The Return Of The Praying Mom

The praying mom is back. For context, here’s the earlier story.

Of course, some local Christians
Want the praying mom to stay
So they found a Christian lawyer
And they argued she could pray
Since the school administration
Didn’t want a Christian riot,
They decided she could pray each day
As long as she stayed quiet.

From the Boston Globe:

A mother who was told she can no longer pray on the steps of her children’s high school in New Hampshire has returned, but is praying in silence.

Chris Rath, district superintendent, said staff will monitor Urena’s actions on a daily basis to see if they are in line with campus visitor and religious policies.

‘‘We continue to work with her on a regular basis about how she can come and go from the high school in ways that respect both her ideas and our ideas,’’ Rath said.


  1. busterggi says

    Since she has no legitimate reason for hanging around on school grounds she should be arrested for trespassing like any other drug peddler.

  2. Cuttlefish says

    According to the Concord Monitor, she signs in and signs out like any other parent, so it’s arguable she’s not getting special treatment. The administration are watching her, though, to see whether they can continue to allow her presence and follow the law.

  3. grumpyoldfart says

    And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. (Matthew 6:5-6)

    Ah, but that doesn’t count for real Christians does it? Real Christians like to put on a show don’t they? And then some namby pamby Jesus Christ comes along and tries to put a stop to it all. Cheeky little bugger. Who is he to tell an American mom what’s in the bible?

  4. PatrickG says

    @ grumpyoldfart:

    I wonder what the school policy is about approved demonstrations. It’d be great to see that verse on placards held by silent students while she prays. Maybe she’d learn something about her own faith.

    Do they have an SSA-like group, by any chance? :)

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