TEN COMMANDMENTS CRUSADE of AMERICA
In 1962, the U.S. Supreme Court revoked the right to pray in public schools in the landmark decision Engel v. Vitale.
In part, this ruling labeled following school prayer unconstitutional:
"Almighty God, we acknowledge our dependence on Thee,
and we beg Thy blessing upon us, our parents, our teachers, and our country."
On July 6, 2000, the Colorado Board of Education approved (by a 5 to 1 margin) the posting of our national motto: "In God We Trust", in Colorado public schools.
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Almost 2000 years earlier, JESUS said:
"But if you want to enter into [eternal] life,
keep the commandments." (Matthew 19:17)
Before that, GOD Almighty warned:
"My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.
Because you have rejected knowledge,
I will also reject you as My priest.
Since you have forgotten the law of your God,
I will also forget your children." (Hosea 4:6)
The 10 Commandments & School Prayer:
"A Critical Chronology of Legal Decisions [1892 - 1980]"
1892 - Church Of The Holy Trinity v. United States:
This court ruling cited 87 precedents as the basis for maintaining the inclusion of Christian principles in our nation's laws & institutions.
1962 - Engel v. Vitale:
Without citing a single previous legal or historical precedent, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the following prayer was "unconstitutional" when recited in our public schools:
"Almighty God, we acknowledge our dependence on Thee, and we beg Thy blessings on us, our parents, our teachers, and our country."
1963 - Abington v. Schempp & Murray v. Curlett
Seizing the opportunity to further impose its will, the Supreme Court reaffirmed the ban on School Prayer and tightened control over Scriptural principles by imposing a prohibition on Bible reading, religious classes and religious instruction.
Abington v. Schempp - As part of its findings, the Supreme Court reported that only 3% of the nation Did Not believe in God or religion.
The ban on Bible reading was substantiated with these words:
"If portions of the New Testament were read without explanation, they could be ... and had been psychologically harmful to the child."
1965 - Reed v. Van Hoven
Allowed schoolchildren to pray over their lunches, as long as no one could tell they were praying. Specifically, students were prohibited from praying aloud or moving their lips during prayer.
They could pray, as long as no one knew they were praying.
1967 - DeKalb v. DeSpain
The Supreme Court rules that a four word nursery rhyme recited in kindergarden through 5th grade is "unconstitutional."
The Court justified its determination with:
"Although the word 'God' was not mentioned, if someone were to hear [this nursery rhyme] he might think it was referring to God."
1967 - Stone v. Graham
In this Kentucky case, the state court ruled the Ten Commandments were a "passive display" and were not part of any class or curriculum.
1980 - In Re: Stone v. Graham
In its review,the Supreme Court overruled the Kentucky state court decision by stating:
"If the posted copies of the Ten Commandments are to have any effect at all, it will be to induce schoolchildren to read, meditate upon, perhaps to venerate and obey the Commandments ... [which] is not a permissible objective."
Has the U.S. Supreme Court contradicted the Word of God?
Is encouraging children to read, understand, respect and obey the Ten Commandments of God a "permissible objective" ?
According to Proverbs 22:6 we should:
"Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it."
A careful review of the undeniable long-term effects of these legal decisions on America's children answers the question (see:"Beyond A Reasonable Doubt") !
Beyond A Reasonable Doubt
In 1962 the U.S. Supreme Court started removing Godly influence from our schools with a trend-setting decision in the case of Engel v. Vitale.
It established as fact, the MYTH that "Separation of Church & State" is part of our Constitution's First Amendment.
The legal system continues to perpetuate the notion of our constitution as a 'living document' (meaning: "Trust the courts to interpret the Constitution to comply with current political agendas.")
The curses wrought over the last 38 years are listed below:
Birth rates for unwed girls (ages 15-19) have skyrocketed
Pregnancies in girls (ages 10-14) have increased a staggering 553%
Sexually transmitted diseases among students (ages 15-19) are up 226%
Gonorrhea in students (ages 10-14) has increased 257%
Pre-Marital Sexual Activity has risen at an alarming rate:
271% for 17 year olds
365% for 16 year olds
1000% for 15 year olds.
Fort Worth, Texas
St. Louis, Missouri
Port Huron, Michigan
Los Angeles, California
Moses Lake, Washington
Morris Township, Pennsylvania
Names that have regrettably become synonymous with violence & death involving America's children.
Has a misguided effort to deny the Godly principles our country was founded on caused a plague of Violence & Death to "come upon and overtake" America's children ?
Read the warnings below and decide for yourself.
GOD's Offer of Life or Death:
"But if your heart turns away and you are not obedient, and if you are drawn away to other gods and worship them, I declare to you this day that you will certainly be destroyed ... "
(Deuteronomy 30:17 - 18)
"This day I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses.
Now choose life, so that you and your children may live and that you may love the Lord your God, listen to His voice, and hold fast to Him.
(Deuteronomy 30:19 - 20)
"However, if you do not obey the Lord your God and do not carefully follow all His commands and decrees I am giving you today, all these curses will come upon you and overtake you: ... "
(Deuteronomy 28: 15)
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