Monday, August 17, 2009

What To Do About Prayer

I try to catch Huckabee on Saturday night. If I miss it then, I have a second and third chance on Sunday. This week, it was late Sunday night(after the 5 hour Cardinal game) that I watched it.

One of the segments had to do with a couple of educators(Mr Lay and Mr Freeman) somewhere in Florida who are being prosecuted by the ACLU for offering a blessing for a meal at a public gathering. These two men, one a principal and one a coach have a combined 70 years in education. If they are convicted, they will lose their jobs, pay a 5,000 dollar fine, serve some 'jail time' and lose their retirement.

This is a travesty! As Christians(and we are a Christian Nation, I don't care what President Obama says), we should not allow this type of persecution to happen. Where have we allowed people like Madelyn Murray O'Hare(may she never rest in peace) to take us? We are a country founded on Christian principles.

I understand that we aren't the only religion in this country. And even if I don't believe the way others do, I don't have a problem if they want to express themselves in prayer at a public place.
What ever happened to tolerance? It seems we Christians are the only ones showing any.

I have decided to send a dollar to these men via the Mike Huckabee show to express our support for them. I know that a dollar won't do much to help their legal defense, or to allow them to retire. That is if I'm the only one who sends one. But if everyone who reads this blog will send a dollar, and pass this post on to others who will do the same, maybe as a large group, we can make a difference. They go to trial in September. Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could have hundred's of thousands of envelopes to show how many Christians there are in this country who are willing to take a stand and show support?

I am sending my dollar to Gov Mike Huckabee % ABC Radio Networks/Citadel Broadcasting, 444 Madison Avenue, New York, New York 10022. Be sure to put a note in the envelope saying you support Mr Lay and Mr Freeman and make sure your return address is on the outside. We don't want anyone saying this was a mass mailing from one place. I proudly put Shirley Smith, 712 Catfish Drive, Lake City, AR 72437 on my envelope.

You have my permission to put a link back to this blog on your blog or in an email to anyone and everyone who might participate in this effort. I want to show the ACLU and Pres Obama that we are indeed a Christian Nation and that it is wrong to take prayer away from us, our children and future generations.

I hope you are having a great Monday. Pray for our country. Love one another.


Twisted Fencepost said...

I totally agree with you.
Who in the world would sue someone for wanting to say a prayer?!
Guess we're gonna have to stand up and start retaliating with suits against prayer to Allah or whoever. This is absolutely insane. We are a free country. Why are people being sued, fired, fined and sentenced for speaking their beliefs?!

Lena . . . said...

To answer the question you left over on my blog about visiting the Badlands - the best time to visit the Badlands and Medora is just about anytime with the exception of winter of course. The little town of Medora pretty much closes up during the winter, although everything stays open through the fall hunting season. Things get going on Memorial weekend and go full bore until Labor Day weekend. So anytime during the summer is nice, but late summer is the best as in August all the wild flowers are blooming. This year was exceptionally beautiful as the area has had record rains so things are greener than I've ever seen them in all the years I've traveled out there. Normally it's quite dry and brown by the end of summer. Make sure you make your hotel reservations early as the weekends are usually pretty booked up if you're looking for a weekend. A really fun place to stay is the Rough Rider Hotel - a hotel that was established during the time that Teddy Roosevelt stayed in Medora and is still in operation. It's been kept quite original and is a fun experience. Also, if you're interested in history make sure you tour the Chateau De Mores. Google it online and you'll get the entire history. He was a French marquis who was way ahead of his time in growing and transporting beef cattle. There's also a replica stagecoach that will take you on a trip down the Missouri river banks - quite an experience to see how people used to travel back then. It's a wonder they got anywhere. Hope you enjoy it and make sure you let me know when you go.

Brenda S Okie in Colorado said...

I agree with you as well. I received an email from my brother this morning that showed Norman Mattoon Thomas (Nov. 1884- Dec. 1968)a leading American Socialist, pacifist, and six-time presidential candidate for the Socialist Party of America. This is what he said in 1944!! "The American people will never knowingly adopt socilaism. But, under the name of 'liberalism,'they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program, until one day America will be a socialist nation, without knowing how it happened." He went on to say: "I no longer need to run as a Presidential Candidate for the Socialist Party. The Democrat Party has adopted our platform."
The American people had better wake up and be very scared. Why are we not standing up for what our country has always stood for? I am worried about my grandchildren's future.
Blessings to you.

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