Muslims can pray anywhere they like; Christians, not so much

by 1389 on August 12, 2013

in 1389 (blog admin), Christianity, culture wars, education, U.S. Constitution

The group called Freedom from Religion Foundation, Inc., is reportedly an “atheist” group that claims to focus on separation of church and state issues. But are they also concerned about separation of mosque and state issues?

Christians have as much right to pray as others

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Portsmouth Herald
Portsmouth, NH
August 12, 2013 2:00 AM

Aug. 8 — To the Editor:

Exactly who is this group Freedom from Religion Foundation Inc. that has recently sent legal opinion to prohibit Lizarda Urena from making morning prayers in front of Concord High School? Lizarda is a Christian and the mother of two students attending Concord High School. How is it that a group of attorneys based in Wisconsin should have any say in our “Live free or die” state?

I visited their Web site and these self-appointed religious police even have a link to “report a violation.”

So I reported a violation to their “911” link. I recalled when I was a graduate student at the University of Houston that a large group of Muslims would make regular public prayers on the campus that even blocked sidewalks. No one in administration at the university said a word. I stated in my letter that this is a public institution that receives federal and state funding. The response I received from Freedom from Religion Foundation attorney Elizabeth Cavell was as expected and politically correct to say the Muslims had a right to “religious speech.” Excuse me. Muslims are not the only ones to have “religious speech” rights.

I thank former state representative David Bates for supporting Lizarda and recently stating, “The school simply has no legitimate reason to suppress her rights to express her faith on public property.”

John Meinhold

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1 PeterC August 12, 2013 at 10:33 am

If adherents to any one religion can express their faith publicly, then so can adherents of any other faith. Simple as that. In this country, Muslims should not be treated any differently than Christians, Jews, Buddhists, etc. This current discrimination against non-Muslim religious expression is of recent vintage, and it doesn’t take much investigation to figure out its origin.

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