The Sneeze – There is NO Separation of Church and State

I received this from my wife from a co-worker from yada-yada-yada but checked it out on, like I expect ALL of you to ALWAYS do before circulating stories that tug at your heart.

They walked in tandem, each of the ninety-two students filing into the already crowded auditorium. With their rich maroon gowns flowing and the traditional caps, they looked almost as grown up as they felt.

Dads swallowed hard behind broad smiles, and Moms freely brushed away

This class would NOT pray during the commencements, not by choice, but because of a recent court ruling prohibiting it. The principal and several students were careful to stay within the guidelines allowed by the ruling. They gave inspirational and challenging speeches, but no one mentioned divine guidance and no one asked for blessings on the graduates or their families.

The speeches were nice, but they were routine until the final speech received a standing ovation.

A solitary student walked proudly to the microphone. He stood still and silent for just a moment, and then, it happened.

The speaker suddenly SNEEZED!!!!

All of the students, in unison, said,


And he walked off the stage…

The audience exploded into applause. This graduating class had found a unique way to invoke God’s blessing on their future with or without the court’s approval.

This is the real account, according to, of a doctored version that has been circulating for years: The Sneeze

This just brings into light, once again, that there is no Constitutional basis for the wall of separation of church and state. The phrase has been the battle cry of political correctness for years, and the public needs to educate themselves instead of regurgitating what the media says. It was something Thomas Jefferson said in response to persecuted Baptists at the time. [Read more…]

Teachers Staying Home on Good Friday

Here in Tampa, Hillsborough County schools have always had Good Friday off. Always.

Until this year, that is.

This year, in their infinite wisdom, they have decided that it is too much of a pain to be ‘selective’ in the school holiday policy, so they are ignoring ALL religious holidays. Yeah brilliant!

What is supremely amazing to me is that it is the Jewish community that is up in arms that previously only Good Friday made the cut as a Jewish-recognized holiday that merited a day off from school. This prompted the school to do what every school, court, and civil organization has done in the last 5 years regarding Christmas decorations and such: ban them all. Good move, guys. You just lost your only ‘approved’ holiday.

Open mouth. Insert foot.

As a result of the sweeping change in their normal plans and the teacher’s work schedule, a record number of teachers, bus drivers, and students are planning on taking a personal day on Friday. The debate is raging on whether or not to cancel school if they are going to have to combine classes just to hold session. I say the kids aren’t even going to get to school.

When is this crap about being politically correct and doing everything in the world possible to make sure no one could possibly be offended by someone’s religion?

I’m offended at the thought.