Thursday, April 17, 2008

Imaginary Amendments

The Constitution of the United States of America madates a separation of church and state, right? Wrong! The First Amendment to the Constitution states that "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise therof." Nowhere does it state that a coach who bows his head during his athletes' student led prayers is in violation of anything:
"A federal appeals court ruled a New Jersey high school football coach who bowed his head while students on his team led prayer broke the law. The school concluded while it could not infringe on the students' constitutionally protected right to pray, it could limit the actions of coaches, who are public employees and whose participation allegedly would violate "the separation of church and state."

What in the world does a high school coach bowing his head have to do with Congress passing laws? Absolutely nothing. Once again, a chosen few are grasping at straws in a feeble attempt to protect us from ourselves. How pathetic.


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