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Judge slams critics of Texas school prayer ruling

Published: Thu, February 9, 2012 @ 2:45 p.m.

Judge slams critics of Texas school prayer ruling

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A federal judge blasted by Newt Gingrich and other conservatives for his ruling that prohibited prayer at a Texas high school graduation is firing back in accepting a settlement to the case.

U.S. District Judge Fred Biery today admonished those who “demagogued this case for their own political goals.” He then added, “You should be ashamed of yourselves.”

Biery did not mention anyone by name in his court order. Yet one target appeared to be Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who condemned the judge’s decision last summer to issue the prayer ban after an agnostic family filed a lawsuit.

Under the settlement, the Medina Valley Independent School District will not officially make prayer part of graduation ceremonies. The settlement doesn’t prohibit student speakers from praying during their remarks.


1Toulouse(6 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

The judge was right. Separation of church and state. Period. No one has stopped anyone from praying anytime anywhere that I know of. You can pray to yourself anytime you want. When I was a student, I used to pray for snow days:)

Students in our schools need to learn reading, writing and math. They also need to learn accurate history -- like Thomas Jefferson, one of our founding fathers, supported the separation of church and state.

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2paulydel(1607 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

I totally disagree. If you don't want to take a minute out of your day to say a prayer then sit down and let the rest of us do our thing like we have always done.

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3redeye1(5677 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

paulyde GREAT POST!!!!!!!!! The liberals only want things that they are for and the hell with the rest of us.Thats why this country is on its way down the sewer.

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4HSG(187 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

Got to say I agree with Toulousse. I go to church, where I say my prayers. I pray at home. But I don't believe people should be made to pray together at a public high school or any other public venue. The judge was right.

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5rocky14(839 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

Jesus said anyone can pray in public,but do you pray in the privacy of you home?

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6doubled(210 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

"Christianity neither is, nor ever was a part of the common law".
Thomas Jefferson, letter to Dr.
Thomas Cooper, February 10, 1814

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7saddad(655 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

Redeye is the stereotypical right wing jackass. Completely misses which side is saying "the hell with" the others.

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