Several random thoughtsas the kids at Elmbrook High School file suitagainst the school district for holding graduation in a mega-church:
– I grew up around that area and found that most of these kids would piss and moan about anything, so it comes as no surprise to me this is going on. Apparently being rich is a major pain in the ass, or so I’m told on the new 90210…
– Did I miss the part where the students are forced into a prayer huddle before they graduate? Is there an “Our Father” requirement before the kid can get a diploma? In one way, I’m thinking, it’s just a damned building.
– Still, as much as I dislike this suit, I wonder how the good Christian folks would feel if they moved the ceremony toAnton LaVey’s place because it was available, spacious and they served refreshments for free after the ceremony. (“Hey, it’s just a giant pentagram with a goat’s head on it hanging on the wall over the dais. It’s not like we’re making you give a blood sacrifice before you can graduate.”) Let’s hope that happens sometime soon just to watch the media frenzy on this.
– I went to a Catholic school and we graduated our class in a large, public arena. I did not some how feel cheated because I couldn’t be given my diploma under a giant cross. Far fewer people tend to grouse about the separation of church and state when it’s the other way around and the church is paying for the space.
– If these people feel uncomfortable being in a church because “Elmbrook Church teaches that persons who do not subscribe to the church’s Christian beliefs will suffer torment in hell for all eternity,” they should feel comforted by the fact that the people who go to this mega-church believe that God is everywhere and just as likely to smite them for being infidels if they are at the Dairy Queen across town as they are in the heart of the church.