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The subject of religion and prayer being taught in schools is a contemporary issue.  It is recognized that we have diverse classrooms with children from many nationalities and religious beliefs. While we recognize the right of all to their own religion, the lack of prayer and recognition of a power greater than ours is leading to the demise of morals and yes, the demise of our youth.  Here is how one teenager feels about the issue.


THE NEW SCHOOL PRAYER

                                 (prayer of an Arizona teenager)

 
Now I sit me
down in school

 Where praying is against the rule.

 For this great nation under God

 Finds mention of Him very odd.

 If Scripture now the class recites,

 It violates the Bill of Rights.

 And anytime my head I bow

 Becomes a Federal matter now.

 Our hair can be purple, orange or green,

 That's no offence; it's a freedom scene.

 The law is specific, the law is precise.

 Prayers spoken aloud are a serious vice.

 For praying in a public hall

 Might offend someone with no faith at all.

 In silence alone we must meditate,

 God's name is prohibited by the state.

 We're allowed to cuss and dress like freaks,

 And pierce our noses, tongues and cheeks.

 They've outlawed guns, but FIRST the Bible.

 To quote the Good Book makes me liable.

 We can elect a pregnant Senior Queen,

 And the 'unwed daddy,' our Senior King.

 It's "inappropriate" to teach right from wrong,

 We're taught that such "judgments" do not belong.

 We can get our condoms and birth controls,

 Study witchcraft, vampires and totem poles.

 But the Ten Commandments are not allowed,

 It's scary here I must confess,

 When chaos reigns the school's a mess.

 So, Lord, this silent plea I make:

 Should I be shot; My soul please take!

                    Amen

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