We present the award for Invisible Ink
To an activist judge who stirred up a big stink
By thinking his job was new law to invent
Our winner is clearly Judge Ira DeMent.
The judge's temptation to see words invisible
And think he's infallible was so
Chandler v. James is without precedent
It's a con law contortion by Ira DeMent.
Alabama's indignant at the scope of his decision
He declared a court war against children's religion
He joined in the atheists' culture destruction
By thumbing his nose at the law's strict construction.
Our Constitution's not safe from his gavel and quill
He's replacing James Madison with
Hillary and Bill
DeMent makes us wonder where common sense went
He just can't comply with
He distorted the meaning of First Amendment
Free Exercise is in danger, we sadly
The Supreme Court allows prayer if started by student
Under Ira's policemen, even that
This judge has created his own prayer police
To monitor classrooms and tell students to
Asking for help from th' Almighty, and then
Inviting their classmates to answer Amen.
Even prayer in emergency, DeMent won't relent
He calls it religion Establishment
prohibits all prayer, even during a crisis
No student may utter an ora pro nobis.
No hurricanes, cyclones, killings, disaster
Can make prayer legal under this court
He banned invocations and all benedictions
But can't cite prior cases for his
He forbids high school grads to recite godly speeches
He's determined to censor what
If schools dare to announce baccalaureate event
That will bring down the ire of
Judge Ira DeMent.
When playing school sports, beware of the shame
He'll send you to jail for prayers before
He forbids kids or teachers to carry a Bible
Only books are allowed with a secular title.
The teachers must suffer through re-training sessions
And study texts only from Ira's
Prayer monitors report to Judge Ira DeMent
In ex parte sessions, their complaints to
This judge is so proud of his way-out decision
He posted it all over, despite public
Just look at prayer monitors this judge has invented
He gives new meaning to the word
We urge him to promise a new resolution
To stick with the words of our real
We all hope some day he'll reform and repent
So let's join in prayer for Judge Ira