Moment of Silence is Unconstitutional?

“A Texas family is suing Gov. Rick Perry and a school district over a state-mandated moment of silence in schools, according to The Dallas Morning News. David Wallace Croft and his wife, Shannon, of Carrollton, Texas, have three children at Rosemeade Elementary and argue that the moment of silence is unconstitutional and amounts to state-sanctioned school prayer.

The couple has a history of complaints against religious-affiliated words and images in schools, having previously complained about Boy Scout rallies held during school, fliers sent home about Good News Bible Club meetings and the inclusion of “Silent Night” and a Hanukkah song in holiday concerts, according to report.

Krista Moody, a spokeswoman for Perry, said the moment of silence law that the Crofts filed a suit against on March 1, 2006, was passed in 2003 and calls for students to observe a moment of silence after reciting pledges to the U.S. and Texas flags each day… Moody said the beauty behind the freedom of the law is children get to do with the moment what they wish. There are no guidelines behind the silence.

How the hell is a moment of silence unconstitutional? They are not forcing anyway to pray. But if you chose to pray to whatever God or Goddess then you could. If you chose to read the latest Stephen King book then they could, if they wanted to spend that time lusting over that hot guy or gal then more power to ’em. So tell me how is that unconstitutional? I think these parents just saw dollar signs and nothing more.


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    August 14, 2007 at 6:28 am

    People in this country are way too sue happy. And that’s mostly due to our court system letting people get away with frivolous lawsuits. If the courts would just throw some of these ridiculous lawsuits out, then it wouldn’t be as big of a problem..

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    August 14, 2007 at 10:19 pm

    You know, I can just see a cult being built over a Stephen King story…


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    August 15, 2007 at 10:10 am

    Did these people actually read the Constitution? I am sure they would say the Declaration of Independence is unconstitutional.

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    The Emerson Avenger
    August 16, 2007 at 1:13 am

    Why am I not the least bit surprised to discover that David Wallace Croft is a “Humanist” Unitarian*Universalist aka U*U. . .

    It might interest you to know that I quite regularly kick U*U butt. 😉

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