Banning Prayer from Schools

Topics: Prayer, Pledge of Allegiance, Moment of silence Pages: 4 (708 words) Published: January 27, 2015


Banning Prayer from Schools is a Big Mistake
By Becki Dunbar

Becki Dunbar
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Banning Prayer from Schools is a Big Mistake
In the beginning this nation was started by religious believers and schools were in the same buildings as churches with teachers that were Sunday school teachers in the classrooms and each class was started with the Lord’s Prayer. Later on schools had their own buildings and still they started their day with the Lord’s Prayers and the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag. I talked to my mother and she told me when she was coming up they always said the Lord’s Prayer every day before classes started. When I started school I remember saying the Lord’s Prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag. We took a moment of silence to pray for family and friends that had passed away and also the ones that might be going through something, class mates that were out of school for one reason or another. My mother worked for the school as a custodian and every Monday before school started about 95% of the employees got together and prayed for the staff, the students, and bus drivers blessing them all for the week to come. Schools now days it is up to the principal whether or not they can say prayers or the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag and they are not allowed to say one nation under God. My stepsister is a teacher here in Elkhart Indiana and she told me that at her school they have a moment of silence every day for the whole school where you are allowed to pray quietly at that time if you want to. Also that the Indiana code# sec.20-30-5-415 about the moment of silence says the Board of Education makes the rule on that issue, and National conference of schools in the United States state wide says it is up to each state and school board. In Michigan parents are sent a paper home and can decide whether or not their child participates in prayer and the ones that do are taken by bus to a church for...
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