SCOTUS 101: Prayer In Public Schools

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Should Parents & Students make their own decisions about religion? What about prayer in public schools? Our country was founded upon Christian beliefs and from there American classrooms used to lead students in prayer until June 25, 1962 when the “Supreme Court declared school-sponsored prayers unconstitutional in the landmark case Engel V. Vitale,” says Charles C. Haynes. Or have we just come to the conclusion of “kicking God out of the schools.”
Charles continues to say that, “God goes to school today through the First Amendment door.” So because of Engel V. Vitale our religious freedoms are more balanced than on one side or another.
Even though people prefer a separation of church and state, prayer should be freely allowed without any judgment because our country was founded upon Christian beliefs including prayer, and freedom of religion does not prohibit nor should it prevent the discussion of prayer in school. To clear up any misinterpretations, the article “SCOTUS 101: Prayer in Public Schools” states that, “The court did not find prayer in public schools unconstitutional, but that it was unconstitutional for government to include a particular prayer in a school program.” The Supreme Court seeks to find another way around things for example, they decided that students praying in public schools, but will classify
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Justice Hugo Black wrote, “For 170 years following the ratification of the Constitution and Bill of Rights, no Court had ever struck any prayer, in any form, in any location. While the Court invoked no judicial precedent to sustain its decision, it did employ some strategic psychological rhetoric.” Some people, for instance, The Warren Court, completely ignore what the constitution or our founding fathers have to say, and instead substitute the “Separation of Church and State” for the First