This is a statement that was read over the PA system
at the football game at Roane County High School, Kingston,
Tennessee, by school Principal, Jody McLoud.

"It has always been the custom at Roane County High
School foot ball Games, to say a prayer and play the National
Anthem, to honor God and Country."

Due to a recent ruling by the Supreme Court, I am told
that saying a Prayer is a violation of Federal Case Law. As
I understand the law at this time, I can use this public
facility to approve of sexual perversion and call it "an
alternate lifestyle," and if someone is offended, that's OK.

I can use it to condone sexual promiscuity, by
dispensing condoms and calling it, "safe sex." If someone is
offended, that's OK.

I can even use this public facility to present the
merits of killing an unborn baby as a "viable means of birth
control." If someone is offended, no problem...

I can designate a school day as "Earth Day" and
involve students in activities to worship religiously and
praise the goddess "Mother Earth" and call it "ecology."

I can use literature, videos and presentations in the
classroom that depict people with strong, traditional
Christian convictions as "simple minded" and "ignorant" and
call it "enlightenment."

However, if anyone uses this facility to honor God and
to ask Him to bless this event with safety and good
sportsmanship, then Federal Case Law is violated.

This appears to be inconsistent at best, and at worst,

Apparently, we are to be tolerant of everything and
anyone, except God and His Commandments.

Nevertheless, as a school principal, I frequently ask
staff and students to abide by rules with which they do not
necessarily agree. For me to do otherwise would be
inconsistent at best, and at worst, hypocritical...

I suffer from that affliction enough unintentionally.
I certainly do not need to add an intentional transgression.

For this reason, I shall "Render unto Caesar that
which is Caesar's," and refrain from praying at this time

"However, if you feel inspired to honor, praise and
thank God and ask Him, in the name of Jesus, to bless this
event, please feel free to do so.

As far as I know, that's not against the law----yet."

One by one, the people in the stands bowed their heads
, held hands with one another and began to pray.

They prayed in the stands. They prayed in the team
huddles. They prayed at the concession stand and they prayed
in the Announcer's Box!

The only place they didn't pray was in the Supreme
Court of the United States of America - the Seat of
"Justice" in the "one nation, under God."

Somehow, Kingston, Tennessee , remembered what so many
have forgotten. We are given the Freedom OF Religion, not
the Freedom FROM Religion. Praise God that His remnant

Jesus said, "If you are ashamed of Me before men, then
I will be ashamed of you before My Father."

If you are not ashamed, pass this on.