Thursday, February 5, 2009

8-Year-Old May Sing About Jesus at School

If that cat is real, it's the biggest one I've ever seen!!!

I just heard about this on Air1 and thought I'd let you all know. Apparently, Bailey won the opportunity to sing any song she wanted, at her school, as long as it was approved by the administration. She picked Darrell Evans' "Trading My Sorrows," but it was rejected at first, because it contained the word "Lord". Her parents contacted the ACLJ (a charitable organization that fights for religious freedoms; think of it as the Anti-ACLU), and then informed the school that it was within Bailey's Constitutional rights to sing that song. I don't imagine there would be any infringement of "separation of church and state," since the school did not pick the song.

The school reversed their decision and even thanked her parents for clearing up the issue.

The singer called her, to thank her and give her encouragement. Way to go, Bailey!

Click here to read the whole story.

This story reinforces my belief that the vast majority of people in this country are tolerant and even friendly toward religious expression, particularly Christianity. But people in authority too often bend to the will of a tiny but vocal minority (that sue-happy atheist, anyone?), that threatens to sue, if they so much as sneeze the wrong way. It's a form of extortion, my friends, and we need to stand up to it.

5 comments:

jeleasure said...

Hey Greg,
I really did steal your thunder! You posted an entirely different message. I know the real reason you posted about Baily.???

Nothing?? Left?? to say??! :(

Don't get mad. I can't help I am the source of your inspiration. Don't fight it. Just go with it.

Hey Greg. I hope you know I am just kidding. I can't believe I was ahead of you on your topic and material.

Here is my sworn affidavid.
I James E. Leasure do so solomly swear to not seek damages against Greg, the blogger whose inspiration comes from me, for any accusation that may come to fruition on the grounds of playgiarism.

Dude, I just can't help myself. This is so inspiring. It just brings all of the mischeif out of me.

Sorry,
I get serious now. Nice post about Baily.

Greg said...

No sweat, Jim. I'm still going ahead with my post, but I thought I should post this little tidbit first. And I'm totally not upset with you... if anything, it's confirmation (as if I needed it!) that you and I are true brothers in Christ, and he is our Unifying Head. :) Isn't allowing ourselves to be led by Christ what it's all about?? :)

the_thinking_frog said...

Greetings Greg,

It is amazing that so many people claim to be Christian in the United States and yet Christianity takes a resounding beating in the media. Freedom of speech probably was never intended as an avenue to publically denounce a viewpoint held by peoples of this nation.

Thanks for sharing this inspiring story.

Joyfully Serving,

Kermit

thekingpin68 said...

'This story reinforces my belief that the vast majority of people in this country are tolerant and even friendly toward religious expression, particularly Christianity. But people in authority too often bend to the will of a tiny but vocal minority (that sue-happy atheist, anyone?), that threatens to sue, if they so much as sneeze the wrong way. It's a form of extortion, my friends, and we need to stand up to it.'

Excellent point, and I have found that the liberal elite can often be quite intolerant and need to be persuaded quite a bit to be otherwise.

Nice cat.

Farrah said...

Once our son is raised, I might just go on a suing binge. Mr. Atheist’s idea might be worth acting on: Suing is fun, everyone should do it. I'd like to seek financial reimbursement for emotional trauma, lack of sleep, etc. directly resulting from the grief liberals cause me. It has been quite distressing seeing religious liberty constantly attacked. I also want to go after spammers who keep sending unwanted porn and Viagra e-mails to me. And I want to sue the ACLU for all the emotional harm they have caused. I'm sure there are plenty others I could go after . . . And if I raise some money from book sales and TV interviews, maybe I can use it to send threatening letters to liberals warning them about our constitutional rights and how they are stepping on them.