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Sunday, May 29, 2016


My 92 year old aunt sent me the following today:
“Some States (Maryland & Michigan) are allowing Muslim students to pray during school hours. If they allow that, then we should bring back our flags into the classrooms and allow others to pray too. Time for the Christians to speak up and demand their rights".
When we get 100,000,000, that's one hundred million, willing Christians to bond together, voice their concerns and vote, we can take back America with God's help.
Become one of the One hundred million..
Then let's get 200 million. It can be done just by sending this email to your friends.”
Oh, it didn't stop there. It went on to talk about how Harry Truman established the national day of prayer and how Obama “dismissed it”. You can read the full text here.

It always fascinates me how you can teach anyone over the age of 70 how to use email and the internet, but just like receiving those “you may have already won" mailers - they actually believe everything they read.

Yes, I love my auntie; but bless her heart, can she not imagine that if a Christian wants to pray in school, all the kid has to do is close his eyes and say a silent prayer? Yeah, look it up and you’ll find it true – that a school district somewhere is allowing Muslim children to go to a private room so they can observe the “salat”. Funny thing is, in at least one case, the kids using it – they’re high achieving. Wish I could say the same for Bubba’s kid.

What is it about this particular type of proselytizing Nazi’s that they have to shove their religion down everyone else's throats? They will never realize how they come across or how they’re ruining this country! These same zealots would go ape hit crazy if a Jehovah’s Witness cam to their door everyday; but they think its perfectly okay for little Zek or Molly to beat you child in to submission about believing their version of the bible.

Think of the flood of senseless email’s tweets, Facebook posts you see everyday. It’s the Muslim cuckoo clock going off warning us that there’s some Islamic plot to do some horrible act.

Live and let live I always say. I wont tell you about my religious beliefs or how I practice them, other than to say I’m actually a pretty religious guy. That’s because I believe strongly in the gospel, particularly Matthew 6:5

Just remember – bigotry is a lifestyle choice.

Staff Writer
Bill Pickering