Leading up to the graduation ceremony, the ACLU demanded that Pace High School censor students from offering prayers or saying anything religious. In the end, members of the student body were not permitted to speak at the graduation.
The graduating class at the school, however, decided to react against the ACLU bullying by taking a stand at graduation. As soon as Principal Lay asked everyone to be seated at the ceremony, the graduating class remained standing and recited the Lord’s Prayer.
ACLU attorney Benjamin Stevenson told ABC Channel Three after the event: “Our feeling is that it’s regrettable that the students took over the ceremony to impose their religious views on the audience who may not have shared the same religious views.
“School officials have a responsibility to protect the silently held religious views of others.”
What true Christian would not have supported the students by even joining in?
Most of us would gladly defy the ACLU in a similar way.
But that is where the problem lies.
We would have no trouble standing for our faith with 400 other believers at such an event.
But what about standing for our faith daily? Alone?
That I’m afraid is much harder to do.
~ We will fight for the right to have our own Bibles to read, yet we don’t read the Bibles that we do have.
~ We will fight for the right to worship with others, yet we don’t attend worship if something better comes along.
~ We will fight for our freedom of speech, yet when given an opportunity to share the gospel we decline.
~ We will fight for the right to raise our children in the Lord, yet we do nothing differently than the average parent in the US.
~ We fight against the trash on TV, radio and in the media (foul language, sexuality, etc.), yet we watch the same shows everyone else does.
~ We will complain about the media’s use of the Lord’s name in vain, yet we will not correct the teen sitting near us in a restaurant.
~ We complain about how immodestly women are dressed, yet we allow our daughters to dress immodestly because that is all we can find at the stores.
Matthew 25:21 His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’ ESV
10 “One who is faithful in a very little is also faithful in much, and one who is dishonest in a very little is also dishonest in much.
11 If then you have not been faithful in the unrighteous wealth, who will entrust to you the true riches? ESV
Are you unfaithful in the little things and yet think you will stand in the big things?
It is the little things that will destroy much fruit.
Song of Solomon 2:15 Catch the foxes for us, the little foxes that spoil the vineyards, for our vineyards are in blossom.” ESV