Paul Harvey & 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
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, and this is the
United States of America, a country 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
Jewish prayer. If I went to a soccer game in Baghdad, I would expect
to hear a Muslim prayer. 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
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. 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
I don\'t think a short prayer at a football game is going to shake the
world\'s foundations. 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 and 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, 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!
Is Paul Harvey still alive? I used to hear him all the time but haven\'t heard him for years now.
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