The Daily Jot
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Friday, July 15, 2011
Judge Banning Graduation Prayer Now Quoting The Bible
US District Court Judge Fred Biery, whose decision to prohibit any mention of God at the Medina Valley High School graduation in Texas was overturned by the higher court, has now ordered that he should be notified by July 21 if the opposing parties plan a lengthy and expensive litigation. Biery, who tried to ruin graduation, has cost taxpayers aplenty in legal fees, and trampled the Constitution, now seems to be appealing to Christian mercy. The San Antonio Express News reported Biery wrote: "The adults on both sides not only have a responsibility to teach, but also are stewards of financial resources best used for education of children, as opposed to litigation among adults."
The judge even tried to quote the Bible apparently to get the school district to let bygones be bygones. His quotes, however, were more picking out what he wanted to get his point across. For example, Biery quoted God saying "Come let us reason together." Isaiah 1:18 really says, "Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool." Another was Romans 8:28 where the judge said, "All things work together for good." The verse actually says, "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose."
Picking nits? No, because this illustrates that the judge perhaps wants to use the Bible to get the Christians in Texas to pipe down in bringing attention that his political views rule over his legal decisions. Assistant Superintendent Chris Martinez told the News, "Our leadership team does not believe we are going to settle simply for the sake of settling. We're going to support the constitutional rights of our students and their freedom of expression. ... This has never been an 'us versus them' situation. This is what is right for our students." 'Seems maybe Biery picked the wrong fight with the wrong people in his attempt to shut down Christian prayer and free speech.
You see, Biery is in hot water. Judges are supposed to uphold the Constitution, not obstruct it. By overturning Biery's decision, the higher court proved that Biery ruled against the First Amendment. His decision not only trampled on the right to freely exercise religion, but also freedom of speech. His decision also promised to cost the school district a healthy sum in legal fees to defend what the Constitution says is a right. Now he invokes the Bible to promote stewardship. Biery's sudden religious appeasement also could be the result of another group of Texans, the AGAPE Movement, who have asked him to resign and are pursuing his impeachment for obstructing the Constitution and violating his oath of office.
Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!