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Issue 185, June 3, 2011 From Homeschool Helpers In association with Pass It On Ministries
By Dan L. White Subscribe to this free e-newsletter. A Texas judge has ordered a Texas high school not to have prayer at their graduation ceremony. That's not unusual, is it? Judges have been making rulings like that for decades now. What is unusual is the extreme extent of this ruling. A couple filed a lawsuit to prevent the school from having a prayer in its graduation. Why did they do that? They did it just to force their anti-Christ religious beliefs on everyone else. Some people love the God of the Bible. Some people hate the God of the Bible. Both are religious beliefs. There is this absurd idea about religion and science in America. If you believe in the God of the Bible, that is considered a religious belief and the judges have forbidden that it be taught or allowed in any way in the government schools. If you do not believe in the God of the Bible, that is not considered a religious belief, but is said to be science. Therefore that belief can be taught and allowed in the government schools. Almost everybody in America has accepted that premise: believing in God is religious; not believing in God is not religious. The deepest religious position you can have is to believe in Yahweh the God of the Bible and Y'shua Christ his son. The second deepest religious position you can have is not to believe in God and Christ. Both are religious beliefs. The public schools don't teach the former and do teach the latter. The religion they teach is anti-Christ – against Christ.
And in Texas a couple sued to prevent people from shoving God down their throats, so now they have succeeded in shoving their anti-God beliefs and practices down everyone else's throat. Once an anti-Christ position is taken, logically it has to be carried to a complete extreme. If God must be removed a little bit, then eventually God must be removed totally, not just from the schools, but from the workplaces, the general society, and from each individual home. That is where all this is leading. The Texas judge said that the suing family would "suffer irreparable harm" if a prayer is offered at graduation. Irreparable harm. Not only that, but the judge said that such harm would occur if anyone prayed in the ceremony. Therefore the judge's order includes the prohibition of certain specific words. A Fox News article says that the judge forbid anyone in the school graduation to use these words: “join in prayer,” “bow their heads,” “amen,” and “prayer.” He also ordered the school district to remove the terms “invocation” and “benediction” from the graduation program. “These terms shall be replaced with ‘opening remarks’ and ‘closing remarks,'” the judge’s order stated. His ruling also prohibits anyone from saying, “in [a deity’s name] we pray.” Can you see such a graduation ceremony in your mind? Certain people there are going to be scrutinizing every word that every speaker says, watching for speech crimes. Some will even be spying on private conversations between people, to bring a possible complaint because individuals are expressing a belief in God. If a parent has a child walk across the stage and bows a head in silent prayer for that child, will such action result in that parent being imprisoned? If a child accepts the diploma and the parent says "Amen" after that, which is Hebrew for "so be it," is that a criminal offense? If not now, it will be. The Texas attorney general said that such a ruling turns the school officials into "speech police." He said that such a ruling is "an ongoing attempt to purge God from the public setting while at the same time demanding from the courts an increased yielding to all things atheist and agnostic." James Madison, a home schooled student, is considered the Father of the Constitution, in that he had more effect on its writing than any other individual. He said this in 1788, a year after the Constitution was written. "As the courts are generally the last in making the decision [on laws], it results
to them, by refusing or not refusing to execute a law, to stamp it with its final character. This makes the judiciary dept paramount in fact to the Legislature, which was never intended, and can never be proper." And that is how a small number of Godless, minutiae minded lawyers have changed the course of America. The ultimate problem here is the centralized authority that the government public school system has in our nation. Because of human nature, any centralized government, whether political or religious, will always lead to evil. Judges have been making rulings like this one in Texas for threequarters of a century. People complain about them and then go along with them. If America is to survive as a free nation, that is, to have the freedom to worship God individually, they must end this education tyranny, where nine out of ten young people are controlled by the public schools, where they are taught the religion of that couple in Texas. The Texas judge said that his royal decree on speech rules will be “enforced by incarceration or other sanctions for contempt of Court if not obeyed by District official (sic) and their agents.” He has that power only as long as people go to his schools. Each parent who sends his children to the government schools gives the liberals that power. The liberals are using their power in the schools to indoctrinate young America with their religion and so build the basis for removing God totally from the country.