Add to the list of The Stupid — Jill Ford of Mississippi

Jill Ford is a member of the Mississippi legislature where she representes the 73d House District.  She just introduced legislation requiring schools to start the day with a recitation of “The Lord’s Prayer”.

Here is what more courtesy of the Friendly Atheist:

[Jan. 27] was also the day I filed my very first Bill. A Bill that will more than likely never see the light of day. But one the Lord planted in my heart years ago: To begin every morning with The Lord’s Prayer in every public school in Mississippi.

Can you only imagine what would begin to happen in the Spiritual Realm if the children would stand before Him lifting their heads in prayer asking Him to “lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil” – oh how we would see the atmosphere begin to change across Mississippi as depression and suicide would stop becoming the norm, we would watch as our children’s grades begin to rise, their hearts softened and their minds saturated with good thoughts and not thoughts of addictions. The Word says “the eyes of the Lord range to and fro searching for those hearts committed to Him” and I believe that His eyes would fall on our children every single morning as they continually sought him to “give them this day their daily bread …” my heart melts just imagining it!

First step is requesting Congress to allow prayer back in school. Stranger things have happened: it got taken out by one hell-bent woman. Maybe, just maybe, this heaven-bent woman could have something to do with getting it put back in. I know there is a lot of editing to be done, but I just pray it will at least be taken seriously.

The woman that this nutjob refers to at the end of her post is Madalyn Murray O’Hare, who successfully sued to keep public school children from being forced to participate in mandatory prayers.

There is no rule that says a child in school cannot read the Bible or pray on their own.  It’s that there cannot be mandatory prayers, representing only one religious belief, foisted on our children.

If Jill Ford had her way then children who are Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist, Muslim, Sikh or no faith at all, would be forced to participate in the reading of a Christian prayer that does not reflect nor respect their belief or lack thereof.

That is simply wrong, and a person who would propose this bill demonstrates a complete lack of religious tolerance, and no tolerance whatsoever for those of us free from the shackles of superstitious nonsense.

Of course, this IS Mississippi.  Furthermore, consider these facts:

  • Mississippi is 38% black.
  • The district she represents is 38% black.
  • There is ONE black face on her Facebook page.  Just one.