A judge ruled that prayer cannot be allowed at a Castroville high school graduation ceremony. This after Christa and Danny Schultz filed a lawsuit seeking to ban the practice of school-sponsored prayer.
In a related story, last month my son got a ticket to attend a show at the Laredo Energy Arena. Muscle-bound men were going to put on a display of power for the kids: breaking bricks, ripping telephone books, twisting rebar, etc. He was excited about it so I took him.
It was all going smoothly until they started talking about their past personal hardships. The stories eventually lead to each man's newfound relationships with God. Immediately I wondered if students and teachers at the school were drawn in with the prospect of large-scale proselytizing, or just with their feats of strength. As the show progressed, we saw less things being broken as preaching took over. My son and I left when we were asked to bow our heads to pray. I felt bad because he wanted to stay, but I figured we had had enough.
A similar demonstration is going to be held at a local church. See ad below (courtesy of the LMT).
I think this will be a more appropriate venue for the "Power Team."