Monday, August 10, 2009

Prayer Request and Court Case

I wanted to ask everyone to pray for my high school principal, Frank Lay. Also, please pray for the school's athletic director, Robert Freeman. These men are going to be tried before a court on September 17th. Since they are possibly facing even jail time for their "crime", the charges you would think maybe would involve something immoral with a minor or something similar.

These men are charged with praying at school.

According to the court order, spurned on by none other than the ACLU, the staff at Pace High School are even prohibited from taking “a posture or manner that is likely to be perceived as an endorsement of prayer, e.g. bowing their heads, kneeling or folding their hands”.

edited to add: this includes even an individual teacher praying and blessing his food before he eats, even if he is silently praying in solitude. Just to bow your head is prohibited.

After the court order was issued, Mr. Lay asked Mr. Freeman to pray over the banquet that was held in celebration of the school's new field house.

You can read more about the case at or at this website set up to follow the events.

2 edifying expressions:

Kimberly said...

A school district in WA has made a similar statement regarding a local church that was allowed to go in during lunch and volunteer with students, now they aren't allowed in the schools anymore. Things are getting scary, and I will be praying for this situation. I'm thinking of Daniel and how God saved him in a time of need, for the act of praying, against the law. I think of people incarcerated in other countries for similar violations, this shouldn't be happenning here, I think we will be seeing more and more of it. Thanks for sharing.

Kristi said...

Oh how sad. Another symptom of our sick country. This is what happens when we kick God out. We will certainly be praying for these men!!