Monday, June 23, 2008

a new pledge of allegiance

My mom sent this to me in an email.
I thought it was important enought to pass on.

Since the Pledge of Allegiance
and
The Lord's Prayer
are not allowed in most
public schools anymore because the word 'God' is mentioned...
A 15 year old kid in Arizona wrote the following:

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 offense; 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,
No word of God must reach this crowd.

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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link of the day:
http://www.youcanmakethis.com/
(thanks Kailani)

11 comments:

Just Mom said...

Yup.

Amber said...

Very sad to think of what they ban and yet what they allow in the name of free speech. Unbelievable.

Heidi Jo said...

makes me so, so sad.

Lori said...

I agree with the others...sad.

Penless Thoughts said...

I'd seen this before but nice to be reminded once again. Such a need for prayer!!!!
Susan

Momma Roar said...

Just the fact that a *student* wrote it makes it even more amazing!


I love the 'you can make this' site - that is where some of the patterns I make are sold!! :-D

Barb said...

The last line has stayed in mind a long time.

kailani said...

What a great poem! Gets right to the point.

MoziEsmé said...

Sad . . .

SharonB said...

so true...and yet we must remember to continue to pray....

Jamey said...

I love this!!!