South Texas judge bans prayer at high school graduation

South Texas judge bans prayer at high school graduation
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POSTED: Wednesday, June 1, 2011 - 11:55am

UPDATED: Friday, June 3, 2011 - 6:00pm

A federal judge in South Texas has banned public prayer at a high school graduation ceremony after the agnostic parents of a senior went to court.

The ruling from Chief U.S. District Judge Fred Biery in San Antonio came as Medina Valley High School in Castroville prepares for Saturday's graduation.

Biery's order, released Tuesday, was in response to a lawsuit filed by Christa and Danny Schultz on behalf of their son, Corwin, to block use of prayer. The judge says speakers cannot call on audience members to bow their heads, join in prayer or say "amen."

Assistant Superintendent Chris Martinez says school officials will follow the order against public prayer, but they do not believe the district has done anything wrong.

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Had to look long and hard to find out that William Jefferson Blythe Clinton was the idiot who nomiinated this judge to the Federal Bench. Thank God for the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals for overturning this biased Judge's actions.

This is outrageous! How long will Christians take this sitting down? Is it not time to get up and fight for what we believe in? We are sending our troops overseas fighting for some else, while our rights back home are being stripped away. Come on Christians stand up for what you believe in. Call on God though prayer - maybe it's time for Christians to take to the streets. Who found this country the heathens or Christians? Who bled and died for this country? Who were the founding fathers? Whe

This is outrageous! How long will Christians take this sitting down? Is it not time to get up and fight for what we believe in? We are sending our troops overseas fighting for some else, while our rights back home are being stripped away. Come on Christians stand up for what you believe in. Call on God though prayer - maybe it's time for Christians to take to the streets. Who found this country the heathens or Christians? Who bled and died for this country? Who were the founding fathers? Whe

Pretty sad when one person can raise a stink about their own values and all of a sudden it becomes a ruling. All this goes to back giving people a voice and those same people running with it (literally, into the ground).

When will the True Believers stand up and let their voice (s) be heard?!?!?

We are standing up, but the govenment is squelching our voices. We are the only ones who are not allowed to voice our beliefs.

How pathetic our country has become. The common ordinary citizens here speak wisdom. However our federal judges cant tell right from wrong. What is it going to take before we realize what some of these idiot judges are doing to this country?

When they say "bow your heads, let's pray," it is not an order to everyone within hearing. It is a request for those that want to join in. I'm tired of these liberals forcing their views on everyone else. If you don't want to bow your head or pray, then DON'T! Nobody is holding a gun to your head and saying "pray or I shoot." If the majority of the people want to pray, then let them. The majority voted for Obama, and even though I don't agree with it, he's still the president.

I highly doubt anybody was forced to pray before they went to court so what was the point? Really? People are so stupid they want their right not to pray but they want to take our right to pray away..
I don't get that. I have never seen somebody forced to pray yet these people are determined to waste the time of our courts to go through these cases for what? to get a point across?
Such idiots. Sorry but yes that's how I see it. Unless they were forced to pray then what is the point?

"Banned" is definitely the wrong word here. The students can still get up and speak at the podium about their faith, heck they can pray on stage if they want to, they just can't ask anyone else to do it.

Baned is exactly the right word. When you are told that you cannot do something, then it is banned or illegal. Stop playing liberal word plays. "It's not a mandate, it's a tax." Why is it wrong for Christians to do what they believe in, but everyone else can force their views on the public?

Amen to that!!!!! They can build what they want to build and say what they want to say. May God have mercy on this country!!!!!

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