New Hampshire School District Tells Mother She Can’t Pray On School Steps Any Longer

August 11, 2013 1:40 pmViews: 1248

Hey Guys, It's freedom of religion not FROM religion

I'm sure our forefathers are spinning in their graves these days. What they intended our country to be with a limited government, the right to bear arms and freedom of religion is turning out to resemble something quite the opposite.

A case in Concord, New Hampshire, as man other cases have become, is turning from what the forefathers intended, freedom of religion, into a case of freedom from religion as a local mom who has been praying on the steps of Concord High School since bullets were found in a toilet at the school. Lizarda Urena has simply been praying for 15 minutes a day and reading her Bible as students pass by her on their way inside school building every morning.

The Concord School District has now told her to stop since receiving complaints, one from the Freedom From Religion Foundation based in Wisconsin. Did you get that, Freedom From Religion... Maybe somebody needs to go back and read the Constitution where it guarantees us freedom of religion.

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The longstanding argument over school prayer is being tested in New Hampshire, where a school district has told a mother she can no longer pray on the steps of her children's high school.

For two years, Lizarda Urena of Concord had been praying near Concord High School for the protection of the students. In February, she started praying on the school's steps for about 15 minutes every day after police responded to a report of bullets found in a school toilet. She held a Bible and recited passages as students passed by.

Last month, after the district got questions and complaints, including one from the Madison, Wis.-based Freedom From Religion Foundation, the principal told her she could no longer pray on campus.

The Concord Monitor reported the Alliance Defending Freedom, a Scottsdale, Ariz.-based conservative Christian group that advocates for religious rights, is providing legal services to Urena.

Matthew Sharp, the group's general counsel, says Urena's speech is protected under the First Amendment. He said the foundation's complaint that the prayers violate separation of church and state is "blatantly false."

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