Friday, March 6, 2009
We Need To Put Prayer Back in Public Schools
From the founding of our country, until the 1960s, the Bible, prayer, and the Ten Commandments played a significant role in our public school system. In fact, the reason our founding fathers started public schools was so that children could be taught to read the Bible. In 1962 in Engel v. Vitale, the US Supreme Court removed prayer for public schools. In 1963 in Abington v. Schempp, the court removed the Bible from the public schools. In 1980 in Stone v. Graham, the court, which has the Ten Commandments engraved on it's doors, removed the Ten Commandments from schools.
In the 1960s, the biggest problems schools faces were talking in class, chewing gum, and truancy. Today, our schools deal with drug and alcohol abuse, rampant sexual promiscuity (and the pregnancy, STIs - Sexually Transmitted Infections, and abortion that comes with such behavior), and violence, including rape, gang activity, and even mass murder.
Are our schools better off without God? You be the judge.
We need to Put Prayer Back in Public Schools!
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