Prayer in schools; for a very long time, prayer in schools has been a very controversial issue. Prayer is known as a spiritual communion with God or an object of worship, as in supplication, thanksgiving, adoration, or confession. This issue was actually first brought up in 1962 when a young girl was forced to participate in prayers at school. Since then, her case, with the help of American Atheists Organization, prayer has been banned from schools to the point where it could not be led my any member of the faculty. Our country has been revolved around religion, and even dates back to 1796, when George Washington said, that “It is impossible to govern the world without God and the Bible.” Our founding fathers believed completely that the New Nation existed because of God’s will. They would not have supported removing prayer from schools. Lately, there have been many problems and issues with the words “under God” and many people have fought and tried to get them removed from the National Anthem. Here are some facts about school prayer:
-In 1647, the first school system was established to ensure that children would grow up having the ability to read the bible. -The prayer that caused the nationwide controversy in 1962 was just 22 words long, it was known as the Regents’ Prayer. -The founder of the modern public school system in the United States believed the moral instruction and Bible reading should be a part of the school curriculum. -The Treaty of Tripoli of 1796 was used in a court case to exclude Bible reading from schools. -Public schools had practiced public prayer for 200 years, which makes it a beneficial practice in our school systems. -The United States Constitution protects every student’s and teacher’s right to pray in school. -The First Amendment says "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion". -Our government has been based on religious principles since the beginning. -From 1960-1990, divorce doubled, teenage...
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