Supreme Court Decision Nixing School Prayer Remembered

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While many Americans were anxiously awaiting yesterday’s ruling from the US Supreme Court that upheld the Health Care Reform Act known better as Obamacare, the day was also the anniversary of another momentous Supreme Court Decision.

50 years ago, another ruling shook the nation and many believe contributed greatly to our rapid cultural decay. The case of Engel v. Vitale stopped the practice of school children reciting a 22-word prayer at the start of each day usually along with the Pledge of Allegiance. Many know of the ban on prayer in school today, but very few know what was deemed so awful. Here is the prayer that was deemed so egregious:

“Almighty God, we acknowledge our dependence upon Thee, and we beg Thy blessings upon us, our parents, our teachers and our Country.”

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