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Tuesday, May 24th, 2011 02:15 pm
It's graduation time, and that means time for "moment of silence" in the presentation, to allow those who have specific religious faiths to contemplate how those helped them learn & grow. Except, of course, when the speaker introducing the "moment of silence" decides to use that moment to recite the Lord's Prayer instead:
“I was initially chosen to deliver the invocation but I was recently informed that I would be leading the moment of silence,” Barlow said. “However, before I fulfill my obligation, I would like to say that I am of the Christian faith and I respect those who do not share the same beliefs as I do. But at this time, I would like to give thanks to the God that has made the class of 2011 a great success. For those who share the in the same beliefs as I do, may I ask that you please bow your heads as I pray.”
Amazing concept of "respect" she's got going there. Apparently, that means "I don't think they should be shot on sight or thrown out of public events, but certainly we shouldn't allow them to be comfortable just because they've got a legal right to be here."