Paul Harvey and Prayer
Paul Harvey says:
I don't believe in Santa Claus, but I'm not going to sue somebody for singing a Ho-Ho-Ho song in December.
I don't agree with Darwin, but I didn't go out and hire a lawyer when my high school teacher taught his theory of evolution.
Life, liberty or your pursuit of happiness will not be endangered because someone says a 30-second prayer before a football game.
So what's the big deal? It's not like somebody is up there reading the
entire book of Acts. They're just talking to a God they believe in and
asking him to grant safety to the players on the field and the fans
going home from the game.
But it's a Christian prayer, some will argue.
Yes, the United States of America and Canada are countries founded on
Christian principles. According to our very own phone book, Christian
churches outnumber all others better than 200-to-1. So what would you
expect-somebody chanting Hare Krishna?
If I went to a football game in Jerusalem , I would expect to hear a
If I went to a soccer game in Baghdad, I would expect to hear a Muslim
If I went to a ping pong match in China, I would expect to hear someone
pray to Buddha.
And I wouldn't be offended. It wouldn't bother me one bit. When in Rome
But what about the atheists? is another argument.
What about them?Nobody is asking them to be baptized. We're not going to pass the collection plate. Just humor us for 30 seconds. If that's asking too
much, bring a Walkman or a pair of ear plugs to the game. Go to the
bathroom. Visit the concession stand. Call your lawyer!
Unfortunately, one or two will make that call. One or two will tell
thousands what they can and cannot do.
I don't think a short prayer at a football game is going to shake the
Christians are just sick and tired of turning the other cheek while our
courts strip us of all our rights. Our parents and grandparents taught
us to pray before eating; to pray before we go to sleep.
Our Bible tells us to pray without ceasing. Now, a handful of people
and their lawyers are telling us to cease praying.
God, help us.
And if that last sentence offends you, well .. just sue me.
The silent majority has been silent too long.. It's time we let 'that
one or two who scream loud enough to be heard' know that the vast
majority don't care what they want. It is time the majority rules! It's
time we tell them, you don't have to pray; you don't have to say the
pledge of allegiance; you don't have to believe in God or attend
services that honor Him. That is your right, and we will honor your
right.. But by golly, you are no longer going to take our rights away.
We are fighting back . .. and we WILL WIN!
God bless us one and all ... especially those who denounce Him. God
bless America and Canada, despite all their faults.
They are still the greatest nations of all.
God bless our service men and women who are fighting to protect our
right to pray and worship God.
May 2007 be the year the silent majority is heard and we put God back
as the foundation of our families and institutions.
Keep looking up.