NOTICE: The following was forwarded to me by some friends. It is being circulated on the Internet. A name mentioned as to the creative person responsible for putting it together is Jim Dunn. I would like to further credit this individual or whoever else may have been involved. Passing further information on to me about the source and also the sources of the art will be much appreciated. At any rate, thanks very much to Mr. Dunn for the design and to the student who wrote the NEW school prayer for making a powerful point -- very likely it will be ignored by the majority of our politicians, our judges and those influential persons in our mass media culture. Also, it will likely agitate the ulcers of the American un-Civil Liberties Union people and other breeds such as that!
Some minor modifications have been made in use of graphics and some editing, but the prayer as written by the anonymous student is unchanged as originally received.
Clayton D. Harriger at firstname.lastname@example.org
Since the Pledge of Allegiance
The Lord's Prayer
are not allowed in most
public schools anymore
because the name of "God" is mentioned....
a student in Arizona wrote the attached
NEW School prayer.
I liked it....it is indeed appropriate, don't you agree?
Now I sit me down in school
Where praying is against the rule
For this great nation under God
Finds mention of Him very odd.
If Scripture now the class recites,
It violates the Bill of Rights.
And any time my head I bow
Becomes a Federal matter now.
Our hair can be purple, orange or green,
That's no offense; it's a freedom scene.
The law is specific, the law is precise.
Prayers spoken aloud are a serious vice.
For praying in a public hall
Might offend someone with no faith at all.
In silence alone we must meditate,
God's name is prohibited by the state.
We're allowed to cuss and dress like freaks,
And pierce our noses, tongues and cheeks.
They've outlawed guns, but FIRST the Bible.
To quote the Good Book makes me liable.
We can elect a pregnant Senior Queen,
And the 'unwed daddy,' our Senior King.
It's "inappropriate" to teach right from wrong,
We're taught that such "judgments" do not belong.
We can get our condoms and birth controls,
Study witchcraft, vampires and totem poles.
But the Ten Commandments are not allowed,
No word of God must reach this crowd.
It's scary here I must confess,
When chaos reigns the school's a mess.
So, Lord, this silent plea I make:
Should I be shot; My soul please take! Amen!
If you aren't ashamed to do this,
please pass this link
on to others on your email list.
" If you are ashamed of me,
I will be ashamed of you before my Father."