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Since the Pledge of Allegiance


The Lord's Prayer

Are not allowed in most

Public schools anymore

Because the word 'God' is mentioned.....

A kid in Arizona wrote the attached

NEW School prayer:

Now I sit me down in school

Where praying is against the rule

For this great nation under God

Finds mention of Him very odd.

If scripture now the class recites,

It violates the Bill of Rights.

And anytime my head I bow

Becomes a Federal matter now.

Our hair can be purple, orange or green,

That's no offense; it's a freedom scene..

The law is specific, the law is precise.

Prayers spoken aloud are a serious vice.

For praying in a public hall

Might offend someone with no faith at all..

In silence alone we must meditate,

God's name is prohibited by the state.

We're allowed to cuss and dress like freaks,

And pierce our noses, tongues and cheeks...

They've outlawed guns, but FIRST the Bible.

To quote the Good Book makes me liable.

We can elect a pregnant Senior Queen,

And the 'unwed daddy,' our Senior King.

It's 'inappropriate' to teach right from wrong,

We're taught that such 'judgments' do not belong..

We can get our condoms and birth controls,
Study witchcraft, vampires and totem poles..

But the Ten Commandments are not allowed,
No word of God must reach this crowd.

It's scary here I must confess,

When chaos reigns the school's a mess.

So, Lord, this silent plea I make:

Should I be shot; My soul please take!


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Feb 2 @ 1:04AM  
Since the Pledge of Allegiance


The Lord's Prayer

Are not allowed in most

Public schools anymore
You may ask where I've been but is this really true or is this a joke ? If what I quoted is true that's about a bunch of bull. I take that this kid is over ten or in the teens talking about condoms & birth control.

Feb 2 @ 1:12AM  
Flavor Buster, It's a true story written by a 15year old teen! Sad what this country is coming to!!!

Feb 2 @ 1:34AM  
I hear ya Hog !!!! It is sad & a damned shame that outsiders & I do say that with pride can get the support of our own government to get their way. I could go on & on but the foreigners have taken the field so to speak.

Feb 2 @ 1:55AM  
I couldn't find anything on Snopes about it one way or another as to whether it was true or not.

Feb 2 @ 2:00AM  
When I went into Snopes and did a search for New School Prayer I found it. The authenticity cannot be verified but versions of it have been around since Clinton was President, so it is hardly new.

Feb 2 @ 2:07AM  
All I can tell you is is was written by some 15 year old kid in Arizona!

Feb 2 @ 2:25AM  
Don't worry yourselt WoW I dought we would be able to get it past congress any how.

Feb 2 @ 10:55AM  
Yeah, political correctness gone haywire. It's sad really when people are felt to be made pariah's if they try to pray out in public or even say the word God and wondering if the person next to them is going to cry foul.

Whatever happened to just respecting a person's beliefs?

Feb 2 @ 1:23PM doesn't matter who wrote it or when. It is a fact jack and when I started public school in AZ in 1973 we didn't say the pledge at the beginning of home room...hell, everyone was too stoned. Even if we did, no one would be able to remember. ....oh...I didn't get stoned till after class, just in case ya wondered....

Feb 2 @ 1:51PM  
I may be wrong about this especially in the particulars, but as I recall the pledge of allegiance was scrapped due violating the beliefs of some religions. The Jehovahs Witnesses were one as I recall.

I for one do not support a ritual of prayer in public schools. There are plenty of opportunities to pray quietly without it being an organized event.

Feb 2 @ 2:54PM  
My take on equality is very serious...
Within our government and only with in it are we all equal. Tolerance of whatever is within the law is key to our freedom and rights as well as protection of the law. We are free to practice our religion or not as we choose, but none of the organized religions should be given priority to the detriment of another.

I remember saying the Pledge of Allegiance in school. As trite as it may seem to some, it gave my goose bumps to say it... just as singing our National Anthem.

As much as I am for religious tolerance, I am weary of political correctness.
One can face east towards Mecca on a prayer rug and I'll support your right to do so, but I will not tolerate you spitting on my religious practices or lack of it.

I could say more, but it's time for me to put a sock in it!

Feb 2 @ 5:22PM  
That was great Mr. hog, have a green cookie

Feb 2 @ 11:51PM  
Between 1924 and 1954, the Pledge of Allegiance was worded:

"I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands; one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."
In 1954, during the McCarthy era and communism scare, Congress passed a bill, which was signed into law, to add the words "under God." The current Pledge reads:

"I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands; one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."
The Pledge is recited, on average, tens of millions of times a day -- largely by students in schools across America.

History of the Pledge of Allegiance:
The Pledge was originally written in 1892-AUG by Francis Bellamy (1855 - 1931). He was an American, a Baptist minister, and an active Socialist. He included some of the concepts of his first cousin, Edward Bellamy, who wrote a number of socialist utopian novels, such as Looking Backward (1888) and Equality (1897). In its original form, it read:

"I pledge allegiance to my Flag and the Republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."
It was first published in a children's magazine Youth's Companion, in 1892 to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Columbus' arrival in the Americas. 4 The word "to" was added before "the Republic" in 1892-OCT. He considered including the word "equality" in the pledge, but decided against it because he knew that many Americans at the time were opposed to equality for women and African-Americans. Opposition to equality continues today; a sizeable minority of American adults remain opposed to equal rights for women, gays and lesbians, and transsexuals.

By 1924, the "National Flag Conference, under the leadership of the American Legion and the Daughters of the American Revolution, changed the Pledge's words, 'my Flag,' to 'the Flag of the United States of America.' Francis Bellamy disliked this change, but his protest was ignored." 3

Most Jehovah's Witness children refuse to acknowledge the flag. In 1940, the U.S. Supreme Court denied children the right of freedom of speech. The court ruled that school boards could compel their students to recite the Pledge. The court reversed itself three years later. 4

In 1953, the Roman Catholic men's group, the Knights of Columbus mounted a campaign to add the words "under God" to the Pledge. The nation was suffering through the height of the cold war, and the McCarthy communist witch hunt. Partly in reaction to these factors, a reported 15 resolutions were initiated in Congress to change the pledge. They got nowhere until Rev. George Docherty (1911 - 2008) preached a sermon that was attended by President Eisenhower and the national press corps on 1954-FEB-7. His sermon said in part:

"Apart from the mention of the phrase 'the United States of America,' it could be the pledge of any republic. In fact, I could hear little Muscovites repeat a similar pledge to their hammer-and-sickle flag in Moscow."
After the service, President Eisenhower said that he agreed with the sermon. In the following weeks, the news spread, and public opinion grew. Three days later, Senator Homer Ferguson, (R-MI), sponsored a bill to add God to the Pledge. It was approved as a joint resolution 1954-JUN-8. It was signed into law on Flag Day, JUN-14. President Eisenhower said at the time:

"From this day forward, the millions of our schoolchildren will daily proclaim in every city and town, every village and rural schoolhouse, the dedication of our nation and our people to the Almighty." 4
With the addition of "under God" to the Pledge, it became both "a patriotic oath and a public prayer...Bellamy's granddaughter said he also would have resented this second change." 3

The change was partly motivated by a desire to differentiate between communism, which promotes Atheism, and Western capitalistic democracies, which were at least nominally Christian. The phrase "Atheistic Communists" has been repeated so many times that the public has linked Atheism with communism; the two are often considered synonymous. Many consider Atheism as unpatriotic and "un-American" as communism.

Most communists, worldwide, are Atheists. But, in North America, the reverse is not true; most Atheists are non-communists. Although there are probably many Atheist and Humanist legislators at the federal and state levels, few if any are willing to reveal their beliefs, because of the intense prejudice against persons holding these belief systems.

The U.S. Supreme Court declined to review this change to the Pledge. The Court has commented in passing on the motto saying that:

"[o]ur previous opinions have considered in dicta the motto and the pledge [of allegiance], characterizing them as consistent with the proposition that government may not communicate an endorsement of religious belief." [Allegheny, 492 U.S.]

Feb 3 @ 12:00AM  
Congress passed the legislation and Eisenhower signed a bill into law on Flag Day, June 14, 1954, that officially made the words "Under God" into the Pledge of Allegiance.

So it has only been < 56 years since Under God has been in the Pledge... Our founding Fathers were very careful to keep a seperation of Church and State they did this because of religious persecution from England, France as well as Spain where the church said Jump and one always replied with how high..there was a method to the madness which I find annoying now that so many want to go back to..

Feb 3 @ 8:10PM  
I hear ya, Hog. Don't ya hate P.C. in todays world?

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