A Texas high school´s on-site prayer room -- which serves as a spot where Muslim students can pray -- is stirring controversy. Liberty High School in Frisco established the room in 2009, but Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is concerned that the room may be off-limits to students of other religious denominations. He said in a letter Friday to the school district that any exclusion would be inconsistent with the First Amendment’s protection of religious liberty. A school district spokesman responded that the classroom is available to “students of all walks of life” in the afternoon when it is vacant.
Comments: Of course missing in action is the ACLU. This nation is forever changed. We will never, ever be the same again. All this quest for diversity from the leftists has caused nothing but upheaval. How terribly sad. Among many things, it made me wonder if they will be permitted to take away from education to go pray. Can you imagine if any Christian even thought to do this? They can´t even utter a word or a prayer without everyone´s hair starting on fire.
If it is First Amendment ´compliant´ then place a Christian cross in there, along with a Jewish Star of David, and of course, the moon god worshipers´ crescent moon symbol. Mark out the times that each can be in there and leave it at that. If fights break out, so be it. Muslims are the devil´s spawn.
I want every student to be able to pray in school. I wan´t schools to be available on off hours to scouts glee clubs and student religious activities covering their own incremental costs but using what I already paid for and would otherwise be wasted idle time. I don´t want to pay for a separate room in essence building a "church" within the school.
I don´t want any religious schedule interfering with the school day disrupting the education process for all.
We have schools like that in my country, extra infrastructure for religion, schedules working around prayer time my wife went to one they called it Catholic or something strange like that.
The public school didn´t provide the ashes on ash Wednesday but by golly the Catholic school kids got their ashes in one stop shopping, school/church.
Above all, these "want´s" are the purview of my local government where I can reach out and touch someone if need be. Let´s keep it that way.
FTA: "A school district spokesman responded that the classroom is available to “students of all walks of life” in the afternoon when it is vacant. The leader of a large Baptist church in Dallas told "Fox & Friends" Sunday that he is okay with the practice. “I believe as long as students had equal access to the room it’s not a First Amendment issue,” Pastor Robert Jeffress said.......Muslim-American Mustafa Tameez, a Democratic political consultant, told "Fox & Friends".......“In airports we have a chapel where people can go pray,” he said. “So it’s not necessarily just for Muslim students. It’s for anybody, anybody of faith that wants to use a room to communicate with their creator."
Yes, well, the problem is that the rooms that are supposed to be open for everyone often get taken over by Muslims, who hog the rooms and try to keep others out. This includes airports. I talked with a Christian woman who is a chaplain at Dulles Airport. She said this is exactly what happens. She also said the Muslims really don´t like it when Christians are singing in these rooms. They really hate singing.
Easy enough to test the premise that its okay because the room is for "any student who wants to communicate with his Creator" by having a group other than the Muslim students use the room for the pupose designated. Have cameras ready and film the resulting fireworks.
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Freedom Watch notifies congress of a “Deep State” intelligence community whistle blower, Dennis Montgomery, with hundreds of millions of documents showing CIA and FBI and Intelligence Committees were spying on, and conducting surveillance on, American citizens for political purposes. Mr. Montgomery is trying to use a legal “whistle-blower” process and not follow the same approach as Edward Snowden. (Photos/Copy of letter)