Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Banning School Prayer

Have you ever wondered what the consequences were of banning school prayer in 1962? Did you know there is a correlation between the banning of school prayer and the rise in crime in this country? Based on statistics from different government agencies we can see that there is a rise in teen pregnancy, divorce, rape, violent crime, and single parent households, all of them going steadily up since 1962. There has been a similar decline in SAT scores and the standing of US students compared to the rest of the world.

That decision by the Supreme Court in 1962 changed the legal and moral climate of our country and not in a good way. Perhaps we should consider bringing this simple prayer back to our schools:

"Almighty God we acknowledge our dependence upon Thee, and we beg Thy blessings upon us, our parents, our teachers, and our Country."
Read more about the Supreme Court decisions and the resulting decline of morality in America.