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(WTMJ)   Wisconsin school district sued over holding its graduations at area megachurch. Jonah the Jew, Muhammad the Muslim, here's your diploma. Now burn in hell   (620wtmj.com) divider line 311
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2009-04-23 09:51:25 AM  
I have to agree that graduating in a church could be difficult, especially if the grads are forced to face some of the more contentious religious issues. Who wants to graduate amidst lots of pomp and circumcision stance?
 
2009-04-23 09:51:39 AM  
These students and family members are being forced to graduate in the sanctuary of a church underneath a huge cross that dominates the sanctuary.

Oh, for God's sake. It's not a "cross." It's a big, lower-case letter T. The school is merely enforcing alphabet recognition. If they're really concerned about it, they can just change their mascot to a Tiger and have cheerleaders do a "Go Big T" chant before the ceremony begins. Problem solved.
 
2009-04-23 09:54:12 AM  
Oh, Wisconsin. Come on, we expect better from you.
 
2009-04-23 09:59:06 AM  
IF it had been held at a Mosque this wouldn't be a bit on FARK, it would be front page on all three remaining newspapers. Just sayin.
 
2009-04-23 10:03:13 AM  
Good.
 
2009-04-23 10:04:14 AM  
chemical_angel: IF it had been held at a Mosque this wouldn't be a bit on FARK, it would be front page on all three remaining newspapers. Just sayin.

Bingolicious.
 
2009-04-23 10:04:18 AM  
Wisconsin megachurches are the worst kind.
 
2009-04-23 10:04:46 AM  
Pocket Ninja

These students and family members are being forced to graduate in the sanctuary of a church underneath a huge cross that dominates the sanctuary.

Oh, for God's sake. It's not a "cross." It's a big, lower-case letter T. The school is merely enforcing alphabet recognition. If they're really concerned about it, they can just change their mascot to a Tiger and have cheerleaders do a "Go Big T" chant before the ceremony begins. Problem solved.


Yes, but then you have vowel discrimination.
 
2009-04-23 10:06:15 AM  
chemical_angel: IF it had been held at a Mosque this wouldn't be a bit on FARK, it would be front page on all three remaining newspapers. Just sayin.

And Rush Limbaugh, Bill O'Reilly and Ann Coulter would be engaged in a three-way of epic proportions ...
 
2009-04-23 10:06:20 AM  
If the ceremonies are held in a church, don't go.
 
2009-04-23 10:06:27 AM  
"These students and family members are being forced to graduate in the sanctuary of a church underneath a huge cross that dominates the sanctuary. They're sitting in pews with bibles and hymnal books right in front of them."

And they say Christians are easily influenced, but apparently that's enough to convert even the most hardened atheist to jebus.

Be stronger in your faith and ye shall overcometh or something.
 
2009-04-23 10:07:21 AM  
Ha! These people filing the lawsuit are afraid they'll be exposed as vampires.
 
2009-04-23 10:09:27 AM  
Also among those claiming to be offended are Scientologists, who say the incoming commands from their alien thetan masters are lost behind unacceptable levels of crosstalk.
 
2009-04-23 10:09:30 AM  
oryx: Ha! These people filing the lawsuit are afraid they'll be exposed as vampires.

One group of blood suckers against another.
 
2009-04-23 10:09:42 AM  
Oh yeah, this should get good.
 
2009-04-23 10:11:01 AM  
Inflatable Rhetoric: If the ceremonies are held in a church, don't go.

This. Hell, hold your own ceremony.

Graduations have become nothing more than final opportunities for school administrations to live out their fascist fantasies. GOD FORBID you might do something as dangerous to society as placing a penny in the principal's hand (etc, etc.)
 
2009-04-23 10:11:36 AM  
Inflatable Rhetoric: If the ceremonies are held in a church, don't go.

So they don't get to have the ceremony that their taxes paid for? Fark that.
 
2009-04-23 10:11:43 AM  
SevenYearHawk
chemical_angel: IF it had been held at a Mosque this wouldn't be a bit on FARK, it would be front page on all three remaining newspapers. Just sayin.

And Rush Limbaugh, Bill O'Reilly and Ann Coulter would be engaged in a three-way of epic proportions ...


While Glen Beck watches and faps.

oryx
Ha! These people filing the lawsuit are afraid they'll be exposed as vampires.

quiet LOL

\so I don't disrupt church services
\\or attract vampires
 
2009-04-23 10:12:02 AM  
You have a choice people, if you dont want to graduate in a church either flunk english or dont go to graduation. Its just a building, it wont change you, or hurt you or ass rape you for Jesus. It is just a building, bricks and mortar. Get over yourself people and stop looking for drama that isnt there.
 
2009-04-23 10:12:24 AM  
It's just a farking building.
Get over it thin skinned cry babies.
 
2009-04-23 10:12:45 AM  
Sheesh. The local Jewish temple has high holy days at our Methodist church, because of its size. They cover up some crosses, but it just isn't a big deal. Get over it.

Unless you are looking for attention of course...
 
2009-04-23 10:13:09 AM  
Each diploma should be tied with bacon and dipped in pigs blood for good measure.
 
2009-04-23 10:13:16 AM  
Meh - I'm as anti-religious as anyone but if this joint had good facilities that could accomodate the graduation ceremony, I don't see why school officials wouldn't look to take advantage of them. If I were one of them, I'd definitely opt to fark up the church before I'd let all those people scuff up my gymnasium floor. But I'm not a school administrator. I'm just some random dude who posts pictures of internet memes on fark and makes retard jokes so take my opinion for what it's worth.
 
2009-04-23 10:13:19 AM  
Interesting point, chemical_angel. Or how about if the KKK had a large auditorium they'd provide for a modest fee?

That being said, if they cover the religious icons (only hinted at in TFA) and the event is run as a secular one, I can't see how this is a legitimate problem. It seems to be a decision based on pragmatism, not religion.

Knee-jerk church-and-state reaction is knee-jerky.
 
2009-04-23 10:14:35 AM  
Churches often allow the use of their buildings for community events. I had boy scouts and pre-school at different churches.
It's just a building. Religion only comes into play during services.
 
2009-04-23 10:14:54 AM  
I am an atheist and I graduated from a university with a multi-denominational "chapel" (small cathedral). My trouble-making atheist parents were so proud to see their kid graduate from a top 20 university that they didn't once think of contacting the ACLU.

However this was a secular university and a generic church. I guess I could see being aggravated by a megachurch which is probably Southern Baptist and full of evil evangelical vibes.
 
2009-04-23 10:16:58 AM  
Lampmonster: Inflatable Rhetoric: If the ceremonies are held in a church, don't go.

So they don't get to have the ceremony that their taxes paid for? Fark that.


They can get a refund.
 
2009-04-23 10:17:03 AM  
I spent one year of my life in this school district and it was the worst year of my pre-college education EVER.

To be fair, that had nothing to do with religion though.
 
2009-04-23 10:17:15 AM  
Is it just me, or does TFA read like it was written by someone with a severe case of chronic butthurt?
 
2009-04-23 10:18:15 AM  
SevenYearHawk: chemical_angel: IF it had been held at a Mosque this wouldn't be a bit on FARK, it would be front page on all three remaining newspapers. Just sayin.

And Rush Limbaugh, Bill O'Reilly and Ann Coulter would be engaged in a three-way of epic proportions ...


That would be the three-way measuring of Adam's apples...right?
 
2009-04-23 10:19:17 AM  
chemical_angel: IF it had been held at a Mosque this wouldn't be a bit on FARK, it would be front page on all three remaining newspapers. Just sayin.

Depends if they would have to take off their shoes? Sit seperately from women? If women were allowed to speak? etc..

Now in the case at hand, as long as they weren't forced to read the hymnals, kneel in the pews or do the sign of the cross, who the fark cares. It is as absurd as people getting upset about having it at a stadium where there are signs for beer.
 
2009-04-23 10:19:59 AM  
"These students and family members are being forced to graduate in the sanctuary of a church underneath a huge cross that dominates the sanctuary. They're sitting in pews with bibles and hymnal books right in front of them."

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2009-04-23 10:20:15 AM  
SevenYearHawk: chemical_angel: IF it had been held at a Mosque this wouldn't be a bit on FARK, it would be front page on all three remaining newspapers. Just sayin.

And Rush Limbaugh, Bill O'Reilly and Ann Coulter would be engaged in a three-way of epic proportions ...


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2009-04-23 10:20:30 AM  
When my GF graduated from college, they held the ceremony in the local Six Flags over Jesus. I wasn't offended because it was in the church, although I was offended by the ostentatiousness and general tackyness of the megachurch itself.

The only worthwhile thing I can see in organized religion is the sense of community that a local church can provide. These megachurches are the processed cheese food product of organized religion.
 
2009-04-23 10:20:32 AM  
necropoultryac: It's just a farking building.
Get over it thin skinned cry babies.


I'm sorry, I think you may be addled from having recently jerked off on your Real Jesus Sex Pal (tm).

Clearly, this is unconstitutional. Don't like it? Apply for citizenship in a theocracy.
 
2009-04-23 10:22:08 AM  
Kyosuke: Inflatable Rhetoric: If the ceremonies are held in a church, don't go.

This. Hell, hold your own ceremony.

Graduations have become nothing more than final opportunities for school administrations to live out their fascist fantasies. GOD FORBID you might do something as dangerous to society as placing a penny in the principal's hand (etc, etc.)


I've never heard of that practice...is it a prank or a statement of contempt? Wouldn't it be better to grease up your palm with a big squirt of Carmex and smear it on his hand? Maybe the joy buzzer? Stink bomb on stage?
 
2009-04-23 10:22:27 AM  
Forcing an atheist to graduate in a church is sort of like forcing a guy to pick up a package of tampons. Sure they can do it, but it's hardly something you will want to remember the rest of your life.
 
2009-04-23 10:22:32 AM  
One solution would be to determine the extra cost of a different venue and take donations. If the school doesn't get enough to cover the additional cost then they hold the ceremony at the church.
 
2009-04-23 10:25:17 AM  
I_AM_SRC "Each diploma should be tied with bacon and dipped in pigs blood for good measure."

I was thinking of attaching shrimp and tie it in a bow made of two different cloths.

That should queer things up a bit for the Churchey LeFemmes
 
2009-04-23 10:26:02 AM  
Marla Singer's Laundry: necropoultryac: It's just a farking building.
Get over it thin skinned cry babies.

I'm sorry, I think you may be addled from having recently jerked off on your Real Jesus Sex Pal (tm).

Clearly, this is unconstitutional. Don't like it? Apply for citizenship in a theocracy.


Marla! Stop trolling!
 
2009-04-23 10:26:32 AM  
Egalitarian: SevenYearHawk
chemical_angel: IF it had been held at a Mosque this wouldn't be a bit on FARK, it would be front page on all three remaining newspapers. Just sayin.

And Rush Limbaugh, Bill O'Reilly and Ann Coulter would be engaged in a three-way of epic proportions ...

While Glen Beck watches and faps.



OMFG, FTW! Oh shiat. That was a good 'morning' laugh.
 
2009-04-23 10:26:40 AM  
Cubic Zirconium Jim Brady: I've never heard of that practice...is it a prank or a statement of contempt?

Prank. If a large number of graduates do it, the principal (or whomever) ends up with a large quantity of pennies (or marbles, etc.) and nowhere to set them. No matter how innocent the prank might be, you'd think terrorists were behind it considering the precautions school admins take these days.
 
2009-04-23 10:26:49 AM  
Torok: One solution would be to determine the extra cost of a different venue and take donations. If the school doesn't get enough to cover the additional cost then they hold the ceremony at the church.

Another solution is to not have it in a church. If nowhere else can be found, then don't do it.
 
2009-04-23 10:26:51 AM  
I grew up in Wisconsin and I don't think I ever saw a "Megachurch," at least not comparable to what they have in the south.

I played with Megatron, though....he was awesome.
 
2009-04-23 10:27:10 AM  
Angry Buddha: Marla Singer's Laundry: necropoultryac: It's just a farking building.
Get over it thin skinned cry babies.

I'm sorry, I think you may be addled from having recently jerked off on your Real Jesus Sex Pal (tm).

Clearly, this is unconstitutional. Don't like it? Apply for citizenship in a theocracy.

Marla! Stop trolling!


Or should I have typed "Laundry! Stop trolling!"?
 
2009-04-23 10:29:57 AM  
No one is forcing anyone to read the Bible, or hymnal sitting in the pews. But... But there is a big cross there too. You know what there are all kinds of advertisement, and symbols I'm bombarded with daily that I may not like or agree with, and do I complain about it? No, I man-up and ignore it.


If you believe in a God, or gods fine. If you don't believe that's fine too. I'm tired of hearing people on both sides of this issue saying they don't want people pushing their beliefs on one another.


Bottom line they are there for a graduation not a sermon, and the building choice was due to cost savings, and amenities.


//Flame away ;o)
 
2009-04-23 10:30:59 AM  
Marla Singer's Laundry: Clearly, this is unconstitutional. Don't like it? Apply for citizenship in a theocracy.

It is only unconstitutional if there were cheaper venues and the school chose to go with this one fore religious reasons.
 
2009-04-23 10:32:46 AM  
While I wouldn't personally care, for all the people saying "it's just a building!", though I tend to agree, the hypocrisy is what would be the point to me. As someone pointed out above, can you imagine the outrage if the ceremony was held in a mosque? I'm sure most of the parents are fine with the mega-church, but would NOT be fine with a mosque. Rule of thumb to me would be, if you wouldn't approve of it if it wasn't your "brand", then it's inappropriate.
 
2009-04-23 10:33:18 AM  
I did attend public kindergarten in a catholic church, now that I think about it. They did it that way for a few years until they built a new elementary school with room for kindergarten. The church had a facility with room during the week and the school district needed it. And it was catholic, and the majority of the kids I grew up with were protestant (prolly some atheists in there, too) yet no one gave a rip.

Ahhhhhhh, the days when parents had better things to do than get all paranoid about someone trying to influence their precious little snowflakes.

The kids of these parents probably have full TV and internet access for hours a day. And their parents are freakin' out about the effect that being in the same room as a cross (GASP) for 90 minutes might have on them.

LOL
 
2009-04-23 10:34:21 AM  
SonOfNel: No one is forcing anyone to read the Bible, or hymnal sitting in the pews. But... But there is a big cross there too. You know what there are all kinds of advertisement, and symbols I'm bombarded with daily that I may not like or agree with, and do I complain about it? No, I man-up and ignore it.


If you believe in a God, or gods fine. If you don't believe that's fine too. I'm tired of hearing people on both sides of this issue saying they don't want people pushing their beliefs on one another.


Bottom line they are there for a graduation not a sermon, and the building choice was due to cost savings, and amenities.


//Flame away ;o)


Did you know that it is a sin for Jews to go into a church?
 
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