Lenoir City is one of the cities in my tri-county area that I serve in my work. It is a peaceful and beautiful sleepy community. Recently the Lenoir City Police Department has come under fire from an organization that claims the display of the word “religion” on officers’ uniform shirts is unconstitutional.
The Madison, Wisc., based FFRF describes itself as a nonprofit educational organization. The group recently became involved in a controversy regarding prayer in Lenoir City schools.In addition to sending a letter to the school system demanding a stop to prayer during school activities, the group gave a $1000 student activist award to LCHS senior Krystal Myers for publication of an essay on the rights of atheists.http://ffrf.org/
This organization is the Freedom from Religion Foundation: which is bound and determined to concerns itself(I guess they have nothing better to do) than making sure states keep religion and state separate ala The Etablishment Clause. So why the big focus on Lenoir City? This isn’t their first time, they went after the school system due to praying prior to events and sports activities. To say this is pissing the citizens off in Tennessee is being mild. I agree, with their concern, why is this group so worried over what we are doing in our state, I have no idea.. Have they also heard of the 10th Amendment? We do have a right to practice what we chose to here, it sure doesn’t effect them in Wisconsin anyway. Nosey Parkers! Honestly are they that bored? Is there an outcry from Tennessean’s in Lenoir City who feel that religion is running their lives and ruining it? Are their tax dollars involved in any of this, HELL NO! Continue reading