Beyond The First Amendment
But what has happened in our generation? We have told God that we don’t need the Bible, we don’t need the church, and we don’t need God in the running of our nation, our schools and sadly even our homes.
We have said that to him in many ways, however, officially we told God we didn’t need him in 1962 and we have paid the price since them. Let me explain.
In 1962 a simple prayer was the center of a great deal of turmoil.
This prayer was a simple prayer. It says, “Almighty God, we acknowledge our dependence upon Thee, and we beg Thy blessings upon us, our parents, our teachers, and our country.” This was the prayer that started the whole “Separation of Church and State”. Now our Government has found it to be unconstitutional and a violation of the First Amendment to pray in schools.
School prayer was the first casualty of this new definition and decision. Within twelve months, this same court removed Bible reading and any religious classes or instructions. The Ten Commandments and beatitudes soon came down. And we’re paying the price today.
And what is the price we’re paying?
Well I want you to consider that the prayer removed dealt with four areas. It asked for God’s blessing upon:
and our Nation.
And what has happened in those four areas since the removal of prayer in 1962.
This book is about the argument of what does the “First Amendment” mean. It’s a journey to show you what has happened to our schools, children, families, and our country.