The new law comes in response to a prayer controversy that arose at a 2015 state football championship game
Holy Guacamole. DeSantis went off the deep end, then he found a way to go off a DEEPER end. Next thing you know, he'll be mandating teacher-led prayer before classes, maybe after, too, just for fun. This isn't just about his "where woke goes to die" crap; this is about dismantling the separation of State and Church and throwing the door wide open to a Christian theocracy.
And he's doing it out loud and in public ... and I would dearly love to know how much public blowback he's getting.
Cannot the universe's most powerful being, its creator not hear the prayers without assistance? It's she hard of hearing? And ...
Four minutes of loudspeaker prayers? Muslims will be ecstatic.
I mean, prayers are prayers, right? Right?
Matthew 6:5? Hello?
The public schools are paid for by everyone's tax dollars, regardless of the religion one does or does not practice. Never the less, conservative Christians can never stop trying to mark their territory in this public space. I would hope this move would result in a massive drop out rate of kids willing to be subjected to these prayers. Ron DeSantis panders to the preachers, while making sure nothing is done about gun violence. Long on religion, devoid of morality.
OT- Deathsentence is apparently letting Muskrat announce the announcement of the Presidential campaign he's already been running for months, as if anybody is actually going to be surprised by it at this point: https://apnews.com/article/desantis-running-for-president-2024-eb577e660cad143513bf3c6b39a45d0d
The Chief Twit and the Twit who would be Chief... what a combination. Anybody who had any doubts that Elon loves fascism, please take note and bonk yourself with a clue-by-four.
Two teams meet and both pray for victory.
What happens to the losers? Do they rend their garments over being denied by their god? Do they renounce him and pray to another deity? And is YHVH sitting up their laughing his cloudy ass off over the foolishness of his creations?
"And when you pray, do not be like..."
Oh, forget it. Christians never do what their alleged savior told them to do about praying in secret, away from the eyes of others. They really should call themselves something else because they're sure as shit not Christians.
I'm praying for Florida. It's the least I can do.
Russian troll on yesterday’s article and the Colorado school board article.
Sex Abuse in Catholic Church: Over 1,900 Minors Abused in Illinois, State Says
A new report by the attorney general of Illinois covering decades names more than 450 credibly accused sexual abusers, including priests and lay religious brothers.
OT - Heeheeheee
𝐒𝐭𝐮𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐰𝐡𝐨 𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐜𝐤𝐞𝐝 𝐄𝐥𝐨𝐧 𝐌𝐮𝐬𝐤’𝐬 𝐣𝐞𝐭 𝐧𝐨𝐰 𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐜𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐑𝐨𝐧 𝐃𝐞𝐒𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐬, 𝐭𝐨𝐨
The DeSantis account is particularly noteworthy, as it was created shortly after the governor signed a bill allowing him to redact his travel records on state and private planes from public record — just before this week’s expected announcement of a 2024 presidential campaign.
OT but obviously the idiots didn't see this coming. Signing off, going for a walk in the bush, hopefully when I get back I can get a better Internet connection.
I would no longer like to see Montana
Hey! Exciting news from Misery, oops Missouri. Yesterday they passed a bill to allow bible electives in class. Not shop class or Shakespeare, but fake deity nonsense. So happy my kid is way past needing to fight this with a doctorate in a science based profession. But I guess the Catholics have been doing it forever at the school down the road which is why my kid didn’t go there. Also religion: blah. I still fight, he’s just busy saving lives.
Nice job breaking it, Christians.
My parents attempted for years to convince me that Christians are just better people. Over and over and over we had that discussion. Now Christians are pretty much in charge, and guess what, Mom and Dad? They're even worse bullies than the ones we usually see in politics because they throw a tantrum every time they get told they can't have something the way they want it.
This sort of prayer, as observed many many times on FA, is precisely what Matthew 6:5-15 rails against, and yet, somehow we're still hearing from Christians demanding to pray loudly in public and force everyone else in the vicinity to listen. Most of the time, when someone wants to pray at some semi-social event (weddings, dinners, etc.) I'm polite enough to pretend to go along. At this point, I'm considering changing that just because I'm sick of dancing to that tune; I'm probably going to start with eye rolling. I don't see any reason I should be held hostage to a faith I don't believe in just because some Christians can't mind their own manners and behave like the rest of us are humans too.
These 'prayers' over the loudspeakers are just sanctimonious self righteousness at its very worst.