…the Supreme Court’s cases involving the religion clauses are hopelessly complicated and riddled with inconsistent conclusions. But there is one conclusion we can draw: The Supreme Court has simply abolished your right to the free exericse of your religion in public. And unless the courts are called to account on this, religious freedom in this country is seriously damaged.
(Mark Levin, Men in Black, pgs. 35-36)
If you are a “School Official” for Santa Rosa County School system, your religious freedom is much more than seriously damaged; it is nonexistent while at work. The federal court consent order states if a school official is “present at a School event, then they are present in their official capacity.”
So what does that mean? It means while operating in your “official capacity” as an employee of the Santa Rosa County School district, you are no longer afforded your First Amendment rights as a United States citizen. In effect, while operating in your “official capacity” you are not a US citizen for all intents and purposes.
Now wait a minute Bro Dave, you’re being just a little melodramatic.
As a United States citizen, am I or am I not afforded all the rights and privileges of the US Constitution, including all amendments?
If “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…” then how can a federal judge and the subversive ACLU, with the acquiescence of the school board, arbitrarily prohibit hundreds of American citizens the right to bow their head in silent prayer in front of students?
If a school official is asked by a student if Jesus Christ is their Lord and Savior, are they allowed to answer in the affirmative?
Section 8, paragraph (e) of the consent orders states:
School Officials shall not orally express personal religious beliefs to students during or in conjunction with instructional time or a School Event.
So a student noticed a teacher attending the same church Sunday past and at a Friday night football game, at a school event, the student asks the teacher, “Are you a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ?”
The teacher answers, “Why yes I am a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ and I love our church, and oh look we just scored a touchdown!”
If another student or faculty member overhears the conversation and reports the teacher, is this teacher in violation of the consent order?
Jesus said the following chilling words as recorded in Luke’s Gospel (9:26):
“For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words, of him the Son of Man will be ashamed when He comes in His own glory, and in His Fatherâ€™s, and of the holy angels.”
This has nothing to do with the Lay and Freeman case!
I’m not talking about their case.
Their case is one in many I see in the future because of this consent order.
The consent order requires Christians to deny the Lord Jesus Christ before men while operating in their capacity as a “School Official.”
Today’s judicial activists and their cronies at the ACLU would have you believe that we are a secular nation. History books to this day record Patrick Henry’s famous “Give me liberty or give me death.”
What American history needs to teach once again are these words from Patrick Henry:
It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religions, but on the Gospel of Jesus Christ. For this very reason peoples of other faiths have been afforded asylum, prosperity, and freedom of worship here.”
One can only wonder where that piece of history fits into the consent order…
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