Another “Conventional Wisdom” of the Past Six Months Undermined

One of the things we’ve been hearing about the “IPod Generation” is that the phenomenon of dynamic Christian teenagers in the 80s and 90s had dwindled.  Christian rock is dead (tell that to Casting Crowns, arguably one of the best “Contemporary Christian” groups ever–heck, I like them, which says something), they tell us.

They even try to undermine the “Do you believe in God” story from Columbine, relayed by the students who were there, by saying it didn’t happen, that it supposedly isn’t in any of the FBI files.  (Heck, it didn’t even necessarily mean the killings were religiously motivated.  Isn’t that a stereotypical line for a killer?  How many times have we heard Yosemite Sam or Elmer Fudd say, “Say your prayers, Rabbit!”)

Well, so much for the liberals’ hopes.

It turns out that 400 public school students at a high school graduation stood up and said the Lord’s Prayer at their graduation service

The ACLU is suing the Santa Rosa County School District because of student-led prayers at graduation.  At the school in question, the principal is criticized for asking a teacher to say grace at a school dinner, and a teacher is being criticized because her husband said a prayer at some event at the school. 

So, according to the ACLU, public school teachers’ spouses are not allowed to publicly express religious views?  Uh oh.  . . . Where’s that delete button?

So, the students voluntarily stood up and did an act of faith, and the ACLU wants to take action against the school for not stopping it.

From “HanuRamaKwanzmas” (one of the two versions, I get them confused):

“Screw you, ACLU, for getting the twelve

million in your lawsuit

versus Santa and his elves!”

God bless these young Christians for their brave stand for their faith.  As we hear more and more stories of priests arrested for disorderly conduct for saying the rosary at Catholic universities, and nuns being arrested for disorderly conduct for helping homeless men in front of their own homeless shelters, let’s pray that more Christians have the courage to stand up as these young men and women did.  I’m surprised the ACLU isn’t talking of suing the students themselves, though I’m sure it’s not long before that will happen.

O blood and water, which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus as a Fount of Mercy for us, I trust in You!

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