More Bumper Stickers September 1, 2007

More Bumper Stickers

Tangled Up in Blue Guy Mike has seen some strange (and slightly infuriating) bumper stickers lately…

The bumper sticker on the mini-van next to my car reads “If They Can Pray in Congress, Why Can’t They Pray in Public Schools?” Now have you ever been tempted to scratch the 1st Amendment’s Establishment Clause into the paint of a car? It was my first impulse, but I resisted.

Mike’s commentary makes for a good, quick read.


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  • Heh. I’m not a constitutional scholar (though iirc the answer feels like an egregious technicality?), but my response would be: “If they Can’t Pray in Public Schools, Why The Hell Can They Pray in Congress?”

  • JoshH

    I’m at work and can’t link to the specific URL because it’s blocked, but The Onion has a great bumper sticker out now. It reads “Jesus Is My Car Insurance.”

  • Miko

    Heh. I’m not a constitutional scholar (though iirc the answer feels like an egregious technicality?), but my response would be: “If they Can’t Pray in Public Schools, Why The Hell Can They Pray in Congress?”

    Because they aren’t forced to be there and it’s not being presented as educational. Quite a few members of Congress skip the opening prayers fairly regularly. On the egregiously technical side, Congress can do it because they have the authority to set rules for themselves, while they don’t always have the authority to set rules for other groups. Plus we get the periodic situations when a non-Christian gives the opening prayer, allowing us to watch the hypocritical responses.

  • Miko: I know, “but still.”

  • Hemant, thanks for the link. I wondered why I got such a spike!

    (Loved your book, and passed it on to a Christian friend, btw.)

    Mike