A guest at one of the high school graduation ceremonies in Ouachita Parish has contacted the Louisiana American Civil Liberties Union to complain about religious activities at a public event, Executive Director Joe Cook said Thursdayâ€¦.
Following a direction by the Ouachita Parish School system, seniors at the six high schools in the parish voted to determine whether prayer would be a part of each graduation ceremony. All six schools voted to have prayer led by a student. The vote for prayer was unanimous by the students at Ouachita Parish High Schoolâ€¦.
Cook said that according to whatâ€™s been reported, at least one of the graduations in Ouachita Parish was â€œlike a prayer meeting with the Lordâ€™s Prayer and Amen
Isn’t the graduation suppose to be for the seniors who are graduating? If they vote unanimous to have a prayer then shouldn’t it be their right to do so? How can a prayer offend someone? No matter what religion, a prayer is a prayer and people need to stop getting their panties in a bunch when one is said. Just because you are in the room when one is said does not mean you are accepting that religion, just because you don’t scream to the Heavens how wrong their religion is doesn’t mean you agree with them. Just shut your month and show some respect and stop getting so damn offended over everything.
This is the same thing with homosexuals. I am not going to lie, I think homosexuality is a sin cause well I’m a Christian and it says so right in the Bible. But so is lusting, lying, things that all humans do. Do I think they are going to hell for being gay? No. Do I care if they are gay? No. It’s not my life as long as they don’t push their beliefs unto me then I couldn’t care less. Does it sicken me to see to people of the same sex kiss or hold hands? No. But I also believe that if you are gay and want people to accept you then you need to accept the fact that some people are not going to agree with you. Just because they tolerate it doesn’t mean they are going to agree with you.
Mr. Garrison from South Park said it best when he said.
Tolerant, but not stupid! Look, just because you have to tolerate something doesn’t mean you have to approve of it! …”Tolerate” means you’re just putting up with it! You tolerate a crying child sitting next to you on the airplane or, or you tolerate a bad cold. It can still piss you off!