The First Amendment is for Christians Only

Oh Flori-duh, you never fail to amuse.

Clay County Pastor, Ron Baker of Russell Baptist Church in Green Cover Springs, FL holds weekly prayer sessions near the Clay Hill Elementary school’s flagpole. To make sure that everyone knows about it, the school principal, LArry Davis put out a newsletter supporting the prayer meetings. (source) That’s a no-brainer violation of the First Amendment.

But principal Davis has a way around that. In his newsletter announcing the meetings, he wrote:

“Pastor Steven Andrew states: ‘Our children need God back in schools,’ and he is calling Christians nationwide to bring back the Holy Bible and Christian prayer to schools … The First Amendment was for Christianity, not other religions.” (source)

Davis told the Florida Times-Union that, despite the passage in his newsletter, he doesn’t feel that the First Amendment only applies to Christians. Seems like an ineffective backpedal to me. Read the passage for yourself.

The Freedom From Religion Foundation sent a letter to the school superintendent informing him of the fact that Davis’ conduct violates the First Amendment. The Superintendent said that Davis went too far, and asked Pastor Baker to stop holding the prayer meetings at the elementary school.

Like any good christian, Baker refused. “I think if I were to stop, it somehow sends the message that I think it must be wrong,” he said. Because whether it is insisting that the Earth is the center of the universe, or that there is an almighty space being who gets mad if two guys cocks touch each other, if there is one thing that christianity teaches us, it is “never, ever, ever, ever admit you are wrong, no matter how fucking retarded your views are proven to be.”

3 Responses to The First Amendment is for Christians Only

  1. Rogier says:

    Love that the mission statement of the school says that every student shall be “respected.” In practice, that appears to mean “just not atheist students or other non-Christians.”

  2. andrews says:

    It’s a shame that the letter is embedded in scribd rather than available as, say, as simple PDF somewhere. And it would be great to see the reply they get, if any.

  3. You don’t have to be a pastor to believe you own the First Amendment. Bryan Fischer, a broadcaster and Director of the American Family Association, said on 9/28/11,
    “The purpose of the First Amendment is to protect the free exercise of the Christian religion.”
    See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-R0GYhsX-o8&NR=1

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