After carefully reviewing the whole prayer issue at school functions, I have found a couple of things that have gotten my attention and I want to discuss.
In California, a principal is suing the school system because he was reprimanded for promoting a prayer breakfast. He was not directly promoting any particular faith in this prayer breakfast to honor educators in the area. So the school board disciplined the principal due to crossing the fine line of church and state. However, according to attorneys, he never crossed the line. The prayer breakfast was offered for all faiths and he never promoted any particular faith.
“Neither Richter nor his staff attended the prayer breakfast because the district had chosen not to participate. The district announced it would not participate because of traffic safety concerns and the possibility that teachers would not be able to return to school on time. Foothill School staff were not told that the district didn’t want to get involved because the event allegedly promoted religion or crossed the line of separation of church and state” — from The Christian Post.
And now for the flip side of things, President Obama proclaimed National Prayer Day back in May and had no problems whatsoever from people with the exception of the Freedom From Religion Foundation. Nobody else had any issues with it. Funny how people will make a big arguement about prayer, but when the crap hits the fan, they are the very first ones asking for people to pray for them.
Living the Christian life is not easy, at all. Friends and others will mock you for your beliefs. Do not fall to those people and their desires to corrupt your mind. Prayer is NEEDED in everyday life. While the government may promote against prayer in schools and any other government ran facility, just remember, God put you on this earth to praise Him and worship Him.
You choose to deny Him … He will deny you before our Heavenly Father!
Leesburg native Steve Owens, an Eagle Scout, writes a blog at maldian.blogspot.com.