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Paul Harvey Says:

Posted by ssbg on March 19, 2007

  I don’t believe in Santa Claus, but I’m not going to sue somebody for
singing a Ho-Ho-Ho song in December.  I don’t agree with Darwin, but I
didn’t go out and hire a lawyer when my high school teacher taught his
theory of evolution.

  Life, liberty or your pursuit of happiness will not be endangered because
someone says a 30-second prayer before a football game.

  So what’s the big deal? It’s not like somebody is up there reading the
entire book of Acts. They’re just talking to a God they believe in and
asking him to grant safety to the players on the field and the fans going
home from the game.

  But it’s a Christian prayer, some will argue.

  Yes, and this is the United States of America and Canada, countries
Founded
on Christian principles. According to our very own phone book, Christian
churches outnumber all others better than 200-to-1. So what would you
expect-somebody chanting Hare Krishna?

  If I went to a football game in Jerusalem, I would expect to hear a Jewish
prayer.

  If I went to a soccer game in Baghdad, I would expect to hear a Muslim
prayer.

  If I went to a ping pong match in China, I would expect to hear someone
pray to Buddha.

  And I wouldn’t be offended. It wouldn’t bother me one bit.  When in Rome .

  But what about the atheists? is another argument.

  What about them?

  Nobody is asking them to be baptized. We’re not going to pass the
collection plate. Just humor us for 30 seconds. If that’s asking too much,
bring a Walkman or a pair of ear plugs. Go to the bathroom. Visit the
concession stand. Call your lawyer!

  Unfortunately, one or two will make that call.  One or two will tell
thousands what they can and cannot do.  I don’t think a short prayer at a
football game is going to shake the world’s foundations.

  Christians are just sick and tired of turning the other cheek while our
courts strip us of all our rights. Our parents and grandparents taught us to
pray before eating; to pray before we go to sleep.

  Our Bible tells us to pray without ceasing.  Now a handful of people and
their lawyers are telling us to cease praying. If we lived in another
country could we leave the room when their national anthem was being played?

  God, help us.  And if that last sentence offends you, well .. just sue me.

  The silent majority has been silent too long..  It’s time we let that one
or two who scream loud enough to be heard that the vast majority don’t care
what they want. It is time the majority rules! It’s time we tell them, you
don’t have to pray; you don’t have to say the pledge of allegiance; you
don’t have to believe in God or attend services that honor Him.  That is
your right, and we will honor your right.. But by golly, you are no longer
going to take our rights away. We are fighting back . .. and we WILL WIN!

  God bless us one and all … especially those who denounce Him.  God bless
America and Canada, despite all their faults.  They are still the greatest
nations of all.

  God bless our service men and women who are fighting to protect our right
to pray and worship God.

  May 2007 be the year the silent majority is heard and we put God back as
the foundation of our families and institutions.

  Keep looking up.

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One Response to “Paul Harvey Says:”

  1. Ed Darrell said

    But if you do go to a soccer game in Jerusalem, you won’t hear a public prayer at all, let alone a Jewish prayer. If you go to a soccer game in Baghdad, you won’t hear a Muslim prayer, or any public prayer. Only someone not paying much attention would expect to hear a Buddhist prayer in China — Buddhists don’t pray in public like that, the traditional religion in China is Tao, and there are no public prayers in China. No prayers in Rome, either.

    By the way, it was a Catholic family who sued in Texas to stop the games before the football games. The prayers were anti-Catholic often. Sometimes they were anti-Mormon, and a Mormon family joined as co-plaintiff. So the football team beat up the only Jewish kid in town.

    Peace would be better. There’s an old joke that somebody asked Mahatma Gandhi what he thought about the Christian religion, and he replied that he thought it was a wonderful idea, and he hoped someone would try it some day. When I see otherwise good Christians argue that it’s okay to urinate on our Constitution and offend others, I think I agree with Gandhi’s sentiments, fictional or real.

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