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2012-10-05 07:11:22 AM

KrispyKritter: please be patient with young people. often their minds are not their own.


Truer words. I spent the first 15 years of my life thinking that the shower was self aware and deliberately turned scalding hot because I had impure thoughts.

/thanks mom
 
2012-10-05 07:12:05 AM

jammer24m: If the girls want to stand in the audience and wave there signs, have at it. I dont care, that's an individual expressing her beliefs.... BUT.. When its a school sponsored even and cheerleaders and waving the sign to the audience THAT is a violation of the law... If these cheerleaders waved signs quoting Buddha the crowd would go apeshiat... The law is not to protect the majority, its to protect the minority...


This.

maddogdelta: Matthew 6 5-8

For those people who aren't familiar with the passage (Most of the Bible Beaters you meet....)
5 "And when you pray, you shall not be like the hypocrites. For they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward. 6 But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly. 7 And when you pray, do not use vain repetitions as the heathen do. For they think that they will be heard for their many words.

8 "Therefore do not be like them. For your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him.


I really want to bring that sign to some type of public prayer event.
 
2012-10-05 07:13:24 AM

stuhayes2010: I wonder if they'd have the same right to banner Koran quotes?


Here's what I want to know: if they used Koran quotes, translating "Allah" to "God," how many people would notice?
 
2012-10-05 07:15:18 AM

stuhayes2010: I wonder if they'd have the same right to banner Koran quotes?


If they wanted to banner Koran quotes... this wouldn't even be a story - what with all the muslin' religious tolerance and sand-people fright.
 
2012-10-05 07:17:22 AM

Jesus Burnt My Hotdog: stoli n coke:
Just let them feel like their helping people be more Christian for the 15 months minutes before they get knocked up.


FTFY


Guys, are you forgetting about abstinence?
They don't even HAVE sex!

/Immaculate conception - It's how true christians procreate
 
2012-10-05 07:21:07 AM

Public Savant: /Immaculate conception contraception - It's how true christians procreate

 

Fixed.
 
2012-10-05 07:22:06 AM

Public Savant: J
Guys, are you forgetting about abstinence?
They don't even HAVE sex!

/Immaculate conception - It's how true christians procreate


atlantablackstar.com
 
2012-10-05 07:30:28 AM

Olympic Trolling Judge: stuhayes2010: I wonder if they'd have the same right to banner Koran quotes?

Here's what I want to know: if they used Koran quotes, translating "Allah" to "God," how many people would notice?


O% would notice.
 
2012-10-05 07:32:03 AM
What, no pics of what a Texas cheerleader might look like?

I am disappoint.
 
2012-10-05 07:33:21 AM

stuhayes2010: Olympic Trolling Judge: stuhayes2010: I wonder if they'd have the same right to banner Koran quotes?

Here's what I want to know: if they used Koran quotes, translating "Allah" to "God," how many people would notice?

O% would notice.


90% would vote in favor of banning expressions of Abrahamic religions from school-sponsored events.
 
2012-10-05 07:34:19 AM
There obviously witches, I say burn them.
 
2012-10-05 07:34:19 AM
"Students do not shed their constitutional rights when they walk through the school house door," he told the Los Angeles Times on Thursday. "If it's private speech, they can't restrain it."

LOL

Give up on the signs and pray for a better lawyer, you pious freaks.
 
2012-10-05 07:34:33 AM
"And thou shalt shop at the mall, in which the LORD is most pleased, for thou shalt save every day."
 
2012-10-05 07:34:44 AM

Pinko_Commie: LOL Whut? Is there a Federal Bureau of Handwritten Religious Signs who's giving them to cheerleaders?

Or are the Federal Cheerleaders?


Are state and local governments now allowed to endorse a religion?
 
2012-10-05 07:38:24 AM

stuhayes2010: I wonder if they'd have the same right to banner Koran quotes?


Someone should test that, along with some quotes from the more firery sections of the OT
 
2012-10-05 07:42:20 AM

Kibbler: "And thou shalt shop at the mall, in which the LORD is most pleased, for thou shalt save every day."


So saith the God of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Robin Sparkles.
 
2012-10-05 07:44:28 AM

stoli n coke: Guys, before the religious arguments ensue, who are these cheerleaders harming with this?


Those who don't share the particular beliefs being expressed are being forced to take part or risk offending , angering, those around them.

Here is a great editorial about public religion from World News Daily of all places Link
 
2012-10-05 07:44:34 AM
We shake our tits and wiggle our butts!
But don't you dare call us sluts!
RAH RAH RAH!
Kick them in the knee!
RAH RAH RASS!
Kick them in the other knee!
 
2012-10-05 07:48:42 AM
Two four six eight!
Who should run the modern state?
MeSSIah! MeSSIah!
 
2012-10-05 07:49:52 AM

maddogdelta: Matthew 6 5-8

For those people who aren't familiar with the passage (Most of the Bible Beaters you meet....)
5 "And when you pray, you shall not be like the hypocrites. For they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward. 6 But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly. 7 And when you pray, do not use vain repetitions as the heathen do. For they think that they will be heard for their many words.

8 "Therefore do not be like them. For your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him.


Mark 16:15....

I'm not a believer, but there's a difference between praying and spreading the "good word".
 
2012-10-05 07:54:50 AM
Welcome to shiat-hole America. All praise it's f*cked up god.
 
2012-10-05 07:55:14 AM
I think everyone is missing the point here.
They are the Lions.
God hates the Lions - he never lets them win anything.
Signs and prayers do nothing to appease such a vengeful deity.

Proverbs 19:12
1 Peter 5:8
 
2012-10-05 07:55:21 AM

CeroX: Cause God love nothing more on a Friday night that a good highschool football game...


I thought God spent his Friday's going to Mosque.
 
2012-10-05 07:59:32 AM

hinten: There are very few things that I find more obnoxious than religious US High School kids. Take all the attitude, rightitude, misdirectitude, stupititude that US teenagers bring to the table and mix it up with a sense of religiousitude and you get a horrible, horrible concoction.


Ah, yes. . . . I remember them well from my own High School Days. They were the ones always criticizing the lack of "school spirit" in others, if memory serves.
 
2012-10-05 08:00:51 AM

Muta: CeroX: Cause God love nothing more on a Friday night that a good highschool football game...

I thought God spent his Friday's going to Mosque.


He's got no time for that shiat. What with all the suffering he has to inflict on the world as part of his "plan". It's a full time job.
 
2012-10-05 08:02:05 AM

All you folks arguing. There are perfectly acceptable bible verses for cheerleaders to quote.

examples:

"The joints of thy thighs are like jewels, the work of the hands of a cunning workman.
This thy stature is like to a palm tree, and thy breasts to clusters of grapes."


Or this popular one, from what the porn sites tell me:

" I lay yesternight with my father"


A whole bunch more can be found here, though there is some unpleasant stuff as well.

They should be a huge hit with the fans in the stands
 
2012-10-05 08:04:05 AM
There's not a single cheerleader picture in this thread. How can I understand this complex issue without visual aids?
 
2012-10-05 08:08:18 AM

Pinko_Commie: As an atheist i say, let 'em wave their banners. It's not like its hurting anyone.

FTA: "District lawyers argue that the signs amount to government endorsement of religion."

LOL Whut? Is there a Federal Bureau of Handwritten Religious Signs who's giving them to cheerleaders?

Or are the Federal Cheerleaders?

Craziness


people get butthurt over the slightest things these days

Does the article state why a Wisconsin based org became involved in this? did someone who was at a game reach out to them?

there are times where it makes sense to say hey, not here guys, then there are times like this where it seems petty
 
2012-10-05 08:09:15 AM

stoli n coke: Guys, before the religious arguments ensue, who are these cheerleaders harming with this?


The rights of people who aren't members of their severe form of christianity.

The more you allow fundies to have rights, the more they use it as a way to deprive the rights of others.
 
2012-10-05 08:09:48 AM
So ... shake it for jeebus, baby?
 
2012-10-05 08:13:14 AM
When are these farking morons ever going to learn? A public HS football game is an officially sponsored school event conducted on public property. The courts have been unequivocal about this: Not no, but hell no!

If the cheerleaders want to talk about Jesus while they are blowing football players in the back seats of cars, that's their right. But keep both activities away from the school please. It really isn't hard. Making a public show of loving Jesus does not a better Christian make. In fact, Jesus spoke against public displays of piety.
 
2012-10-05 08:14:14 AM
As an atheist, I say meh... This is trivial crap for anyone to care about... How are a bunch of cheerleaders waving religious banners a government endorsement of religion? Especially when we've apparently all decided that our money having "In God we trust" written on it, and having "one nation under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance is not a government endorsement of religion... (And, no, those don't really bother me much, either...) Hell, I wouldn't even care if it were teachers and the principal waving the farking banners... As long as they aren't forcing everyone to do so against their will, who gives a shiat? The atheist kids will feel "uncomfortable" not fitting in? Give me a break... They better get used to it, because that's life as an atheist... If you want to fit in, pretend to believe the same bullshiat as the rest of the in-crowd... Don't worry, most of them don't really believe it either, they're just going along to fit in, too...

/Also: Worst. Cheerleader thread. EVER!
 
2012-10-05 08:15:52 AM

Nick Nostril: They can't do that because that would be the US government establishing a national religion.


You can't consider the historical context?

Should they run any slogan against all religious texts of all time to make sure they in no way reference religion?

I imagine there are some good victory-type slogans from many religions.

/went to a high school that taught the Bible as literature.
 
2012-10-05 08:26:57 AM

The Muthaship: maddogdelta: Matthew 6 5-8

For those people who aren't familiar with the passage (Most of the Bible Beaters you meet....)
5 "And when you pray, you shall not be like the hypocrites. For they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward. 6 But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly. 7 And when you pray, do not use vain repetitions as the heathen do. For they think that they will be heard for their many words.

8 "Therefore do not be like them. For your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him.

Mark 16:15....

I'm not a believer, but there's a difference between praying and spreading the "good word".


You are absolutely right.

If they are "only praying", then they are gross hypocrites for praying in public.

If they are trying to spread the "good word" then they are using public resources to do it, which is in direct violation of the first amendment.

Either way, they are shiat eating assholes
 
2012-10-05 08:31:04 AM
[Matthew 6:5]
\o/
|
/\
"Wooo! Go team!"
 
2012-10-05 08:31:13 AM

maddogdelta: If they are trying to spread the "good word" then they are using public resources to do it, which is in direct violation of the first amendment.


I agree that this is inappropriate when done under the auspices of a public school.

/I just get tired of people misusing that verse
 
2012-10-05 08:34:37 AM
God hates pom poms!
 
2012-10-05 08:36:35 AM

david_gaithersburg: Nick Nostril: They can't do that because that would be the US government establishing a national religion.

...

Is there a Federal school system that the rest of us are not aware of?


Are you being pedantic or ignorant?
 
2012-10-05 08:37:38 AM

Happy Hours: You can't consider the historical context?

Should they run any slogan against all religious texts of all time to make sure they in no way reference religion?


No, that would also violate the establishment clause. The government is supposed to be silent with respect to religion.

If the cheerleaders were fans sitting in the stands who brought their own home written signs to the game, there would be no problem. The problem is that as cheerleaders for the team, their actions can be viewed as endorsed by the school, and thus the government.
 
2012-10-05 08:37:40 AM

david_gaithersburg: Nick Nostril: david_gaithersburg: Nick Nostril: They can't do that because that would be the US government establishing a national religion.

...

Is there a Federal school system that the rest of us are not aware of?

FTA: "District lawyers argue that the signs amount to government endorsement of religion."

...
Is there a Federal school system that the rest of us are not aware of?


Oh, ignorant then.
 
2012-10-05 08:39:24 AM

cynicalbastard: Suggested passage:
"And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward."


Well played.
 
2012-10-05 08:39:45 AM
If churches had cheerleaders, I think more people would show up. No, a choir is not a cheerleader.
 
2012-10-05 08:41:47 AM
"But when you pray, go away by yourself, shut the door behind you, and pray to your Father in private"
 
2012-10-05 08:42:06 AM
www.mvpnation.com
"Our defense, it will not rest!
They'll lie all night betwixt our breasts!"
 
2012-10-05 08:42:13 AM
Free speech, how does it work?
 
2012-10-05 08:44:07 AM

Rufus Lee King: Good Gosh, pals & gals, I'm Jewish, and can still admire the teachings of Jesus. What exactly is the problem, here, other than being FARK members?


I don't want religion in my government or government in my religion. Also, these signs are insulting.

If they take off the uniforms, hold whatever sign you want. Wear the school's name on your chest, you have to follow the rules.
 
2012-10-05 08:44:37 AM

profplump: Pinko_Commie: LOL Whut? Is there a Federal Bureau of Handwritten Religious Signs who's giving them to cheerleaders?

Or are the Federal Cheerleaders?

Are state and local governments now allowed to endorse a religion?


Excuse my ignorance, but how is a Cheerleading squad at all related to state and local government? It seems like it is a personal choice of these cheerleaders to want to use signs with bible quotations on them. So unless there is some sort of government mandate saying that they must display religious quotations I do not see how this is government endorsement of religion in any way.
 
2012-10-05 08:44:42 AM

digitalrain: What, no pics of what a Texas cheerleader might look like?

I am disappoint.


Why, why, why, WHY would you do that!?
 
2012-10-05 08:46:27 AM
ytrewq.com
 
2012-10-05 08:46:31 AM
Mark 16:15
He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.

And even though the book is rife with contradiction. This isn't one of them.
 
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