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I spotted this in a nursing home newsletter. I didn't write this. I don' t agree with this. (And I'm not going to take an XP hit by posting this with my regular account!) But I thought it was an interesting (if frightening) look in the fundamentalist Christian mind.

The New School Prayer for Students?

Now I sit me down in school
     Where praying is against the rule.
For this great nation under God
     Finds mention of Him very odd.
If Scripture now the class recites,
     It violates the Bill of Rights.
And any time my head I bow
     Becomes a federal matter now.
Our hair can be purple, orange or green.
     That's no offense, it's the freedom scene.
The law is specific, the law is precise,
     And prayers spoken aloud are a serious vice.
For praying in a public hall
     Might offend someone with no faith at all.
In silence alone we must meditate.
     God's name is prohibited by the state.
We're allowed to cuss and dress like freaks,
     And pierce our noses, tongues, and cheeks.
They've outlawed guns, but FIRST the Bible.
     To quote the Good Book makes me liable.
We can elect a pregnant senior queen,
     And the unwed daddy, our senior king.
But it's "inappropriate" to teach right from wrong,
     We're taught that such "judgments" do not belong.
We can get our condoms and birth control,
     Study witchcraft, vampires, and totem poles.
The Ten Commandments are not allowed,
     No word of God must reach this crowd.
It is scary here, I must confess,
     When chaos reigns, the school's a mess.
So, Lord, this silent plea I make:
     Should I be shot, my soul please take.


JustSomeGuy and MilTan: you go, guys!