Thursday, April 14, 2016

"Jesus Lunch?" Shut it Down!

***Just when you thought it couldn't get any more ridiculous:

There’s a religious liberty standoff underway in Middleton, Wisconsin.
On one side is a group of Christian moms armed with Chick-fil-A sandwiches and 400 homemade brownies. On the other side are public school administrators who believe that Jesus and plump juicy chicken breasts are “divisive.”
The controversy surrounds an off-campus lunch event involving students at Middleton High School known as “Jesus Lunch.”
The high school allows students to eat lunch off-campus. In 2014 a small group of parents began meeting with their children in a nearby park — providing home cooked meals along with a Christian-themed, inspirational message.
The small weekly gatherings in the fall and spring eventually morphed into a popular gathering spot for hungry kids — with nearly 500 turning out for all sorts of goodies — ranging from Chick-fil-A sandwiches and fresh fruit to hundreds of homemade brownies.
“We show up every week just to show the love of Jesus,” parent Beth Williams told me. “Our mission statement for Jesus Lunch is ‘food for the body, nutrition for the soul.’”
Superintendent Donald Johnson and Principal Stephen Plank called the off-campus religious gatherings “divisive” and they want the weekly non-denominational meetings shut down.
“We believe that religious or political events do not have a place in our school or on our campus, except when sponsored by a student group in accordance with our rules, which require prior approval,” the pair wrote in an email sent to parents on April 12.
The district accused the moms of violating all sorts of rules — especially in the area of food preparation. They implied the parents are putting their children in danger by hosting the weekly picnics.
“The policies in question include food handling, visitors to campus, and expectations around student organized events,” the administrators wrote. “We are in no way interested in opposing religious practice in otherwise legal circumstances.”
Oh, of course you aren't. Never mind that these students are being supervised by adults. Never mind that it's really none of your business what they eat for lunch, especially off campus. It's obvious what you object to, no matter how much you lie about it. I hope these parents fight this tooth and nail.

***Oh, those tolerant liberals. It's amazing what "enrages" them, isn't it? A pervert male in the restroom with your daughter because he "identifies" as a female? No problem. Prayer at a NASCAR event? HORRIFYING!!

My good buddy Phil Robertson has drawn the ire of a bunch of Jesus-bashing, liberal lug nuts after he petitioned the Lord during a NASCAR invocation to put a “Jesus-Man in the White House.”
Brother Phil delivered the pre-race invocation on April 9th at the Texas Motor Speedway’s Duck Commander 500. And it was a mighty fine invocation, indeed.
“I pray Father that we put a Jesus-Man in the White House,” he prayed. “Help us do that and help us all to repent, to do what is right, to love you more and to love each other. In the name of Jesus I pray, amen.”
Brother Phil also mentioned the Bible, guns and thanked the Good Lord for the United States military – just like any good church-going, Christian man would do.
But the Duck Commander’s heartfelt invocation caused the Mainstream Media to blow a collective head gasket.
Sports commentators and journalists suggested pre-race prayers were too “Southern” and too “redneck.” As if there’s something wrong with being a Southern-fried redneck?

Why, how divisive and non-inclusive of you! I think I need a safe space.

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You’re Always There for Me

When the world comes crashing in
And chaos rules my mind,
I turn my heart to you, Lord,
And pure, sweet peace I find.

You lift me out of trouble
You comfort me in pain;
You nourish, heal and cleanse me,
Like cool, refreshing rain.

In times of joy and bliss,
When things are going right,
You lift me even higher,
And fill me with delight.

You listen to my prayers;
You hear my every plea;
I’m safe because I know
You’re always there for me.

By Joanna Fuchs



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A 13-year-old boy’s talent show performance is making headlines for the help he got while performing a song from the movie “Frozen.”
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Dressed as Olaf, Jagger Lavely was singing “Let It Go” at the Oak Middle School talent show in Shrewsbury. “He got through the first verse OK,” said his mother, Stacey Lavely.
But then Jagger Lavely started stumbling, forgetting the lyrics to the song, so the audience joined in. Kids in the audience began singing the lyrics to help get Jagger Lavely through it.
“It was just that magical moment where it just felt like the entire community rallied around him,” said Stacey Lavely.
The video was captured by Olivia Klein, who was filming the talent show for Shrewsbury Media Connection. “You could see a visible change in his mood,” said Klein. “He got really uplifted and he finished the song strong.”
Jagger Lavely doesn’t attend the middle school. His school and his after-school program for kids with autism are both out of town.
“It was such a beautiful moment,” said Stacey Lavely. 


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"A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him."
David Brinkley

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