Christians Under Attack in Arkansas (less so in Texas)

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Christians are under attack! An Arkansas school district has cancelled graduation ceremonies after some parents requested that Christian prayers not be included.

After receiving a letter from the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of an angry parent, the Riverside school district made the decision to cancel the entire graduation ceremony instead of just omitting the prayer section. The complaint led Arkansas Christians to feel that their freedom of religion is under attack.

Sixth grade parent and super Christina Kelly Adams in particular was less than impressed with the anti-Christian complaint.

“My daughter graduated last year from 6th grade and my son is graduating this year from 6th grade, and we had a pastor open our ceremony and my daughter actually closed the ceremony in prayer.”

“We just went to take a stand for God because we felt like out rights were taken away,” she added. “I realize they have rights too but you can’t take rights away from one group and give it to another.”

Instead, a group of Christian parents are looking to hold a substitute graduation at a local church, where everyone would be invited – provided they are Christians. They can’t really say no Muslims… but no Muslims…

Meanwhile, over in Texas, students are feeling slightly less persecuted after a Texas court ruled that cheerleaders are allowed to display Bible verses on banners at football games. After the Freedom From Religion Foundation brought a complaint forward in September, the cheerleaders sued the school district, arguing that their religious and free-speech rights were being violated. The judge agreed, ruling that their actions didn’t violate the Constitution. Praise Jebus!!

Students can now look forward to more biblically themed banners such as “I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me,” and “But thanks be to God which gives us victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” Go team Jebus!

Via: Raw Story & NBC News

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