JAIL TIME FOR PRAYER TIME

August 12, 2009

A principle and athletic director are facing criminal charges for a lunchtime prayer in Santa Rosa County, Florida.

In this particular case, principle Frank Lay asked the Athletic director, Robert Freeman, to have a prayer for the meal at an honorary luncheon in celebration for some of the athletic achievements.

This event and one other triggered criminal contempt charges because of a prior ACLU case in which the school entered into a consent decree. This case involved an ACLU charge that the school was endorsing religion. The school chose not to fight the case in court.

Nice, huh?  The secularization of America is complete.  In fact, we have the Freedom From Religion Foundation is dedicated to eliminating religion is all of the public spheres.  This includes removing church buildings from the public view!  How does one do that?  Change the name on the marquee? Removing the crosses from the buildings? Tear the buildings down or maybe confiscating the building and grounds and changing their features?

Well, the ACLU and the FFRF are teamed together to put Principle Frank Lay in jail for asking the Athletic director to pray!

This scenerio reminds me of the Biblical story of Daniel in the lion’s den. In the story, Daniel is commanded to not pray by a decree from King Darius. Imagine that! Can you imagine any government forbidding its people to pray? What kind of totalitarian state would do such a thing? OK, perhaps Red China or North Korea, but that’s about it, right? Oh, did I mention that Daniel was a government employee? (I guess the ACLU has been around a lot longer than everyone thought.)

Well, friends, think again. The nation that is resurrecting the totalitarian policies of old King Darius is none other than the good old United States of America.

Federal district judge Casey Rodgers has instigated criminal charges against Lay and Freeman. Simply put their crime was merely praying! Their probable sentence: jail. Darius’ prosecutors are federal attorneys Randy Hensel and Dixie Morrow.

And guess what? The documents in which the judge sought the criminal charges are sealed, meaning they are not open to public view. Why they are sealed, an unusual step, could not immediately be determined.

What’s that, you say, about religious liberty, the First Amendment, state sovereignty, and the Tenth Amendment? Those things are but relics from the “old republic.” They are but memories of a bygone era. This is a new day, a new Amerika.

In today’s Amerika, federal dictates are tantamount to the Law of the Medes and Persians. Federal judges have the authority of Caesars. Federal courts rule over states and local communities, as did Britain’s royal governors in the original 13 Colonies. Federal police agencies use force and intimidation not unlike Hitler’s SS. In short, this monstrosity known as the federal government has become a ubiquitous, gargantuan, out-of-control leviathan that is eating up the liberties (not to mention the tax dollars) of the American people faster than Elizabeth Taylor went through husbands.

Of course, since the feds are now jailing people who pray, there are other candidates they must consider worthy of the lion’s den: those antiquated preachers who still quote the Bible’s condemnation of homosexuality should also be cast into their pit. And, surely, the feds will want to add people who yet read (and believe) the words of George Washington, Patrick Henry, and Thomas Jefferson to the list of condemned.

And what about all those deluded souls out there who still believe in the right of the people to keep and bear arms? The feds must surely believe that they belong in the furnaces. Then there are the misguided simpletons who believe that free markets are superior to socialized medicine. Maybe they are the ones who will inhabit all these empty prison compounds we see the feds putting up all over the country.

Well, why not? People who believe in the right to life; who believe illegal immigration must stop; who oppose the United Nations, the New World Order, and gun control; and who voted for Ron Paul or Chuck Baldwin have already made it to the feds’ “potential terrorists” list. What’s next? The lion’s den?

Let’s face it: the America our forefathers bequeathed to us is dead and dying! All that is left are vestiges of a once-proud and free republic. As the Scripture says, “Woe be unto them that call evil good, and good evil.” And there is another verse of Scripture that applies here: “For rulers are not a terror to good works.”

But in Pace, Florida, a good man who is doing a good work (Frank Lay) is being terrorized by an oppressive federal government that is behaving as badly as did old King Darius. Therefore, from an historic, constitutional, and Biblical perspective, it is both an illegitimate and unlawful power.

Only when the various “free and independent states” begin reclaiming their sovereignty and standing up to this tyrannical federal leviathan in defense of their God-given liberties will the rights and freedoms of the American people begin to reemerge. Until then, Frank Lay faces jail for PRAYING. {Actually, for ASKING someone to pray. I wonder if Freeman actually prayed or what small mind got the feds involved. Asinine…oh, wait, I said that already.}

Yes, America has a modern-day Daniel.

Meanwhile the Massachesetts State House is trying to figure out how to sneak $850,000 of tax payer's money back into the school budget for homosexual material. I just thought you'd like to know this!

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