Christian mob hijacks school board meeting
A school board meeting in Okaloosa County, Florida descended into chaos yesterday when a a mob of Christian halfwits, including members of the clergy, began loudly praying, clapping and shouting as the board prepared to vote on whether to allow Christian prayers in public schools.
Their infantile behaviour appears to have swayed the board. According to this report, it voted 3 to 2 in favour of allowing teachers and administrators to lead students in Christian prayers at school functions.
The Okaloosa-Walton Freethinkers posted a video on Facebook of the mayhem that erupted at the meeting when the hooligans began to loudly pray and sing together.
The group said in a Facebook post:
This was just the beginning of the antics that took place prior to the Okaloosa School Board meeting this evening.
Ft Walton Beach’s Northwest Florida News reported:
More than 125 people packed the Okaloosa County School Board chambers Monday night, with more than 20 members of the public requesting to speak.
Lewis Jennings, one of the speakers, said:
I rise in support of the invocation at this meeting or any other meeting. I’m heartstruck at the thought that we have to fight to be able to pray. How in the world can we start our meetings and not invoke the name of God?
Another imbecile, April Jennings, declared:
I have a 3-year-old. I raise her up on her knees. I don’t want her to be a part of a school system where God is not welcome. I can’t afford to home-school her, but I will go broke taking my time to teach her about Jesus.
A third ass, Robert Brady of Ft Walton, brayed:
Because of the problems we face in running the school board and all of the school system, you need to bring back God into your deliberations. You’re dealing with some tough problems in the schools, and you need God to help you.
Given the vote in favour of prayer, David Suhor pointed out that prayer in schools should now extend to all religious groups and not just Christians. He told the board:
We humanists believe you are making a huge mistake by injecting prayer into this meeting. By introducing prayer, you abandon all sense of neutrality.
And he asked:
How are you going to deal with a Muslim or pagan who wants to lead a prayer? What are you going to do when a Satanist says a prayer?
Commenting on this disgraceful incident, Friendly Atheist Hemant Mehta wrote:
There are kids who educational careers are in the hands of these deluded people. They care more about pushing their faith onto everyone else than making sure children are getting a proper education.
It’s not just the audience, either. The board members, by voting to keep prayers in meetings, are inviting a lawsuit that they will ultimately lose.
These people don’t care about education. They just want to score brownie points with a God who only listens to prayers, apparently, if you scream them out loud.