46 am
by HampsterW | 461 Posts

Amen! Now there is a true Educator !


Change that you can truly believe in comes from the barrel of a gun!..........Greg AZ........Check! Check! Check!

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RE: Good work Principal Jody McLeod in Kingston, Tn

in Political & Legal Wed Dec 22, 2010 5:20 pm
by LLE | 101 Posts

The english language can be very tricky, at times. While Principal McLeod's PA speech was inspiring and thought-provoking, one of the thoughts it provoked for me was the following: The constitution provides for freedom "OF" religion---that is, we are free to practice religion as we see fit, so long as we are not infringing on the rights of others. However, what could be the meaning behind the statement that we have not been given "freedom FROM religion"? If one were to read this statement carefully, one might think the writer did not understand the provisions of the constitution clearly. Standing by itself, that statement seems to indicate that we all have to pick SOME religion, and practice it, or be in violation. Such a meaning is clearly in-valid. Go back to "freedom OF religion", and be reminded that freedom of religion means the right to practice any religion or NO religion as we see fit, as long as we are not infringing upon the rights of others. So I would ask Principal McLeod to tell us what "freedom from religion" means to him/her, in relation to the provisions of the constitution.

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