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About That Prayer Plaque

September 17, 2017

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by Stuart Shepard

It was just a rather sizable, but otherwise plain-looking, plaque on the wall of the Spiller Elementary lunchroom.

It’s been at the Wytheville, Virginia, school for so long, no one remembers who put it there.

Here’s what it says – or rather – said:

Our Father:
We thank thee for this food.
Bless it to the nourishment
of our bodies and our lives
to Thy service. Amen.

That humble prayer is now in storage.

What’s that?

You say even you think there might be a problem with such a bold Christian expression in a public school? Especially the “Thy service” part? Because the courts have ruled this or that or something else?

Okay. That’s essentially the argument made by the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation, which sent one of its threatening, copy-and-paste letters to school officials after hearing from (this is a quote) “a local member of the district.”

Umm, yeah, okay. We’ll go with that.

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