It’s mid-July and you are probably thinking I’m a “day late and a dollar short”. No…I’m not talking about Independence Day--this is a different kind of American milestone. The United States has a few upcoming anniversary dates that all Americans should have firmly implanted in their minds.
June 25, 1962: This was the day that prayer was removed from our public schools in the Supreme Court decision “Engel v. Vitale”. Does anyone remember what this actual prayer was? I must confess, as I was only 2 years old at the time, that I did not recall it when I was doing the research for this article. Here’s the “offending” prayer:
"Almighty God, we acknowledge our dependence upon Thee, and we beg Thy blessings upon us, our parents, our teachers and our Country."
Wow!—seems kind of tame in retrospect doesn’t it? Was this the little prayer that drove progressives insane and caused all the brouhaha? Seriously? It all seems so quaint and harmless through the perspective lens of 50 years. Apparently, this simple and innocent prayer was just too much to tolerate for some people. No big deal…the court simply tossed out ALL prayer in the name of religious “freedom”.
Interesting Historical Trivia: This case was argued before the Supreme Court on 4/3/62. One of the judges, Progressive Justice Felix Frankfurter, suffered a cerebral hemorrhage on 4/5/62 just two days later. Justice Frankfurter was instrumental in founding the American Civil Liberties Union (better known as the ACLU). He never did get to rule in this case but he would have obviously agreed with banning prayer. Maybe the dysfuctional reasoning used to disallow prayer was enough to cause one man’s brain to explode…. As my kids state:… “Just sayin’”... There is some very rich symbolism here—strange, but true. However, let’s stay on track and just state the facts:
June 17, 1963: On this day, The Supreme Court removed Bible reading from public schools in the “Abington School District v. Schempp” decision. The court deemed that school sponsored Bible reading was now unconstitutional. The plaintiff in the case (Ellory Schempp later joined by the infamous Madalyn O’Hair) stated that his children were being adversely affected because they had to:
“hear and sometimes read portions of the Bible as part of their public school education.”
Whoa!…that’s completely intolerable, right? Imagine making our children read an ancient historical text like the Bible in order to receive a full, well-rounded education. Of course this Book has no significance or place in an American education. It’s not like it is the foundational belief that our Constitution is based on, right?
Why would we need to have any familiarity with the Bible for goodness sakes?
Thankfully NOW our schools are totally free of this seditious indoctrination!
However, nature abhors a vacuum. The vacuum created by removing the Bible reading and prayer from our schools has now been filled with a different type of indoctrination instead. Here are just a few, tiny examples of what is currently being taught by mandate of law in our public schools (starting in ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS) instead of that “scary Bible teaching”:
Laws already signed into effect now require that public schools positively promote LGBT behavior and sexuality to children as young as 6 years old. These teachings include “cross-dressing”, “sex-change” operations, “same-sex marriages” and bisexuality.
Laws already signed into effect do NOT require that the public schools notify the parents when they will be teaching these classes, NOR will they be able to exempt their children from this core curriculum
(hmmmm….is this MANDATORY?)—you know how we Americans HATE that word.
Laws already signed into effect allow school staff to remove children, aged 12 and up, off school grounds for the purpose of “counseling sessions” without parental involvement or permission. This is for the purpose of assisting children who are “sexually confused” and encouraging them to embrace their sexuality, whatever it may be.
Laws signed into effect prohibit free speech if it is deemed “hate”, “intolerance” or “discrimination” against peacefully speaking or writing against any type of un-Biblical sexual behavior. This means that students, teachers and parents who speak about their Biblical values could face criminal penalties.
Laws signed into effect that teach our children that all sexual behavior is “safe” as long as you use a condom.
Laws signed into effect that MANDATE (there’s that nasty word again) that our children learn sex education from the school. In this MANDATED education, they will learn from the public school system curriculum that includes lessons on how to use a condom and what the appropriate age is for sexual activity.
Whew! so glad we got that subversive Bible teaching out of there just in time!
HELLO???….PEOPLE….Have we gone stark raving NUTS in this country? It is NOT OK to read the Bible but it IS OK for the State to tell your child HOW and WHEN to have sex????? PS: What if this violates YOUR beliefs as a parent? Oh….”too bad, so sad” (as my kids would say). You no longer have a say—unfortunately, YOU (your parental rights) went out the window with the Bible—too bad, so sad.
But wait....do I hear the sound of PRAYING again?
Here’s another ACTUAL HEADLINE from a major newspaper:
Reading of the Koran Islam Studies Required in California DistrictAnd the corresponding sub-title:
"Course has 7th-graders memorizing the Koran verses and praying to Allah."
Now how did that nasty “praying” work itself back into our school system again? Oh yes…this kind of praying to “Allah” is now acceptable in our public school system but not to the God of the Old and New Testament.
Is your brain exploding yet?
Lastly, is it no small coincidence that our children are also being taught to hate America? The prevalent doctrine of “American Imperialism” now teaches our children that America is bad, bad, very bad.
Yes, yes…I am finally seeing the light. I can see the “big improvement” that has been made here. No wonder Atheists are now called “The Brights”.
Let’s check some objective statistics for those of you who still may be unconvinced. Let’s see how we have “improved” since 1962 in terms of education:
How do we rank in the world in terms of education?
Headline in USA Today from 12/7/2010:
In ranking, U.S. students trail global leaders
“Out of 34 countries, the U.S. ranked 14th in reading, 17th in science and 25th in math.
….far behind the highest-scoring countries, including South Korea, Finland and Singapore, Hong Kong and Shanghai in China and Canada.”
How about our literacy rate?
“In 2011 the United State ranked TWENTY-THREE against the nations of the world in our literacy rate BEHIND such countries as: Cuba, Barbados, Kazakhstan and Tonga”
What the huh? Just where exactly is Tonga anyway?
How about our U.S. drop-out rate?
Here’s another Headline from CNN:
'High school dropout crisis' continues in U.S., study says
The article went on to state “As many as 50% of students are dropping out in some major cities across the U.S.”
How about the Teachers? How are they doing?
And the Headline states:
Student-Teacher Violence Reaches EPIDEMIC proportions
So…since we ditched prayer and Bible readings, are U.S. parents, teachers, and country still being “Blessed” like that sweet little prayer from 1962?
Seriously, by all objective measures the answer is a big, fat resounding
Now...shudders…we are approaching the 40 year anniversary of the 1973 legalized abortion decision: Roe v. Wade
The number 40 in the Bible has deep significance. It signifies “testing” and “wandering in the wilderness”. Noah was in the ark for 40 days and 40 nights. The children of Israel wandered in the desert for 40 years. Jesus was tempted for 40 days. This is a VERY momentous anniversary. It literally means we are on the crux of something MAJOR. Like Jesus, will we pass with flying colors through the temptations? Or will we be destroyed in the “flood” of human destruction? Will we be banned from entering the Promised Land?
The United States has now reached the astronomical figure of 56 million abortions and this number is rapidly approaching 60 million. AMERICA will soon be guilty of 10 TIMES the number of deaths as those attributed to The Holocaust. Let’s look at history: Those that do not study history are doomed to repeat it. Germany was judged very harshly after its genocidal sins in World War II. The German cities were CRUSHED into rubble by bombs, their country was DIVIDED and split up as spoils to other nations and they are STILL to this VERY DAY paying off World War II reparations. This is all easy info to find on the Internet…very recent history, relatively speaking, yet still Americans proceed along our current path with AMAZINGLY oblivious and dim-witted national confidence.
I remember a favorite childhood TV show named “Lost in Space”. The little futuristic robot would say “Warning, Warning Will Robinson” when something bad was about to happen.
Well, here goes—let’s see if it works:
WARNING, WARNING AMERICA….We are about to face some SERIOUS national judgement.
So what will it be in 2013, the 50 year anniversary of Bible/prayer removal and the 40 year anniversary of sanctioning the murder of our children?
Doomsday or Deliverance?
Since the beginning of time, God has always given us the freedom of “choice”.
Very simple…Choose ye this day: Life or Death.
This day I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you LIFE and DEATH, BLESSINGS and CURSES. Now choose LIFE, so that you and your children may live.
Please America. For the sake of our children, your children…Choose life.
Please join me in signing a pledge to fast and pray for our country from sunset on 09/25/2012 to nightfall 9/26/2012 (approximately 25 hours).
For Jewish people this time period is known as Yom Kippur.
For Christians we recognize this time as The Day of Repentance and/or The Day of Reckoning. Isn’t it interesting that it is known by both names? Here’s a website where you can pledge to fast and pray for our country:
Lastly, as a true symbolic act of American Repentance—let’s sign the modern day “Declaration of Independence” from the destructive tyranny of Human Secularism. Go to: