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Deflated School Prayer Warrior Not Arrested for Organizing "See You At the Copy Machine" Event
Another item in the news you
will read nowhere else.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Area resident Melva Simpleton Dupe didn't
create the frenzy that was apparently intended
Friday for her role in organizing and kicking
off the first annual See You At the Copy
Machine prayer event at the public school where
she volunteers. The event was organized to
gather teachers together in one place to pray
for the restoration of prayer in public
schools. A few reporters attended with claims
circulating that organizers had naively hoped
for some arrests to take place in order to
bolster their claims of persecution.
At a sparsely attended press conference
arranged by Citizens for Prayer in Public
Schools (CPPS), Mrs. Dupe announced:
The 1962 Supreme Court decision banning prayer
in public schools has led to America's demise.
We defy those who
would deny us our God-given right to pray in
Caught off guard by an astute reporter who
asked whether any power instituted by men can
prevent or hinder one from praying - a
voluntary act that need not be audible and an
act that is arguably meaningless when imposed
by the state - Mrs. Dupe sought to save face in
I'll hafta get back to you on that!
Surveys of teachers indicate that many pray
often throughout the course of their day and
have long done so unhindered and unnoticed.
Interestingly, anonymous teacher surveys also
indicate that teachers' private supplications
to God have increased 259% since the
implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act.
-News spoof brought to you by staff at This
Matthew 6:5-6: "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....when thou prayest, enter into
thy closet and when thou has shut thy door,
pray to thy Father which is in secret...."
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