Tuesday, July 24, 2007
I Am Not Ashamed
game at Roane County High School, Kingston, Tennessee, by school
Principal, Jody McLeod.
“It has always been the custom at Roane County High School football
games, to say a prayer and play the National Anthem, to honor God and
“Due to a recent ruling by the Supreme Court, I am told that saying a
Prayer is a violation of Federal Case Law. As I understand the law at
this time, I can use this public facility to approve of sexual
perversion and call it 'an alternate lifestyle,' and if someone is
offended, that's OK.
“I can use it to condone sexual promiscuity, by dispensing condoms and
calling it, 'safe sex.' If someone is offended, that's OK.
“I can even use this public facility to present the merits of killing
an unborn baby as a 'viable! means o f birth control.' If someone is
offended, no problem...
“I can designate a school day as 'Earth Day' and involve students in
activities to worship religiously and praise the goddess 'Mother
Earth' and call it 'ecology.'
“I can use literature, videos and presentations in the classroom that
depicts people with strong, traditional Christian convictions as
'simple minded' and 'ignorant' and call it 'enlightenment.'
“However, if anyone uses this facility to honor GOD and to ask HIM to
Bless this event with safety and good sportsmanship, then Federal Case
Law is violated.
“This appears to be inconsistent at best, and at worst, diabolical
Apparently, we are to be tolerant of everything and anyone, except GOD
and HIS Commandments.
“Nevertheless, as a school principal, I frequently ask staff an d
students to abide by rules with which they do not necessarily agree.
For me to do otherwise would be inconsistent at best, and at worst,
hypocritical... I suffer from that affliction enough unintentionally.
I certainly do not need to add an intentional transgression.
“For this reason, I shall 'Render unto Caesar that which is Caesar's,'
and refrain from praying at this time.
“However, if you feel inspired to honor, praise and thank GOD and ask
HIM,in the name of JESUS, to Bless this event, please feel free to do
so. As far as I know, that's not against the law----yet.”
One by one, the people in the stands bowed their heads, held hands
with one another and began to pray.
They prayed in the stands. They prayed in the team huddles. They
prayed at the concession stand and they prayed in the Announcer's Box!
The only place they didn't pray was in the Supreme Court of the United
States of America- the Seat of 'Justice' in the 'one nation, under GOD.'
Somehow, Kingston, Tennessee Remembered what so many have forgotten.
We are given the Freedom OF Religion, not the Freedom FROM Religion.
Praise GOD that HIS remnant remains!
JESUS said, “If you are ashamed of ME before men, then I will be
ashamed of you before MY FATHER.”
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Marilynn Griffith is wife to a deacon, mom to a tribe and proof that God gives second chances. Her novels include Made of Honor (Steeple Hill, Jan. 2006), Pink (Revell, Feb. 2006), Jade (Revell, June 2006), and If the Shoe Fits (Revell, 2007). Her other credits include Chicken Soup for the Christian Woman’s Soul, Cup of Comfort Devotionals and her Shades of Style series (Revell, 2006). She lives in Florida with her husband and children. To book speaking engagements or just say hello, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tangerine is the third book in the Shades of Style Novels.
Fans of Pink and Jade will eat up Tangerine, the third book in the cutting-edge Shades of Style series. Jean Guerra, a designer at Garments of Praise design firm, doesn't like surprises. These days though, the unexpected meets her everywhere. Since Jean's return to the church a year ago, her God-encounters occur with increasing frequency, along with thoughts of her husband-the one she vowed to divorce and gave up on long ago. The one nobody at work knows about, not even her best friend, Lily, or her boss, Chenille. But when the designer assigned to work with Jean on a line of men's suits shows up, her heart flips. It's her husband, Nigel Salvador. Jean is finally rendered speechless. Can her bruised heart become whole enough to love again? Or will she remain in the trenches of loneliness forever?
The book link: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0800730429
Marilynn's website link: http://marilynngriffith.typepad.com/rhythmsofgrace/
THE 3RD COVENANT - a Comparison
times per month
Judge and Jury
The 3rd Covenant
The Camel Club
Web of Lies
The 12th Card
Words of Silk
Above and Beyond
No Second Chance