American Minute with Bill Federer
From the early days of the American colonies, prayer in schools was practiced and revered as an important tradition. Indeed, for nearly 2 centuries of our history it was considered a natural expression of our religious freedom. Then in 1962, the Supreme Court declared school prayer illegal.
Well, I firmly believe the loving God who has blessed our land and made us a good caring people should never have been expelled from America’s classrooms.
In no other place in the United States are there so many … official evidences of … faith in God on the part of Government as there are in Washington … On the south banks of
Washington’s Tidal Basin, Jefferson still speaks: ‘Can the liberties of a nation be secure when we have removed a conviction that these liberties are the gift of God? Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that his justice cannot sleep forever.’
Senator Robert Byrd concluded:
Jefferson’s words are a forceful and explicit warning that to remove God from this country will destroy it.
The Moral Liberal contributing editor, William J. Federer, is the bestselling author of “Backfired: A Nation Born for Religious Tolerance no Longer Tolerates Religion,” and numerous other books. A frequent radio and television guest, his daily American Minute is broadcast nationally via radio, television, and Internet. Check out all of Bill’s books here.