It saddens me that so many people believe prayer is banned in our public schools. I’m here to tell you that prayer is alive and well in schools all over the country. My kids do it and I know I prayed when I went to school in the 80s. It was a private prayer between my God and I. The government bears no responsibility to make me pray in school or to have anything to do with it. The public schools should be about teaching our kids math, English, history and all the rest. It should be up to the parents to teach their children their belief systems.
America had a very negative beginning as she started off under the paradigm of slavery and exercised strict religious rules and exactions. As someone else has posted, historically the union of church and state (forcing religious views on society) always ends up disastrous no matter how good the intentions. Since 1999, there have been 31 school shootings. Anyone who denies that the removal of God from our public school system is not the cause of the senseless tragedies currently evident is just being willfully blind. Wake up!! Open your eyes as well as your hearts. Quit being stupid/foolish. Yes, it is the parents responsibility to teach the children about the Lord at home, however all kids are not as blessed or fortunate to be reared by God-fearing parents and guardians. Thus, God being taught in schools brings divine power into the lives of the youth who need Him so desperately, and who otherwise may not even receive such life-changing instruction. I suppose some of you would rather your children turn into mass murderers, thugs, pimps, or successful, indifferent citizens unconcerned with eternal things. Watch yourselves because we will have to give an account of our behaviors relative to the things of God, spirituality, and eternity. We will seal our eternal fates right here on Earth as this is a practice life for the eternal life to come. God loves each and every one of us so much that He was willing to give it all up for you and for me. His mercy will not always strive with man. One of these days, Earth will be no more. All of the pain and abuse and destruction and corruption will indeed be wiped out. Obeying God, studying His word, praying and living in His will, seeking His counsel is the only way we will ever make it……Kicking Him out means allowing the enemy in……how foolish can man continue to be????
I too believed that out nation is under a great fall due taking prayer out of schools and attempting to take God out of everything we do. Our country has lost morales and respect for God. This country in now the most liberal county, we allow everything to go. After all that God has done to make this the richest land ever, this is how we show our thanks. But do remember – God is not mocked. Every knee shall bow, and every tongue will confess the Jesus Christ is Lord. There will be reprecusions for the choices that have been made without God.
. Richard Thompson, President and Chief Counsel of the Thomas More Law Center,commented: "The promotion of Islam is worse than what the mothers presented to Tucker Carlson. After viewing oneof the videos which the seventh graders were directed to watch, I can't imagine any objective person saying this is notIslamic indoctrination. Clueless school administrators across our nation are allowing this type of indoctrination totake place and it's up to vigilant parents to stop it. Libby and Nancy should have been praised, not pilloried."
So you think prayer should be back in school? What about those who don’t pray to “God”? Should they be allowed to pray as well – or not because well, christianity is the only way, and you all are too involved in your fiction to pay attention and respect anyone else’s views…
Students allowed to pray in public schools. It’s never been banned. What that law did was say that the government was not allowed to make students pray, or tell them what they should pray for. This leaves the choice of whether to pray or not to pray completely up to the student. There are NO laws banning prayer in school. They only say that the government can’t tell you to pray. The teachers, being employees of the government, therefore cannot tell the students to pray. This is preferable to all religions, be it Catholic, Episcopalian, Islam, Judaism, Atheism, and Protestant.
I honestly think prayer should be allowed in school, however, it should not disrupt the class. There is plenty of time before school, in between classes, and during lunch to pray, the school shouldn’t designate a period of prayer.
Let’s keep this going! The Lord is depending upon us, and we should not falter nor fail with the task that God has put before us. I’m 17 years old, but I have the heart of a lion, so I will never give up until we have successfully put prayer back into the public school systems! Let’s keep on going until the task is complete. My thesis is almost done, so I thank all of you who have been praying for me-I will return the favor in kind!
I go to a Christian school but am tansferring to a public school soon. I really hate that the Bible was taken out of public schools. I am a trong Christian and follower of Jesus Christ. I heard a true story about something about something like this.
There was a girl with a condition where she would have random seizures that went to a public school. This school allowed a Satanist ‘religious’ group, but when some one asked about a Christian group for the Christians, they wouldn’t allow it. so one day this girl was in the school parking lot and waiting for her mom to get there to pick her up. But as her mom pulled up, this girl had a seizure. She had fell in the road before her mom had a chance to see her. her mom ended up hitting her with the car and she died on spot. the very next day as people pulled up at the school they noticed something going on at the spot where this girl was hit. it was the satanist group dancing around he spot where this girls blood was spilled and they were doing some type of ritual.
my point with this story is people think its okay to be athiest, or be muslim, or satanist. in fact evolution is taught in schools. but yet we can as simple is pray before every class. or pray before lunch. how far does it have to go before christians do something about it?
Wow. I’m trying to see everyone’s stand point, but 99% of them seem to be ridiculous. I am not a religious person and am highly offended when it is pushed in my face, especially Christianity. I grew up in a Christian school and would never ever recommend that to anyone. If religion were to be in public schools, then religion should be incorporated, not just Christianity. But if someone wants to pray, let them pray…silently to themselves. Can’t stop anyone from doing that. If children are required to pray out loud in a public place, then that is simply wrong. That would be pushing religion on them and not accepting them for who they are, which goes against what the bible said jesus wanted. That would be like me telling you that in order to go to my school, you must worship the devil. How does that sound?
I am about the same age as you, and here’s an interesting point for your school paper: Students have the right to openly pray in public schools! Thats why there are religious clubs that are sponsored by the school! And in my opinion, that too is also unconstitutional. The school grounds are funded by the federal government, and they should not be used for any religious purpose. Students can, however, pray in school, as long as it doesn’t interfere with the main function: teaching children. Teachers are not allowed to lead their classes in prayer, and students cannot pray in a coercive manner, i.e., a bunch of christian children shouting scripture to a group of Muslim children, or engaging in harassment of any kind pertaining to religion. So if you want to pray to express yourself, then go ahead! Nobody’s going to stop you! Just don’t force it down the throats of those who do not accept your beliefs. I hope I was able to help you with your school paper, and please, think openly about what I have written here. Thanks
I believe that there should be an alloted time for prayer for those who wish to do so during school. School age children face so many problems and trials and if they are of a Christian faith, they need God’s guidance and protection. Yes, we can all pray at home, but the Bible even says “where two or three are gathered in my name, there will I be also”. If, let’s say 70% of the students are Christian and they all are given time to pray during the school day, on campus, God can move so much for those students and teachers. I also do not feel that prohibiting teachers from being involved in the religious meetings is right. I am studying to be a teacher and I am also a Christian, and I do not see, if there is a student led religious meeting on campus, why I would not be allowed to participate. Or even better, why could I not lead a religious meeting, bible study, etc, on campus, after hours? The removal of prayer from school, has removed all aspects of God from school for both teachers and students. I have relatives who are teachers and they cannot even proclaim their faith in desk ornaments or shirts or pictures, for fear that it will offend a student. I find that is a direct violation of freedom of speech. The display of such items of faith is not imposing that faith on the students, but rather a mere action of the teacher proclaiming his or her beliefs. Also, if science can teach evolution an equal balance of creation as it is known from the Bible should be allowed. I pray for His quick return as I am so discouraged by the societal decline of our nation, so much that I fear for my children as they grow and I long for the day that all the world’s problems will be no more and we all be in heaven with our Lord and King.