"Irreparable Harm"

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That’s what would happen to a student if he heard anyone praying at a high school graduation ceremony.

 Via Fox News Radio: A federal judge has ordered a Texas school district to prohibit public prayer at a high school graduation ceremony. Chief U.S. District Judge Fred Biery’s order against the Medina Valley Independent School District also forbids students from using specific religious words including “prayer” and “amen.”
The ruling was in response to a lawsuit filed by Christa and Danny Schultz. Their son is among those scheduled to participate in Saturday’s graduation ceremony. The judge declared that the Schultz family and their son would “suffer irreparable harm” if anyone prayed at the ceremony.
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott said the school district is in the process of appealing the ruling and his office has agreed to file a brief in their support.
Judge Biery’s ruling banned students and other speakers from using and religious language in their speeches. Among the banned words or phrases are: “join in prayer,” “bow their heads,” “amen,” and “prayer.” He also ordered the school district to remove the terms “invocation” and “benediction” from the graduation program. “These terms shall be replaced with ‘opening remarks’ and ‘closing remarks’,” the judge’s order stated. His ruling also prohibits anyone from saying, “in [a deity’s name] we pray.” The judge did grant students permission to make the sign of the cross, wear religious garb, or kneel to face Mecca.
Ayesha N. Khan, an attorney representing the student and his parents, told KABB-TV she was delighted in the judge’s decision. “It caused him a great deal of anxiety,” she said, referring to her teenage client. “He has gone to meet with the principal to try and talk in a civilized way about long-standing problems and the school district has continued to thumb its nose.”
It caused him a great deal of anxiety?  How does her client deal with this?:

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0 responses to “"Irreparable Harm"

  1. The Founding Fathers must be rolling in their graves.

  2. Judge Biery needs to be put in the Judges hall of shame. Once we get the Kenya boy removed. We need to start removing these legislating from the bench judges.

  3. Seems to me that the judge is causing more irreparable harm to religious students by not permitting them the free practice of their religion and offering their thanks to their God for the support their religion has offered them. If Mr Schultz feels he suffers “irreparable harm” by hearing the words God and prayer and bow your head, then maybe he should just wear earplugs and then he will not be bothered. He is infringing on the rights of the entire rest of his class. Don’t they matter as well? Evidently not to this douchenozzle of a judge.

  4. This is not just another case of antipathy toward religion, i.e., Christianity (for these lawsuits are never brought against Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism….).
    A revulsion against the holy — e.g., holy water, the crucifix, prayer — is a sign of demonic possession. Seriously.
    That teenager, on whose behalf his parents brought the lawsuit, needs our prayers.

  5. Basically, the Schultz’s and the judge are publicly admitting they’re religious bigots. Even the presence of someone acknowledging their preferred Deity causes so much emotional harm that they felt the need to get it banned, they are bigots.

  6. “Irreparable harm”… you mean Kevin “NAMBLA” Jennings being in charge of children’s safety?

  7. Its too bad that the school is so narrow minded, bigoted, not to allow this student the right to express him and to say Gods name….Seems this is a nazi, non religous principal and that goes for the nazi, muzzy judge…They will rue the day when they die for their actions. They may not have a pass that says “Go”. Do what your heart tells you to do Schultz….they Judge is baiting you and cant do anything…

  8. David Strange

    I think the proper next step will be to outlaw christian conservatives from living in this country (or on this planet) .. If a judge orders it I’m ready to use lethal force to enforce his decision.

    • Well, well, well, here you are again, Jasper, in your latest guise “David Strange”!
      I’ll now add DS to the list I’m compiling of your Legion of aliases (Lets Kill Birthers, Birthers are Traitors, Why Lie, Truth Hurts, Want Truth?, James Spader), and IP addresses!
      At least, you’ve now figured out how to acquire IP addresses that are not in Port Angeles, WA. Let’s see, the 3 most recent IP addresses you’ve used are in:
      Garfield, NJ; Lake Mary, FL; Sterling, VA.
      I hope you enjoy your own company ’cause I can’t imagine you having any friends.

      • Sybil! I love it!
        And so Jesus asks the demon-possessed man, “What is your name?”
        “My name is Legion Sybil. Do not send me to that dark place of fire and brimstone and the gnashing of teeth. Send me into that herd of swine instead”….

  9. GREAT NEWS!! A federal appeals court has lifted the order banning public prayer at a Texas high school graduation Saturday. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals thought differently, reversing the judge’s ruling Friday and allowing students to say the word “amen” and invite the audience to pray during the ceremony.


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