Nomination for ‘Best Email of the Year’ stirs controversy, strikes nerves

Talk about striking a nerve.

According to the Association of Mature American Citizens, the self-labeled “voice of Americans 50+,” the following polite rant was sent by member Howard Sharpell, and it caught the eye of the editor who headlined it bluntly, “Nominated for Best Email of the Year.”

Teacher

Photo from Amac.us

After being interviewed by the school administration, the prospective teacher said:

‘Let me see if I’ve got this right.

‘You want me to go into that room with all those kids, correct their disruptive behavior, observe them for signs of abuse, monitor their dress habits, censor their T-shirt messages, and instill in them a love for learning.

‘You want me to check their backpacks for weapons, wage war on drugs and sexually transmitted diseases, and raise their sense of self esteem and personal pride.

‘You want me to teach them patriotism and good citizenship, sportsmanship and fair play, and how to register to vote, balance a checkbook, and apply for a job.

‘You want me to check their heads for lice, recognize signs of antisocial behavior, and make sure that they all pass the final exams.

‘You also want me to provide them with an equal education regardless of their handicaps, and communicate regularly with their parents in English, Spanish or any other language, by letter, telephone, newsletter, and report card.

‘You want me to do all this with a piece of chalk, a blackboard, a bulletin board, a few books, a big smile, and a starting salary that qualifies me for food stamps.

‘You want me to do all this, and then you tell me……
I can’t pray.

There is no explanation of the nomination, or background on the origin of the post or its author, but it has stirred something in parents, educators and average Americans alike. Based on the passionate comments the rant generated and its nomination, by someone, as best email of the year, I thought it was worth sharing.

You can read the comments here, or write your own below.

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  • madgrandma

    Love this person! PRAY BIG!

  • Frank Shillcock

    Never stop praying. …..God bless you.

    • Mr Keith Charles Johnson

      Ephesians 6:17-19

      New King James Version (NKJV)

      17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; 18 praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints— 19 and for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel,

      New King James Version (NKJV)

      The Holy Bible, New King James Version Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.

      http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ephesians+6:17-19&version=NKJV

      • heroay

        fabricated bible to fool the goyim-cow. To these days. Look at the ‘preacher’……………Gasp!

        • Mr Keith Charles Johnson

          fabricated?? you are an uneducated naysayer plus being an atheist, you goat-turd troll. I am no preacher, and all that you ever do is resort back to Jewish terms of which goyim is the MASCULINE usage, and cows are females. You ignorant sum-bitch. Go read a book.

          • heroay

            BLA-BLAH…Dumbtard Plump Senile Windbag Full-o-Gass, you CANNOT convince a lice on your balding cranium.

            WORLD RELIGIONS:

            Christians………..33.3%
            Muslims……………21.0%
            Hindus……………..13.3%
            Buddhists…………..6.0%
            Other Religions…12.0%
            Deists………………12.0%
            Atheists………………2.3%
            talmudics…………….0.23% -o–(0o)?

            THAT’s WHY the ashkenazi talmudics HAD to attach themselves to Christianity in late 1800′s, else, they would have NO POWER over NOBODY!

            It’s time to shake off the sucking FLEAS on our shoulders. Make them LEARN to WORK for feed.

          • Mr Keith Charles Johnson

            You really are an ignorant bastard aren’t you? You’ve boiler-plated your answer and used it as the only response to my last four posts?? I’m not trying to convince you of anything because your mind is closed tighter than your boyfriends rectum. All you do is tell lies and name-call, and you’ve got ad hominem down pat you xenophobic bloviator. BTW they’re called JEWISH, not Talmudic. Why do you hate them so much? Additionally, why didn’t you answer my question about goyim? If your going to use Hebrew, you can at least use it correctly.

          • heroay

            All the answers to your stupid evasive ‘questions’, Dumbtard Plump Senile Windbag Full-o-Gass. NOT the article, dummy, the SIDELINE LINKS, zionist GassBag. Then, Swallow.

            http://tinyurl.com/lc5puj4

          • Mr Keith Charles Johnson

            I know your are, but what am I??

          • heroay

            Dumbtard Plump Senile Windbag Full-o-Gass.

            Christians………..33.3%
            talmudics…………..0.23% -o–(0o)?

            “THAT’s WHY the ashkenazi talmudics HAD to attach themselves to Christianity in late 1800′s, else, they would have NO POWER over NOBODY!” Maggots! Leeches! Pariahs! The Plague!… Where’s RAID!?

  • Terry Burroughs

    Who is stopping anyone from praying? No one! Anyone can stop for 30 seconds, whisper their prayer and move on. What is the problem?

    • Independence_R_US

      Well if the teacher is asked what she’s doing & says anything, an atheist group from some other state will contact the Atheist club to have the teacher sanctioned & threaten a law suit to the school becasue of the supposedly separation of church & state. Other than that I don’t see a problem.

      BTW an entire group of children didn’t get toys this year becasue of said group threatening a law suit becasue a church organization volunteered to give a way the gifts. Hmm no problem at all. DUH

      • Terry Burroughs

        Duh. That was my reaction to what you said.

        • Nasty Man

          Reaction of a RETARD!

        • Independence_R_US

          Typical liberal response to anything that befuddles them. Like economy, HC, Obama, politics, math, etc. Maybe if you asked Obama or another of the liberal boneheads what to think you would be able to understand the word DUH.

        • Poodleguy

          Terry – look about you, you have no friends here & your idiotic posts are the sort that would cause one to point & laugh…………..

          • heroay

            these moronic retards are MASOCHISTS. Since they cannot get enough crack, same sex partners, or cow fertilizer for their potato plants, they go to get trashed, kicked, slandered, abused, and punched. And return for more, whattaheck it’s free!

        • heroay

          Why it’s so easy to ID liberule commie anti-Christians today, since they are so secretive? NOT!

          • Doug

            Why would they want to be secretive. This isn’t Nazi Germany or do you wish it was.

          • heroay

            Dumb troll, can’t even read English… Doung!

        • Mr Keith Charles Johnson

          Duh?? Couldn’t come up with something on your own so you repeat what Independence_R_US posted to you? You are the typical liberal hack, and your mantra is “My Mind’s Made Up~Don’t Confuse Me With The Facts” You must be tag-teaming with heroay, and you might have scolionphobia also.

          • heroay

            “DUH”??? Copy-cat uneducated zio-tard? Dumbtard Plump Senile Windbag Full-o-Gass, you CANNOT convince a toad on your balding cranium.

            WORLD RELIGIONS:

            Christians………..33.3%
            Muslims……………21.0%
            Hindus……………..13.3%
            Buddhists…………..6.0%
            Other Religions…12.0%
            Deists………………12.0%
            Atheists………………2.3%
            talmudics…………….0.23% -o–(0o)?

            THAT’s WHY the ashkenazi talmudics HAD to attach themselves to Christianity in late 1800′s, else, they would have NO POWER over NOBODY!

            It’s time to shake off the sucking FLEAS on our shoulders. Make them LEARN to WORK for feed.

    • Barry Parrish

      The problem is the people coming out of the closet are trying to drive Christians into it. people who want to be accepted should first learn to accept.

      • Terry Burroughs

        What in the world does your statement have to do with school prayer?

        • Barry Parrish

          You said teachers could pray silently(whisper). So I guess it is okay for someone to pray in the closet so it doesn’t offend you. It is no longer okay for someone to display their faith in God. It is okay for someone who that offends to come out and try to sue the pants off someone for it. The small group that has been making so much noise has finally gotten heard and guess what…. the large group they are offending don’t like what they are hearing now. Christians are only going to back so far in the corner before they come out swinging. This is not the old testament days. The other cheek has been turned all too often.

          • NoCrud

            People don’t read the Bible with understanding.

            It says “turn the other cheek” but it does not say to allow anyone to hit it.

          • Mr Keith Charles Johnson

            It does kind of, but you have to read the verse in context, and use the concordance. I’m a Christian, and I came into this world bloody and screaming, and if anybody causes harm to me or my family they can do the same thing. What’s interesting about what you say about reading the bible is this; i.e., the “eye for an eye” rule has to do with men fighting and causing a pregnant woman to give premature birth. It’s amazing, I wonder what God would say about the pro-abortion crowd?
            http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Exodus 21:22-25&version=NKJV
            Exodus 21:22-25

            New King James Version (NKJV)

            22 “If men fight, and hurt a woman with child, so that she gives birth prematurely, yet no harm follows, he shall surely be punished accordingly as the woman’s husband imposes on him; and he shall pay as the judges determine. 23 But if any harm follows, then you shall give life for life, 24 eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, 25 burn for burn, wound for wound, stripe for stripe.

          • acers2

            Hey NoCrud, ain’t gonna be no cheek turning for someone to hit it. If they do not accomplish their goal on first swing, it’s katy bar the door, because their butt, belongs to me. :)

          • Mr Keith Charles Johnson

            We need to return to the Old Testament days. That’s when God kicked ass. (”an eye for an eye”). “Turn the other cheek” is a New Testament tenet.
            http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+5:38-40&version=NIV

            Matthew 5:38-40

            New International Version (NIV)

            Eye for Eye

            38 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.’[a] 39 But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also. 40 And if anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, hand over your coat as well.
            Footnotes:
            a. Matthew 5:38 Exodus 21:24; Lev. 24:20; Deut. 19:21

          • Doug

            The law of lex talionis.

          • Mr Keith Charles Johnson

            And your point is? A rose is a rose.
            Latin, No less. Is that supposed to make you look smart? Or, are you some shyster lawyer just want to foul up the thread. Troll elsewhere.

            “How
            many legs does a dog have if you count his tail as a leg? Four. You can
            call a tail a leg if you want to, but that doesn’t make it a leg”. Abraham Lincoln (1809 – 1865)

          • Marilyn Z

            Yet, the muslims are allowed to raise their butts in our public streets, blocking traffic, and no one seems to mind. There is a BIG war on Christianity going on….all others are welcome, but not Christianity.

            So many little kids lead such pathetic lives and it is great if they can be shown a religion of love and peace, but the teachers are not allowed.

            I had that sort of childhood, but my teachers were always such strong Christians (rural, American heartland) & I was always allowed to go to church since it was at the end of my block and that was the only thing that made me realize I could rise above it, but it was up to me. The kids today are not getting that little push from their teachers and that is a big part of the problem with our current culture.

    • Kirk Cramer

      Pray in secret but promote homo life style to kids in class. IDIOT !

      • Terry Burroughs

        Obviously you are. How Christian of you.

        • Nomad

          Why do you get the hell off this site, you moron, atheist faggot!!!

          • MSG L

            He has the right to his opinion, regardless of its origin. You, on the other hand, do not get to refer to anyone as a “faggot”.You seem to have your own issues.

          • heroay

            Mmmm…. but on the other hand, aren’t YOU also denying Nomad his RIGHT to trash a piece of subversive anti-Christian DUNG? Where is your balance?

          • acers2

            They have no balance, other than, do as I say. It’s per their mandate, 1.5% telling the other 98.5% what and how to do it. Was great to see Ducks Unlimited, shove it where the sun don’t shine.

          • Amanda Rivera

            Now, wait. As a Christian its our charge to hate the sin, not the sinner. Don’t be hateful or malicious. It doesn’t show anyone the way, we are to lead by example. As Jesus did. Sure, we’re human and will falter unlike Him, but cussing him out will just make you look worse than him, since you’re the Christian and from what I’ve read in the short amount of time I’ve been he’s not. Besides, you should be rejoicing, the others are right. The core of America is waking up. The normal, Christian, family -based folks like us are getting tired of our whippings and are about to take back our country. Don’t you feel it?

          • heroay

            Just smell the wind… Victory is on the Horizon… The animals wanted WW3 since THEIR 9-11, their last straw, and they lost it. Now, “as they sow so shall they reap”. So Be IT!

    • BIGOTIST

      terry, dont no f ur a man or a splittail, but
      U r a fckn idiot twisting words 4 attention!!!!!!

      • Raconteur Duck

        Do you speak Ebonics, too, or are you just that incapable of writing a coherent thought, using American English?

        • heroay

          betcha a wooden shekel you DID get DUH message, DUH-ck??

          • Raconteur Duck

            Another liberal arts major is heard from.

          • heroay

            Not ‘liberal’, punk, LIBERATED, from YOUR kosher academimacacus blindfolding students in America’s schools.

          • Raconteur Duck

            Ahh, so you are not educated. Wow, who’d of guessed? How can such eloquence and elucidation come from such a bigoted head? Must be religion.

          • heroay

            Bigoted? Must be religion? Why do you ‘share’ your own ziotic motivations while crawling online like a deadbeat kosher maggot?

          • Raconteur Duck

            Bigoted. Q.E.D. Yes, your religion of hatred towards Jews. BTW, I’m not Jewish, but I do eat kosher dill pickles.

          • heroay

            DUH-ckie Duck? The ONLY genocidal hate religion (well, instruction crap) is your talmud. “The talmud unmasked- Pranaitis. The ‘other’ excuse is YOUR “Radical Islam”, invented by your ashkenazi overlords in Britain (Confessiones of a British Spy), to pike
            Christianity vs Islam. “By way of deception you shall make war” – Mossad motto. TREASON has no statute of limitations. OUCH!

          • Raconteur Duck

            And the Christian Bible has never been used as an excuse for violence, murder, or war. You are pathetic and should seek professional help. I know a good Jewish headshrink… I’m sure he would take YOU ‘pro bono’.

          • heroay

            Thanks, dumb quack monkee. NT is holy, but the OT is full of hate and bias and slavery. HOWEVER, you conveniently omit YOUR talmud. Top of the heap. As for recom, your shrunk and you already were born with SHRUNK brains, though EXPLODING (gass) GLOBAL craniums, what ‘advice’, dummy?

          • Raconteur Duck

            HA!HA!HA! You crack me up. The only ones I’ve known to be as blatantly racist bigoted, and illiterate as you, are the Taliban and al Qeda. That really puts you in fine company, Bunky. Are you ready to go war for what you believe? No, a gutless wonder like you, wouldn’t have the balls to even contemplate it. You’ll hide behind everyone else and claim what a big warrior you are, as you dance in the blood of those braver than you and make false claims about your daring feats.
            Go away little worm and stop bothering your betters.

          • heroay

            HA!HA!HA! You ARE cracked up from birth, DUH-ck Quack. Your head deep in your crevice proves it. Aaaah… the coward ziotard pretends to conceal his tall mud, duh, duhmbocrap?

          • Mr Keith Charles Johnson

            heroay, you are shameless, and show up in the most strange places Now you’re talking about shekels which is Hebrew. I thought you hated the Jews from all of your horse$#!+ on your previous drivel.

            http://www.xe.com
            Shekel,
            is any of several ancient units of weight or of currency. The first
            usage is from Mesopotamia around 3000 BCE. Initially, it may have
            referred to a weight of barley. This shekel was about 180 grains.
            en.wikipedia.org

          • heroay

            Who gives two half pieces of goat dropping what YOU ‘think’? Your mommy, rolling blob? What a cute babbling ziotard.

          • Doug

            When you give blood is it all bile?

          • heroay

            Doung?? i don’t believe in blood rituals, like your rabbinos. As for YOUR blood, it is known since biblical time to be YELLOW. Like, u-rine??

          • Mr Keith Charles Johnson

            You must be the goat droppings you’re babbling about. Now be a good little troll, get back in your high chair, and eat your pablum. Ziotard?? You must be plagued with scolionophobia. You’re the one who is xenophobic.

          • heroay

            ZZzzz…Dumbtard Plump Senile Windbag Full-o-Gass, you CANNOT convince a toad on your balding cranium.

            WORLD RELIGIONS:

            Christians………..33.3%
            Muslims……………21.0%
            Hindus……………..13.3%
            Buddhists…………..6.0%
            Other Religions…12.0%
            Deists………………12.0%
            Atheists………………2.3%
            talmudics…………….0.23% -o–(0o)?

            THAT’s WHY the ashkenazi talmudics HAD to attach themselves to Christianity in late 1800′s, else, they would have NO POWER over NOBODY!

            It’s time to shake off the sucking FLEAS on our shoulders. Make them LEARN to WORK for feed.

    • Nasty Man

      Is your Name Joe Biden?

      • heroay

        no, “Chucka Schuma”, the retard anti-gun commie bolshevik ziotard.

    • MSG L

      Have you had your head under a rock for the last thirty years?
      People like you are the “problem”.

    • Hendrick

      Having to whisper might be the problem.

    • heroay

      Terry boy, your head has been stuck inside some deep crevice near you for too long. Have a breath of fresh air for a change!

      • Doug

        Congratulations! You wrote two sentences without any vile insulting accusations. It can be done.

        • heroay

          Doung?? Terryboy doesn’t seem to be kosher troll, that’s why. Doung?

    • Mr Keith Charles Johnson
    • 848484

      YOU, COMMON CORE, TEACHER’S UNIONS, AND FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ARE THE PROBLEM. WE ALL, YES YOU TOO, SHOULD DEMAND THAT PRAYERS ARE ALLOWED IN SCHOOLS, PLUS PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE…..EVERY MORNING.

      • Jon

        Right, because that’s the big problem.Not the total lack of parental and student accountability, lack of funding, and disrespect for teaching profession. It’s the lack of public prayer in schools.

  • Nancy Hernandez

    Amen to all of this! Pray without ceasing!

    • EliseR

      If you are praying without ceasing, when are you working?

      • nanap

        To pray, you don’t have to stop what you are doing. You can be driving down the road. Prayer is a sincere desire of the heart and it does not even have to be spoken. God reads hearts and He directs us to Pray without Ceasing.

        • heroay

          but there IS a problem. There is a god that requires children sacrifice, and that demands full attention, rapine, kidnapping, the works. That’s WHY she is CONFUSED.

      • Kirk Cramer

        MULTITASK……

        • Barry Parrish

          To these idiots multitasking is stopping by the liquor store or pot dealer on the way back from getting their EBT card updated. BTW, I am not against a little indulgence so long as it isn’t subsidized by hard working citizens tax money.

      • Nancy Hernandez

        It is possible to have a running dialogue with God, in your head, while working.

        • heroay

          NOT in her fractal brain! Besides, she does NOT work (UGH!), she is fully subsidized with YOUR tax-robbed dollars…

        • Amanda Rivera

          Yes

      • heroay

        when you stop asking dumb questions. Duh?

      • Nasty Man

        “When” About the same time you leave the Basement, of your Mom’s house………….

  • EliseR

    Teachers can pray all they want. they just can’t make the kids pray with them.

    • JKGusicas

      You are either intentionally naive or…never mind. You wouldn’t admit the reality that is happening in our schools no matter what. Teachers can no more pray out loud, within earshot of any who would object, in view of any who would object, and said teacher will be reprimanded to go pray in a closet. The mere utterance of Jesus name is enough to make this happen in most schools.

      • EliseR

        Can you pray out loud whenever you want at your job.

        • Terry Burroughs

          Wouldn’t that start a whole other war? The difference is adults can defend themselves. Children are way to vulnerable to be left to the many different teachers they will have to be subjected to what every that person believes. For the life of me I can’t comprehend why anyone would want to have their children’s religious beliefs supplemented by strangers they don’t know! Have you all lost your minds?

          • Barry Parrish

            So you think it is okay as long our children are subjected to your leftist views, but not if you disagree. Take your illogical mind back under your communist rock.

          • Terry Burroughs

            Barry, you know nothing about me and you have shown how ignorant people with no common sense who don’t think things through can be. BTW, I am a Conservative Libertarian. Doesn’t that rock your miserable little world. You think you know so much about me? Be a man and tell me what “my leftist views” are Barry. My view is that I love & respect our Constitution. So now who is the communist….Barry?

          • Barry Parrish

            Conservative Libertarian? Seems like an oxymoron to me. I know enough just by your posts here that you may like to profess conservativism, but your attitude is lacking tolerance. make yourself a checklist..liberal vs conservative. I am sure you find that you are more like oblunder than you want to admit.

          • Doug

            Libertarians are conservatives who don’t want to muck around in all the morality issues that continue to sink the GOP.

          • Barry Parrish

            I understand that, but I do not believe this Terry character does. I think he has an identity crises. Based on his opinions of others, I would like to know how he views himself… escept I am sure I would be less intelligent for that experience.:

          • heroay

            Doung?? You can discern left from right, and up from down?? How about pulling your head from that dark crevice when you type?

          • Doug

            Dark crevice must be the Nazi phrase of the day.

          • heroay

            Doung? Not ‘nazi’, ashkenazi. Two bit pretender.

          • heroay

            maybe you ‘respect’ the Constitution, but you despise the Bill of Rights?

        • http://kankurosdoll.deviantart.com/ Pookaloo

          We are, regardless of where we are at, protected by the First Amendment, which the second backs up. We are allowed Freedom OF Religion/Faith, not the contrary.

          The whole “freedom from religion” letter that the atheists and such like to bring up, was a letter from President Jefferson to BAPTISTS. They were worried about the states having too much power and such. He reassured them that they were safe under the Second Amendment in the Constitution. Today, we are the same people (born and raised Americans) to whom this applies. Others are allowed to be protected by said Constitution ONLY if they become Americans the legal way (no not amnesty).

          In short: yes, you are allowed to openly pray/lead prayer ANYWHERE IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA that you would like to.

          • Pamela K. Cahoon Laub

            The left always gets that wrong. It is “freedom OF religion”.

          • local_gal

            read her post again

          • Terry Burroughs

            Yes Pamela, you are correct. I think most of the time these problems arise not because people don’t understand, but because they don’t want to understand.

          • heroay

            your voice, or your echo?

          • EliseR

            Teachers should be teaching at school, not leading children in prayer. Teachers can pray on their own time, on breaks, at lunch, whatever, quietly to themselves, whatever, but they have no business leading children in prayer during the school day in a public school.

          • heroay

            we own everything. It’s paid with OUR tax-robbed dollars. The Gov does NOT produce, except, death and desolation (since 1913). So, buss off, pretender.

          • heroay

            EXCEPT… in a sin-of-Gog. God will punish for that.

        • Pamela K. Cahoon Laub

          If you’re m*slim.

          • EliseR

            Wrong again Pamela. Just more of your nonsense.

          • heroay

            typical anti-Christian ashkenazi, duh?

          • heroay

            no, she is not. These days ‘libtard’ or ‘progresso’ or ‘demoncrat’ are synonymous with clandestine ashkenazis (aka, ‘jews’), dividing American forums to make them attack each other. ‘They’ been after Christianity for 2000 years already. Though failed.

        • Howard Turner

          yes elise i can pray out loud at work i do it everyday and my boss does not tell me to stop she appreciates the fact that i do my job well even if i pray to God to thank Him for all he’s given me or ask him strength to complete a difficult task

      • Terry Burroughs

        So are you saying that God can’t hear a whispered prayer so one must pray out loud? How do any of you feel about everything stopping in school several times a day to let the Muslim children pray? Can’t the teacher say a prayer in the teachers lounge, or in the bathroom, or while walking down the hall? How about just before going into the school? Do teachers have to wait until they are in the classroom to pray? Do you want your kids teacher to pray to Allah in front of him? Maybe Mrs. Goldstein doesn’t want her child subjected to a teacher praying to Jesus. Use some common sense people.

        • Pamela K. Cahoon Laub

          If m*slims can pray out loud at school or work why shouldn’t Christians have the same rights?

          • heroay

            muslims are prop of the ashkenazi anti-Christian subversives. They bring these mussies here to stir the pot. Divide and conquer. It’s the koshies, Mickey!

        • NoCrud

          It is not required to pray “out loud” because God knows our hearts.

          • heroay

            Mmmm…. YOURS? Which one? Mammon? Molech??

        • heroay

          if Goldanstein don’t wanna, she can plug the ears of her spawn. America is a Christian country, even if it itches your skin.

        • JKGusicas

          So why is it the first defense is always would you want a Muslim…fill in the blank? Uttering the name of Jesus in prayer, outside of prayer, in conversation of virtually any sorts is nearing a capital offense in the government square. OMG is acceptable, but not “thank you Jesus”.

          A comparative of a prayer rug and daily prayer to Allah won’t help you on this one. The myriad of lawsuits by the separationists and the ACLU very clearly point to a bias not against all religion, just against Christianity. When a school offers a room for Muslim prayer, that is acceptable to this cadre. Yet, as I noted, the sheer bowing of the head, or a ‘thank you lord Jesus’ is cause for disciplinary action.

    • Kirk Cramer

      Only to false gods but never to Jesus Christ nor the God of the Bible.

      • heroay

        WHICH ‘God’? Because the joined ‘Bible’ has TWO Gods…. Furious Yahweh, and the Redeeming Father. Hebrew (originally), and Christian. Which?

    • heroay

      any yeshiva critters CAN leave the room and go bob their heads at the parking lot. Commie atheists or talmudics DO NOT speak for Christian children, duh?

  • threebarrs

    I don’t know or care who nominated it for e-mail of the year, however, the content is right on. Both in the expectations of our teachers today to be all things to all the students and the unwillingness of our schools to recognize that prayer is beneficial and needed by humans. Great post from whomever sent it. We should have more recognition of the ridiculous expectations of our teachers. Let them teach children, not require them to be everything our children need.

    • nanap

      And how about what we require of our military. At the same time we are denying them chaplains and the very Freedom of Religion. I have heard there are no atheists in foxholes but we sure have them running their mouths all over this country including in Washington DC

      • threebarrs

        I couldn’t agree with you more! It is pathetic that our military, the men and women who keep our freedom intact, are being attacked on every front – especially the Freedom of Religion if they are Christian. Let us be certain to keep praying for our military and praying to get the “infidel” out of the White House!

  • Terry Burroughs

    “School-led prayers are not the answer. To be fair, prayers in public school systems would have to accommodate all religions.” Anyone willing to read this so there can be an opinion from an other point view? http://articles.philly.com/2001-11-01/news/25322203_1_mandatory-prayer-school-led-prayer-silent-prayer

    • heroay

      i was read the Bible (yes, both) in school, SO? Am a fierce anti-anti-Christian today. THAT’s what the subversive clandestine neanderthals want, against the will of the Founders. Losers.

  • IHateLibs

    Sums it up , Purdy good to me

  • flamengo1265

    This praying out loud in school thing is a double-edged sword…..what if your child’s teacher was a practicing Muslim who wanted to drop down on his carpet 2 or 3 times a day and recite his prayers to the kids. If you let the Christian teacher do it, you have to let the Muslim teacher do it too. So be careful what you wish for…..’cause you might get it.

    • Bouncerquinn

      Actually the courts have already decided in the favor of Muslim teachers who wish to pray in the classroom and actually share their theology with our children. This is the case in Michigan and New Jersey. But don’t take my word for it. Look into it and find out for yourself. In Oklahoma a judge upheld a Muslim’s practice of Sharia law with his teenage daughter, because state law infringes on his religeous rights.

      • heroay

        and the courts, lawyers, and judges? WHICH brand are they? Mussies? Appalachians? Brahmani? NO, 70% of lawyers are ashkenazis, 80% of judges are ashkenazis, and the courts are kangaroo-style. And they all read the Talmud, NOT the Koran. Any clues WHY it happens at it happens?

        • Bouncerquinn

          Yeah, because the progressives have been working to this end for almost 100 years and conservatives just started realizing it in the last 20 or 30 years. Unfortunately, the progressives are deeply imbedded into both parties and a 3rd party appealing to only conservatives could actually win a majority if people would quit listening to the pundits and just go for.

          • heroay

            Besides an armed revolution, the only hope for this country, immediately, is IMPOSE on their noses the constitutional PAPER BALLOTS. So long as we are mocked and fooled and laughed at with their RIGGED ‘voting’ MACHINES. they win.

  • Guest

    That is a great e-mail, but unfortunately must have been a letter posted in Ann Landers or Dear Abby in the 70′s as it is well out of date. You see they don’t want you to do any of that these days. They want you to recommend every child that isn’t just perfectly still and quiet for ritilan treatnment. So they can act like well behaved little zombies. They want you to quit wasting your time grading their papers and just pass them, because after all, we wouldn’t want our schools to lose their accreditation. They want you to teach them how to take test and pass test, not actually study the material and learn. They want you to indoctrinate our little people into the socialist system of education and teach them how great our progessive leaders were and how bad our conservative leaders have been. They want you to teach our children what to think and not how to think. They want you to cram evolution down our throats and convince them that intellingent life began through a spark between two single celled entities and that if you believe in a creator that your parent or parents are crazy for believing in such fairy tales. They want you to look for the most far fetched signs of abuse so that the state can step in and make sure that these little darlings are getting the right kind of discipline, the kind that the stae decides is good for the children. And if you do all of this for the petty little salaries that we pay you, we will reward you with a retirement package that will pay 150% of your salary for the rest of your days. And we will give you fully covered healthcare until you die.
    Now who is the one who believes in fairytales. Because if you believe the government is going to keep any of it’s promises, you are to naive and gullible to be teaching my children.

    • NoCrud

      Teachers unions also taught teachers that if they are not being paid what teachers and their unions don’t consider “fair” wages, then the teachers will only provide students with the education that they get paid for. However, you still find some good teachers that do not toe the union mark even if it goes against the union. I know this happens because my daughter had a “union” teacher that still went the extra mile to make sure my daughter got a good education.

      • heroay

        And WHO runs these and all j-Unions, basically? YOU know, but pretend to ignore the source of ALL our problems, since ‘they’ invaded and hijacked this country in 1913. Such shortsightedness…