Monday, June 19, 2006

Jesus not allowed

My question to you secularists is, how can you be offended by something you don't believe in? Are you offended by the tooth fairy also? Dragons maybe? How about hobbits, I know I've always found them to be personally offensive, smelly too. C'mon people, get a grip:

The message was nearly silenced when valedictorian Miriam Cattanach submitted her speech to school officials. She was swiftly informed that any reference to religion, God or Jesus must be expunged.

Thankfully, Miriam and her family are fighters. They contacted the Orlando-based Liberty Counsel, which is headed by Mathew Staver. Liberty Counsel has been involved in many similar cases and has helped many students win their rights of religious expression.

Mr. Staver quickly sent off a letter to the superintendent and school principal, informing them that their attempt to censor Miriam's speech was wholly unconstitutional. (This is a message that a multitude of uninformed school officials need to understand.)

Ahem, and I quote:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof

What part of "or prohibiting the free exercise thereof" do they not understand? If you don't believe in God then you simply don't pay attention during the speech. Nobody's forcing you to pray. Instead, put on makeup, talk on the phone, pick your nose or just sit there and drool for a while. It doesn't matter, but that fact is you're rights are not being violated by someone mentioning God or Jesus in a speach. Grow up for crying out loud.