Abraham Lincoln with his son Tad
On the Next page you will find some links and resources to learn more about this issue.
[Justice Dept. & Activist Judges]
Read Samuel Thompson's IN GOD WE TRUST
Washington's Farewell Address
When the Supreme Court handed down its rulings on School Prayer and Bible reading the nation was stunned: Rev. Billy Graham said that he was "shocked at the decision." Former president Harry S. Truman, said prayer "never hurt anybody", and it makes "good citizens out of them." Although there was public outcry at the time, many other things were happening in the nation to distract the publics attention away from this crucial issue, and the Supreme Court rulings have stood for 40 years. It is interesting to note that not one Christian denomination mounted a legal defense against the atheist assault on our schools.
I believe that June 17th, 1963, has to be one of the blackest days in American history. On that day our government turned its back on God and the First Amendment. Thomas Jefferson must have turned over in his grave when he saw the Supreme Court use his letter of Assurance to the Danbury Baptist that the government would never interfere with citizens God given right to practice their faith, as the Court outlawed school prayer.
Christians, Jews, and Muslims today should realize that by sending your children to the public schools, you are sending them to learn about scientism, humanism, capitalism, secular atheism and democracy devoid of the divine influence, guidance, and grace of God. I for one, do not feel that my tax dollars should be spent on a system which teaches children things I consider immoral such as "Do as you please", and Situational Ethics. This is the Religion of Secularism which is forced on our children each day. It is little wonder that after 12 years of atheist indoctrination many graduating students see little need for God and have a feeling that Religion is backward, superstitious and for the uneducated. As fewer and fewer of the young see a need for God, main stream Christian Church membership continues to decline, while secular society continues to grow. The secular utopia is displayed in Movies and TV, with foul language, nudity, homosexuality, sex, drugs and excessive violence.
This is not a fight only about Christian rights, but really about Freedom and Liberty for all Americans as prescribed by our Constitution. The Supreme Court has trashed the First Amendment of the Constitution. I predict that, if this Freedom is not restored, that all our Freedoms will disappear in the next generation. Our government will be forced to resort to more and more force to keep law and order on an increasing violent population, and will necessitate further limiting of civil liberties. Re-read John Adams (link) warning to the military on a previous page. If this happens, America will no longer be a free nation, but one ruled by force with intolerance to any opposing ideas. The flame of freedom will have died, and we as a leader of nations will have faded. What nation in the world will follow a nation that proclaims freedom and liberty, but denies it to its own citizens?