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Sat Apr 27, 2013, 12:12 AM

Mississippi school forces students to listen to christian lecture while teachers block exits

http://www.addictinginfo.org/2013/04/26/mississippi-school-forces-students-to-listen-to-christian-lecture-teachers-block-exits/

Northwest Rankin High School in Flowood, Mississippi is under fire for allegedly forcing its students to attend and listen to Christian lectures during three assemblies held in April alone. Worse yet, students were barred from leaving and teachers blocked the exits to prevent any of them from doing so. One student was able to film one of the assemblies. As a result, a lawsuit has been filed on behalf of the students by the American Humanist Association. The organization filed the suit on Wednesday.

According to Raw Story,

“The assemblies showed a video laced with Christian messages about overcoming personal hardships through Jesus Christ and were allegedly led by local church officials.”

These church officials spoke about Jesus Christ dying “for our sins” and that the only way “to atone” for those sins is to accept Jesus. In other words, Christian officials were trying to indoctrinate students into the Christian religion whether they liked it or not.

Under the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment, such assemblies are unconstitutional because they violate the religious freedom of those who do not want to be in attendance. And since the school forced all of the students to be there and physically blocked them from leaving, these students were held against their will. That action is known as unlawful restraint and it is a felony. So this high school basically committed a crime in the effort to convert non-Christians to Christianity.

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Reply Mississippi school forces students to listen to christian lecture while teachers block exits (Original post)
WillParkinson Apr 2013 OP
dimbear Apr 2013 #1
cleanhippie Apr 2013 #4
mbperrin Apr 2013 #2
Curmudgeoness Apr 2013 #11
defacto7 Apr 2013 #3
LostOne4Ever Apr 2013 #5
skepticscott Apr 2013 #8
JNelson6563 Apr 2013 #6
skepticscott Apr 2013 #7
Jasana Apr 2013 #9
onager Apr 2013 #10

Response to WillParkinson (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 12:37 AM

1. I'm just shocked that it would be humanists that would move to protect basic American freedoms.

Wouldn't everyone have expected that liberal Christians would have been johnny on the spot?
I'm sure they outnumber us vastly in Mississippi.





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Response to dimbear (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 03:00 AM

4. Makes one wonder if they're just as fictional as their god.

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Response to WillParkinson (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 02:09 AM

2. Dumbassery in action.

How's that "government school" working out down there? Why didn't some good old 2nd Amendment guys break in there with guns to protect the children from a violation of their rights? Isn't that what they say they buy all those guns for?

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Response to mbperrin (Reply #2)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 06:46 PM

11. Now you know damned well

that these 2nd Amendment screechers have never really read the Constitution! They don't know that "freedom of religion" is actually listed before their right to "bear arms". All they know is what they have been told by their talking heads, and then they just repeat that over and over.....and it makes it all true.

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Response to WillParkinson (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 02:43 AM

3. All I have to say is

Laws were broken.

Crimes were committed.

Law suits and jail time should be dealt to all who organized and participated in this offense.

If this is let to slide... America my friends, is dead.

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Response to WillParkinson (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 05:10 AM

5. -_-

They have a video tape.
They have the Principles Email.
They have the testimonial of students.
They have the testimonial of Parents.

And yet they are still denying it. They are calling it a VOLUNTARY student led assembly.

I hope the student takes them to the cleaners.

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Response to LostOne4Ever (Reply #5)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 10:29 AM

8. The thing you always have to remember about fundies

 

is that they don't care about the truth and they don't care about the law. They just care about getting their way.

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Response to WillParkinson (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 07:01 AM

6. Still trying to convert by force.

Shameful.

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Response to WillParkinson (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 10:28 AM

7. It's fighting against things like this

 

that makes Richard Dawkins and everyone who doesn't condemn him a bigot. At least in the eyes of some arseholes here.

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Response to WillParkinson (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 10:53 AM

9. They're going to get their asses sued off...

and rightly so. With the kind of kid I was back in high school, I would have just barged right through the blocking teachers. Now with their zero tolerance policy I probably would have been arrested. I would so hate to be a kid in school these days.

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Response to WillParkinson (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 06:07 PM

10. "What has 4 'eyes' and still can't see..."



But it's only ceremonial, right? No big deal. Etc. Etc.

Here, to take your mind off this trivial BS - enjoy a cheerful, upbeat music video, by a young woman as her high-school English project...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=k-c80TeoonM

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