OK, so I was at my sister-in-law's high school (public) graduation the other day and was disappointed to see God brought into the mix. So I wrote the principal, vice-principal, superintendent and local newspaper the following message:
I was in attendance at the graduation ceremony at CASHS to witness my sister-in-law graduate. The weather was great and the
ceremony was nice, however there was one issue... The singing of "Glory
Glory Hallelujah". Being educated individuals, I'm sure that I don't
have to tell you that this act was in violation of the First Amendment
of the Constitution of the United States of America. While the song its
self is nice, it had no place in that setting. Acknowledging that CASHS
is a government funded institution, a song that establishes preference
toward any God or religion is in violation of the Constitutional
separation of church and state. My wife and I were quite disappointed to
witness this gaffe. As an educational institution, I would expect you
to remain true to the law and history that are taught in your very own
corridors and classrooms.
It is my humble plea, as a patriot and concerned citizen that this error not be repeated. We must remain true
to the fine ideals on which this country was founded, and not put
personal beliefs before the rule of law.
I thank you for your time on this matter.
A few days later and I have only recieved this reply from the superintendent:
James, Thanks for your concern. JPadasak
Obviously, the reply left me wanting. To me it seems like a simple brush-off. He likely doesn't agree with what I said and probably just wants to not be bothered with me. Thing is, I want to press forward and see if I can get him to tell me his stance or see if future changes will be made. But will it end up being a wast of time? I fear it may be, but at worst he will just ignore my email. So... What are your thoughts on this?