Prayer: There’s a Right Time, a Wrong Time, and a Jail Time

The ACLU is helping rid decent society of the praying scourge of humanity — thank Go… er… thank goodness:

A principal and an athletic director are facing criminal charges for a lunch-time prayer.

Last year, the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit against Pace High School in Santa Rosa County, Florida. The ACLU claimed some teachers and administrators were endorsing religion, but the school chose to give in to the ACLU’s demands rather than fight them in court.

According to the settlement, all school employees are banned from engaging in prayer or religious activities before, during, or after school hours. Now two school officials are facing criminal charges for offering meal-time prayers at an appreciation dinner for adults who had helped with a school field house project. Principal Frank Lay and athletic director Robert Freeman are scheduled to go on trial next month on criminal contempt charges. If convicted, both are subject to fines and imprisonment.

Too bad these people are members of the “wrong” religion, or else the school would have simply adjusted the school’s schedule accommodate their worship needs while the ACLU stood by nodding in approval.

These educators should have known that the only time public Christian prayer is acceptable is when a liberal member of Congress is hiding behind it to avoid unruly constituents at townhall meetings.