The Riverside School District in Lake City, Arkansas has canceled their 6th grade graduation ceremonies after the Freedom From Religion Foundation sent them a letter objecting to the fact that such ceremonies have always included Christian prayers. And the supporters of that policy are making some predictably ridiculous arguments:
Parent Kelly Adams was one of many parents who attended the School Board meeting and was upset with the vote. “We serve a God. And we should have the right to serve that God anywhere,” she said, according to a video posted by local ABC Kait8 channel. Adams’ daughter graduated last year from sixth grade and closed the ceremony in prayer. Her son is part of this year’s sixth grade graduating class.
Oh, of course. And if a Muslim wanted to give such a prayer at the ceremony, would you declare that he or she has the “right to serve God anywhere”? Not a chance in hell. You’d be screaming TERRORIST!
On the Alice Stewart Show, 96.5 FM, the local Fox News Radio station, the Rev. Arthur Hunt Jr. of Hunt Memorial Cathedral of Faith argued that, “God is in school forever. Our Constitution allows us to see our purpose in this nation of being under God,” referring to the Pledge of Allegiance, in which students state, “one nation under God.”
“God is everywhere, from home, to school, to community,” Hunt said. “God is in too many bus drivers, He’s in too many teachers, too many janitors, principles, athletes, songs, plays, He’s in too many civic and history books, where the president and governor refer to God.
“Do we want to wait for another bomb or a mass shooting before the assembly and prays again?”
Whiskey tango foxtrot?