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Old 03-03-2009, 05:24 AM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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A good decision by the courts! Teachers have no business praying with students in a public school! That is no different than a teacher telling a student in class to lead a prayer!
If a group of students wish to pray with each other, fine, But no teachers should be involved (unless of course it is an after school voluntary Bible Club or religious students association)

Ban on a type of prayer in school allowed to stand (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090302/ap_on_go_su_co/scotus_prayer_controversy - broken link)
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Old 03-03-2009, 06:11 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth
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Exactly
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Old 03-21-2009, 12:14 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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A good decision by the courts! Teachers have no business praying with students in a public school! That is no different than a teacher telling a student in class to lead a prayer!
If a group of students wish to pray with each other, fine, But no teachers should be involved (unless of course it is an after school voluntary Bible Club or religious students association)

Ban on a type of prayer in school allowed to stand (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090302/ap_on_go_su_co/scotus_prayer_controversy - broken link)
Yes, I agree. What is the teacher is Muslim and telling the Christian student to pray, or the other way around. I feel that is should be up to the student on how they pray.
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Old 03-21-2009, 12:16 AM
 
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Agree. Leave public teachers out if it.
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Old 03-21-2009, 12:16 AM
 
Location: Earth
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No one should be praying in public schools.
You have 16 hours a day to pray in your private life, keep it out of the schools.

The bible says something about praying in a closet, because it's a private matter.
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Old 03-21-2009, 12:26 AM
 
Location: Hometown of Jason Witten
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As long as there are exams, there will be prayers.
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Old 03-21-2009, 12:27 AM
 
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No one should be praying in public schools.
You have 16 hours a day to pray in your private life, keep it out of the schools.

The bible says something about praying in a closet, because it's a private matter.
That means that Muslims can't pray in public schools too. Make sure you follow this all the way through.

I think it should be allowed to pray in school. Who is the public anyway?

The problem stems from leftists who wish to not only restrict faith in students but to push down their throats liberal thought. Much of that belief comes from teacher brainwashing in their college years.


You say that public displays of religious devotion should be locked in the closet.

But, I bet you'd be the first to defend homosexual displays of affection between two ninth grade girls. Let's say in English class.
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Old 03-21-2009, 12:29 AM
 
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As long as there are exams, there will be prayers.
Maybe for some, studying and knowing the subject matter would be a better way to approach a test.

If indeed they feel compelled, they should be silent and not bother or disrupt anyone else.
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Old 03-21-2009, 12:44 AM
 
Location: The Chatterdome in La La Land, CaliFUNia
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No one should be praying in public schools.
You have 16 hours a day to pray in your private life, keep it out of the schools.

The bible says something about praying in a closet, because it's a private matter.
As long as we keep prayer out of the public schools, expect them to continue declining.
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Old 03-21-2009, 12:54 AM
 
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Funny, my opinion is opposite yours: if you put prayer in the schools, civil rights erode.
What prayers do you want? xian, muslim? Would you want your children to be forced to pray in another sects way?

You have all the time you want before and after school to pray. Why not do it then.

Humorous how you're a one trick pony.
All problems in the schools come down to praying for you.
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