August 22, 2009

Smells Like Daniel

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Pace High School Principal Frank Lay and Athletic Director Robert Freeman are both facing criminal contempt charges for a prayer offered at a Field House Luncheon.

Liberty Counsel Press Release

In our constitutional system, students and parents should have the right to practice their faith – or no faith at all – without school officials endorsing or promoting any particular religious viewpoints.

Daniel Mach
ACLU of Florida Press Release

“King Darius, live forever! All the governors of the kingdom, the administrators and satraps, the counselors and advisors, have consulted together to establish a royal statute and to make a firm decree, that whoever petitions any god or man for thirty days, except you, O king, shall be cast into the den of lions. Now, O king, establish the decree and sign the writing, so that it cannot be changed, according to the law of the Medes and Persians, which does not alter.” Therefore King Darius signed the written decree.

Daniel 6:6-9

It was a court order that said Principal Frank Lay and Athletic Director Robert Freeman could not say a prayer. The main question is this:

Was that court order constitutional?