The First Ball Game I Ever Liked

Thanks to “In His Hands” in Lexington Tennessee for the following…

                                Tennessee Football
 This is a statement that was read over
the PA sytem at the football game at Roane County High School, 
Kingston, Tennessee by school Principal, Jody McLeod.

"It has always been the custom at Roane County High School 
football games, to say a prayer and play the National
Anthem, to honor God and Country."

Due to a recent ruling by the Supreme Court, I am told that
saying a Prayer is a violation of Federal Case
Law. As I understand the law at this time, I can use this public
facility to approve of sexual perversion and call it "an alternate
life style," and if someone is offended, that's OK.

I can use it to condone sexual promiscuity, by dispensing condoms
and calling it, "safe sex." If someone is offended, that's OK.

I can even use this public facility to present the merits of
killing an unborn baby as a "viable! Means of birth control." 
If someone is offended, no problem...

I can designate a school day as "Earth Day" and involve students
in activities to worship religiously and
praise the goddess "Mother Earth" and call it "ecology.."

I can use literature, videos and presentations in the classroom
that depicts people with strong, traditional Christian convictions
as "simple minded" and "ignorant" and call it "enlightenment.."

However, if anyone uses this facility to honor GOD and to ask HIM 
to Bless this event with safety and good sportsmanship, then 
Federal Case Law is violated.

This appears to be inconsistent at best, and at worst, diabolical.
Apparently, we are to be tolerant of everything and anyone, except
GOD and HIS Commandments.

Nevertheless , as a school principal, I frequently ask staff and 
students to abide by rules with which they do not necessarily agree. 
For me to do otherwise would be inconsistent at best,
and at worst, hypocritical. I suffer from that affliction enough 
unintentionally. I certainly do not need to add an intentional 

For this reason, I shall "Render unto Caesar that which is Caesar's," 
and refrain from praying at this time.

" However, if you feel inspired to honor, praise and thank GOD and 
ask HIM,in the name of JESUS, to Bless this event, please feel 
free to do so.. As far as I know, that's not against the law----yet."

One by one, the people in the stands bowed their heads, held hands 
with one another and began to pray.

They prayed in the stands. They prayed in the team huddles. They 
prayed at the concession stand and they prayed in the Announcer's Box!

The only place they didn't pray was in the Supreme Court of the 
United States of America- the Seat of "Justice" in the "one nation, 
under GOD."

What does God have for you...just around the corner?


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