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Speaker Of The House And Prayer

Lady at my church said she heard new Speaker Of House state she wanted to take all prayer out of public schools. Did anybody else hear this? No matter what lies ahead for US christians, do believe God is using all that's happening to fulfill his Will, future coming of Jesus.

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 ---EJ on 11/12/06
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Nancy Pelosi, who is present speaker of the House is Jewish, do not know whether or not she is Orthodox, conservative or reform. So it is quite possible that she would make this statement. As a former schoolteacher I am against prayer in school also, but my reason is because of equal opportunity for other religions to pray also. I also believe that religious training should start at home.
---mima on 10/4/08

we are slowly headed towards the end times under the guise of acceptance and peace.

2Th 2:3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for [that day shall not come], except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;

in the last 100 years there has been a great falling away and it still continues. so the anit-Christ will be revealed.
---tony on 10/3/08

I did'nt hear/read that statement, but I believe before [her] their 1st reality or gut check becomes self evident in dealing with our problems at home & abroad, you'll know why 'dodo' birds are extinct. Finger pointing, disrepect & name calling helping our enemies is easy [no wonder our enemies claimed to be winning right after our elections & increased their attacks!], but like it [her/them] or not we'll have to pray for everybody, scripturely, especially our military & their moral!
---bob6749_[Elishama] on 11/28/06

Clay, the Supreme Court does not "forbid prayer in school." The Supreme Court ruled that the School cannot sponser the prayer. There is NOTHING in the law that says a student cannot pray on their own.
---NurseRobert on 11/15/06

EJ, please inform the "lady at church" that bearing false witness is a sin. Gossip is totally useless and harmful.
---NurseRobert on 11/15/06

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or
prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech,
or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to
petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
---wayne on 11/14/06

Prayer starts at home. If the children and the parents aren't praying at home, then stop fretting over people taking prayer out of schools. but they have done away with people praying in schools because of one lady saying it isn't good for the one whom serve a different God and for the ones whom don't believe in God.
---Rebecca_D on 11/14/06

Clay: The U.S. Supreme Court interprets the Consititution and they say that the Constitution does not allow mandatory prayer in public schools.
---Madison1101 on 11/14/06

Madison, the constitution does not forbid prayer in school. The US Supreme Court forbids prayer in school. The const. says CONGRESS shall make no law. . .
---clay on 11/14/06

Rumors are running rampant as usual right after an election.
---Susie on 11/13/06

**For those who would say we should have organized prayer, whose prayers should we pray, the Hindus', the Jews', the Muslims', or Christians'? Where in the Constitution is this guaranteed?**

Well put, Madison.

As I've pointed out, some people are assuming that all prayers in schools will be Christian, and specifically evangelical Christian devotions.

Would parents here want their children forced to attend rites of non-Christian religions?
---Jack on 11/13/06

I did not even know pray was allowed in school I thought it was "silent moment" or do you even mean Christian schools? I did not hear that but nothing surprises me any more.
---Jeanne on 11/13/06

That is just hogwash.

From MediaMatters: "Steinhauer's assertion that Pelosi "favors ... schools without prayer" is without basis. Pelosi has never stated that students should not be allowed to pray in school. Rather, she has voted against federal legislation mandating times of prayer during the school day. (cont)
---Madison1101 on 11/12/06

2: For instance, on November 15, 2001, she voted against H.C.R. 239, a bill "[e]xpressing the sense of Congress that schools in the United States should set aside a sufficient period of time to allow children to pray for, or quietly reflect on behalf of, the Nation during this time of struggle against the forces of international terrorism."
---Madison1101 on 11/12/06

Pelosi is opposed to organized prayer, as am I. Students have the Constitutional right to pray as they wish, independent of teacher supervision. There is no need to mandate prayer in public schools and it is a violation of the Constitution.

For those who would say we should have organized prayer, whose prayers should we pray, the Hindus', the Jews', the Muslims', or Christians'? Where in the Constitution is this guaranteed?
---Madison1101 on 11/12/06

By "all prayer" does she mean voluntary student-led prayer? This is legal

As far as required devotions, this was settled over 30 years ago by the Supreme Court decision.

Of course, as one wag put it, as long as there are surprise math tests, there will always be prayer in schools.
---Jack on 11/12/06

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