After the school board in St. John’s County, Florida decided not to adopt a policy allowing prayer at graduation ceremonies, our old pal Gordon Klingenschmitt, one of the truly bottom-feeding grifters on Planet Wingnuttia, is offering $1000 to any student there who will pray “in Jesus’ name” during their graduation ceremony. But first, he tells a lie:
The atheists are offering monetary incentives to students to discourage prayer and to incentivize giving a “free thought” atheist message at their high school graduation.
They are? Who is doing this, exactly? No one that I’m aware of.
So God gave me an inspired idea.
If atheists give money for students NOT to pray, why can’t we offer money to reward students who pray, if they’re courageous enough to pray IN JESUS’ NAME on the microphone at their own high school graduation? We can, and we will.Our ministry is hereby offering a $1,000 scholarship to the FIRST high school student who prays either the Lord’s prayer (Our Father…) or says a sincere prayer ending “in Jesus’ name,” on the school microphone at his or her graduation ceremony in St. John’s County, FL school District #2.
There’s just one problem: He doesn’t have the money.
I don’t have $1,000 lying around, so I really need a few donors to help me issue this public challenge. Let us pray one Christian student has more courage than his superintendent, because that student really deserves our scholarship.
Gee, you’d think that if God gave him that “inspired idea,” he would also have given him the $1000. But then again, as George Carlin notes, God — or at least those who claims to speak for him — always seems to be short of cash.