Got one of those chain e-mails today. Didn’t know they still existed but I decided reply to it.
SOME STATES (Maryland, Michigan and Arizona) ARE ALLOWING MUSLIM STUDENTS TO PRAY DURING SCHOOL HOURS.
My high school allowed me to pray during school hours. It couldn’t affect my classes and I couldn’t disturb any other students. I am sure that if a group of Catholics High Schoolers together and told their school that they wanted to start praying the Liturgy of the Hours together (after some explanation of the importance to our faith) I am sure most schools would accommodate. I am also sure that anyone on our staff or any church volunteer could go to the school (after being cleared by the school) and arrange prayer meetings before, during lunch, and after school.
In 1952 President Truman established one day a year as a “National Day of Prayer.”
In 1988 President Reagan Designated the first Thursday in May of each year as The National Day of Prayer.
In June 2007 (then) Presidential Candidate Barack Obama Declared that the USA “Was no longer a Christian nation”.
The actual quote is:
Whatever we once were, we are no longer just a Christian nation; we are also a Jewish nation, a Muslim nation, a Buddhist nation, a Hindu nation, and a nation of nonbelievers.
I am sure you will agree with that. I am also pretty sure the US is not a Christian Nation. When we have the evil of abortion, the high levels of poverty, the levels of hatred and fear spread throughout the nation and the constant warmongering going on throughout all levels of our government, I don’t think we can call that Christian.
In May 2009 President Obama dismissed our 21st annual National Day of Prayer ceremony at the White House under the ruse of “not wanting to offend anyone”.
There is no prescribed ceremony for the National Day of Prayer. No president before George W. Bush held one. George W Bush did so out of a personal preference. Every year of Obama’s presidency has had the official proclamation made by him. As a matter of fact President Obama fought and won against a Federal Court that ruled that the day was unconstitutional.
Sept. 25, 2009, a Muslim Prayer Day was held on the west front of the U.S. Capitol Building, the site where U.S. Presidents have been inaugurated since 1981. There were over 50,000 Muslims In D.C. that day President Obama dismissed our National Day of Prayer and now it is okay for an event at our capitol for Islamists?? I for one was offended.
Again this was a privately organized event held on Public Ground that anyone can use. We do a similar thing once a year with the March for Life, that offends many.
Now President Obama is encouraging schools to teach the Quran for extra credit, while at the same time, they cannot even talk about the Bible, God, pray, or salute the American Flag.
There are currently six states that allow a High School Bible Elective (for extra credit) in their schools… http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/education/story/2012-01-24/bible-class-high-school/52770440/1 .
The direction this country is headed should strike fear in the heart of every Christian.
Yep I totally agree but not for any of the reasons stated above.