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Debunking the “No Prayer in Public Schools” Myth

I went to see "Sounds of Freedom" on Wednesday July 5th. It is about how children are being bought and sold in the world today. People go out into our cities and catch children and sell them for sex. The theme of the movie is "God's children are not for sale". This was the #1 movie in the nation this last weekend.

As you know, Biden has opened our southern border to a huge amount of trafficking of children by Mexican cartels.

As you also know, the teacher's union in America's public schools has been pushing "comprehensive sex education", which is the most graphic kind.

We (The American Family Association of Kentucky) had been working to get God back into our public schools for several years and finally passed SB17 in 2017, which makes it legal to pray in Kentucky Public Schools. I am attaching some brochures that encourage you to maintain your religious liberty and start praying in public schools again.

On June 25, 1962, the U.S. Supreme Court decided the landmark case of Engel vs. Vitale. We have come to know it as the day the Supreme Court took prayer out of school. At least that is what the media, left-wing activists, and sometimes our own government would have us believe. But it’s not true.

In Engel vs. Vitale, the Supreme Court ruled that it is unconstitutional for state officials to compose an official school prayer and encourage its recital in public schools. This decision upholds what is known as the Establishment Clausei in the 1st Amendment which prohibits the government from making any law “respecting an establishment of religion, or free exercise thereof, or abridging the freedom of speech.” Our Founders placed this in the Constitution as a safeguard to keep the government from forcing a particular religious dogma on the citizenry. Think about it, the “government religion” could and probably would change every time a new president was elected.

A visit to the U.S. Department of Education website affirms that prayer was never taken out of the public-school arena. The website section titled “Guidance on Constitutional Protected Prayer and Religious Expression in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools,” establishes the following:

-All public schools receiving government funding must certify in writing that they have no policy which denies participation in Constitutionally Protected Prayer in public schools.

-The Supreme Court has held that the 1st Amendment prevents the government from establishing religion AND it protects privately initiated religious expression from government interference and discrimination.

-The Supreme Court has made it clear that “nothing in the Constitution”… prohibits any public-school student from voluntarily praying at any time, before, during, or after the school day.

-Students may express their beliefs about religion in homework, artwork, and other written and oral assignments are free from discrimination.

-Students may distribute religious materials to their classmates.

-Students may display religious messages on items of clothing and other personal belongings.

These are but a few of the items addressed by the U.S. Department of Education enshrining the Religious Liberty of all students in Public Schools.

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