Mississippi School Forces Students To Listen To Christian Lecture, Teachers Block Exits

  • metta

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    Apr 28, 2013 7:25 AM GMT
    Mississippi School Forces Students To Listen To Christian Lecture, Teachers Block Exits

    http://www.addictinginfo.org/2013/04/26/mississippi-school-forces-students-to-listen-to-christian-lecture-teachers-block-exits/
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    Apr 28, 2013 6:23 PM GMT
    It reminds me of some sort of probably-illegal-but-they-got-away-with-it program in my school district back around 1970 or so. They had some sort of christian recruiting assembly every year, and thereafter, if your parents signed you up for it, you got half a day off of school every week to walk up the street for, basically, mid-week sunday-school.

    I got put into it for a while, but the allure of the "half-day off" quickly faded. I can't remember any specifics, but remember that even to eight-year-olds, the "teachers" seemed incredibly stupid. They couldn't answer the simplest questions about the huge logical contradictions in their "lessons." *sigh* I wonder what vital information I missed out on back at school on those days.
  • unjaded

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    Apr 28, 2013 7:39 PM GMT
    interesting that when anything bad happens at a public school the first you you hear is why would GOD let this happen . well GOD isn't allowed in public schools so that's why .
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    Apr 28, 2013 8:03 PM GMT
    Well, Mr. Dave, I went to Catholic HS and endured a once a year "Would you like to be a priest or nun?" PR assembly to get the young folks interested in joining up.......jeez...we would sit there horrified......lol.......

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    Apr 28, 2013 8:19 PM GMT
    They're already getting sued for this. The article would have been much better if it had given more of the facts instead of being mostly an opinion piece.

    When are religious leaders going to realize that forced religious belief is false religious belief?
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    Apr 28, 2013 8:31 PM GMT
    turbobilly saidWell, Mr. Dave, I went to Catholic HS and endured a once a year "Would you like to be a priest or nun?" PR assembly to get the young folks interested in joining up.......jeez...we would sit there horrified......lol.......

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    I went to a Catholic K through 8 "grammar" school, then to a Jesuit 4-year prep school (no middle school at that time). And in grammar (elementary) school we were constantly urged to consider becoming priests or nuns.

    I guess at some point I checked a block on a form that said I wanted to become a priest, because I found myself being taken out of 8th-grade class for an interview with a seminary recruiter. Ironic, because one of my mother's cousins was in charge of a seminary that I had visited.

    So anyway, I realized I was in peril, this was not what I wanted to do, and I had to get out of this. But at 13 I was far from sophisticated (Hell, at 64 I'm still far from sophisticated). But I knew I had to nip this in the bud, or I'd find myself in vestments and maybe a monastery before I knew it. It went something like this:

    "Well, Robert, I see here you've expressed a desire for the priesthood. Why do you want to become a priest?"

    "Ummm... well... I've thought about a lot of careers, but I didn't think I'd be any good at them. So I figured I'd be a priest instead."

    [Pause] "Don't you think being a priest is also a career?"

    "Yeah, sure, but you don't have to be good at anything."

    "So you think being a priest is for men who can't do anything else?"

    "Well, yeah, they can't take regular jobs."

    "What about having a calling for the priesthood, an avocation?"

    It went on like this for a little while, my long-term memory of it preternatural & photographic, as good as my short-term memory is bad, I can see him sitting across from me now. But in the end I knew I had accomplished my goal, and I got no more unwelcome invites to the priesthood. Maybe I wasn't quite so naive & unsophisticated after all. icon_wink.gif
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    Apr 28, 2013 9:06 PM GMT
    Flowood, Mississippi - Population 4,750.
  • BryUSC88

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    Apr 28, 2013 10:49 PM GMT
    These right wing Christian Jesus-freaks give ALL southerners a bad name. The rest of the country thinks the whole south is just like these people. I'm a southerner, but very glad that I live in a blue city in a red part of the country.
  • He_Man

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    Apr 28, 2013 10:59 PM GMT

    Hahaha... Wow, Christians are now kidnapping and holding hostages in order to indoctrinate kids into their cults!

    "...And since the school forced all of the students to be there and physically blocked them from leaving, these students were held against their will. That action is known as unlawful restraint and it is a felony. So this high school basically committed a crime in the effort to convert non-Christians to Christianity."

    Hurry, call the FBI! Kidnapping is a federal offense, so those teachers and clergy should go to jail. icon_twisted.gif
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    Apr 29, 2013 3:11 AM GMT
    Blocked the exists to force religion at a fucking public high? Try that with us back in the 1970s and my school would have had a riot on their hands.

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    http://www.policymic.com/articles/38249/northwest-rankin-high-school-sued-for-literally-forcing-students-into-religious-assembly
    "...The American Humanist Association (AHA) filed a lawsuit against the school on Wednesday, citing not only the polarizing content in the presentations but also the fact that non-Christian students were not allowed to opt out of the assemblies. This is a gross overstepping of the boundary between church and state, and the guilty parties must apologize for their actions.

    Students were given no advance notice of the assemblies, and as they filed into the auditorium they were told they were mandatory and they could not leave. When a member of the Pinelake Baptist Church opened the initial presentation by talking about finding hope in Jesus Christ, several students attempted to leave. According to the lawsuit, the school's truancy officer harassed these students and made them sit back down and pay attention to the presentation. The officer also found some students in the library who had been tipped off about the nature of the presentation and tried not to attend, but were forced to do so anyway."