Replacement for School Prayer and the “Old” Pledge of Allegiance

BY A 15 yr. OLD SCHOOL KID

who got an A+ for this entry

(TOTALLY AWESOME)!

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 kid in Arizona wrote the attached

NEW School prayer:

“New Pledge of Allegiance”

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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

Not ashamed? Pass this on!

-Submitted by Bob Stanley with thanks to the Wheeler Family.

Left-wingers to the core!


I sure hope this photo is fake … but I’m told it’s not.

Submitted by Bob Stanley

Why a Pledge on Humanae Vitae?

Human Life International e-Newsletter
Volume 03, Number 26 | Friday, June 27, 2008
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Why a Pledge on Humanae Vitae?

To [Christian married couples] the Lord entrusts the task of making visible to men the holiness and sweetness of the law which unites the mutual love of husband and wife with their cooperation with the love of God the author of human life. [Pope Paul VI, Humanae vitae, ¶25].

It may seem odd to take a pledge to do what we are supposed to do anyway – follow the teachings of the Church. By our baptism and confirmation we are already vowed, at least implicitly, to do so. But we are living under special circumstances in a secular society where many Catholics have, knowingly or unknowingly supplanted their faith with another code by which they live, deeming it more “realistic.” But nothing is more realistic or “practical” than eternal salvation and living this life in accord with God’s designs.

So why do we pledge to assent to something as beautiful as God’s natural designs? Something, which in a less darkened world that ought to go without saying? For two reasons, at least: First, as an act of reparation for forty years of public dissent that led so many people astray by treating this ignorance of our Church as some kind of “enlightenment” or “liberation.” Second as an act of witness and assent to counter the anti-witness of this dissent, which brought so much incalculable damage to our Church and world, and indeed the witness of the Church.

We stand up as confessors of the Faith. In the ancient Church, after the great martyrdoms ceased, those who stood for the Faith in a hostile climate were known as confessors of the Faith.

In taking this pledge we stand with the martyrs and confessors of the past in giving public witness not only to the Truth of our Church but her beauty.

Human Life International has an ongoing campaign of collecting this Pledge from clergy members and seminarians. This week we announce and offer a similar pledge to members of the lay faithful.

To sign the Pledge electronically, click here. To download a pdf copy of the Pledge to sign and distribute to others to sign please go here: [Laity Pledge in PDF]

We recommend pastors include it as a bulletin insert and lay people distribute it among friends and family.

Sincerely Yours in Christ,

 

Rev. Thomas J. Euteneuer,
President, Human Life International

Clergy Pledge of Assent to Humanae Vitae

Human Life International e-Newsletter
Volume 03, Number 24 | Friday, June 13, 2008
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Clergy Pledge of Assent to Humanae Vitae

Dear HLI friends and readers of Spirit and Life®,

I am happy to send you our “Clergy Pledge of Assent” to the papal encyclical Humanae Vitae which we are trying to get into the hands of as many priests as possible this summer. I would personally appreciate if you could print out the version of it provided in this email and show it to priests, permanent deacons and seminarians and encourage them to sign it and send it to HLI. Note, first of all, that we have already sent this to our email list of priests who signed up for the “Humanae Vitae Priests” newsletter so there is no need for you to give it to those already on our list. However, you can encourage them to sign it online if that is easier! (See www.humanaevitaepriests.org.)

When I wrote to the clergy I told them that “it is HLI’s desire and purpose to tell the world that we will not be silent about this encyclical or its teaching. Nor will we stand by idly when Pope Paul VI’s predictions of cultural and spiritual degradation are manifesting themselves around us in broken marriages, devastated families and pernicious immorality.” Whereas there was a whole generation of clerical silence and dissent to this most critical of all papal encyclicals, we will be the clerical generation of assent. We believe that the Catholic clergy has a large part to play in turning this situation around, and only a full promotion of the teachings of this encyclical by the clergy will be a force for change in our present culture of death.

We need you to help us get the word out to the clergy and seminarians. We are particularly interested in raising awareness of this campaign in the next month before the actual 40th anniversary of the encyclical (July 25th), but we will be collecting signatures of bishops, priests, deacons and seminarians for the whole year.

Oh, and by the way, be prepared for a Laity version of the Humanae vitae pledge to come your way too! We, the generation of assent to Humanae vitae, will let our voices be heard!

Rev. Thomas J. Euteneuer,
President, Human Life International

Link to downloadable pledge