In America, it isn’t Democracy that matters or the wishes of the majority- it’s the whiny minority and the tyrannical power which they enjoy which sets policy.
A federal judge ruled Wednesday (Jan. 11) in favor of a teenage atheist who sought the removal of a prayer banner from her Rhode Island high school. Attorneys for Jessica Ahlquist, 16, argued that a banner on display in Cranston High School West’s auditorium titled “School Prayer” and addressing “Our Heavenly Father” is a violation of the Constitution and the Supreme Court’s 1962 decision banning state-mandated prayer in school. Lawyers for the school district argued that the banner had hung in the school since the 1960s and was more secular than sacred.
It’s a banner, not an altar. But naturally Mr Feckless Judge, bereft of sense, sided with the whiny atheist teenybopper.
U.S. District Judge Ronald Lagueux disagreed and ruled that the banner should be removed immediately. He also upbraided school officials for holding community meetings about the mural that “at times resembled a religious revival.” At one meeting, several school officials read from the Bible or declared their faith. Ahlquist needed a police escort to leave one meeting. “I am hopeful that this case can be looked back on in the future and encourage others to stand up for their rights as well,” Ahlquist said from the Providence office of the American Civil Liberties Union, which represented her.
I’m sure Miss Atheist would never misrepresent what happened at the school so as to ‘make her case’ either. Revivals don’t happen at schools. If they did, kids like this one would be learning rather than spending her time whining.
Ahlquist had to leave Cranston High School West due to threats, but said she is considering a return.
Ok no one should have threatened her. That’s inappropriate. And counterproductive. Instead of threatening her they should instead have held a prayer meeting outside her house, on the sidewalk, every morning before school and every day after.
Rob Boston of Americans United for Separation of Church and State hailed the ruling as “a 40-page slam dunk.”
Rob Boston… also known as Boston Rob? Yet another of the angry atheist mob who wield power through idiot judges who don’t know the difference between the First Amendment and a mop handle.
Christians across the country ought to vote out these activist judges who have taken it upon themselves to write law rather than enforce it. And if they can’t be voted out, the politicians who appoint them certainly can be. It’s sickening to see the whiny minority dictate policy time after time. Sickening.
[NB- The neologism ‘Whinority’ is the sole property of Thomas Bolin (and myself) and may only be used with express verbal permission. Violators will be scorned].