The Freedom From Religion Foundation (of which I am a life-time member) sent a letter to the Superintendent of Hamilton County Schools in Tennessee, asking that the district discontinue the practice of praying over the loudspeakers at football games, graduation ceremonies and other official events. As FFRF accurately points out, this practice is an “unconstitutional government endorsement of religion.”
Hamilton County Board of Education member Rhonda Thurman had this to say:
Everybody is offended by something, I’m offended by a lot of those little girls running around with their thong panties showing, but I can’t make that go away.
She added that those who objected to the god-bothering could “put their finger in their ears.” Clearly, thong-wearing teens and government-supported religious rites are completely identical!
Jim Rogers, whose son is a football player at the school in question, incorrectly asserts:
(The founders) incorporated God into our money, the oath of office, our legal system, the Pledge of Allegiance. You cannot find one aspect of our secular government that doesn’t make reference to our creator…