Category Politics

Prayer in Public Schools

You may have heard that prayer has been taken out of public schools, that throughout much of the United States, students are forbidden to exercise their freedom of religion. According to many conservative believers, the 1962 court case of Engel v. Vitale resulted in a ban on school prayer which has led to a gradual moral decline in America.1 Petitions and pleas to reinstate prayer for school children can be found all over the internet, as well as many other places. But amidst all the fury, there is a glaring and slightly amusing misconception...

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Is America a Christian Nation?

Religious conservatives in America often proudly proclaim that this country is a Christian nation, and some even go so far as to declare the separation of church and state to be a myth. Not only are these grossly incorrect assertions, but they are very dangerous postulations as well, especially with the Christian Right unapologetically attempting to dictate policy from an almost exclusively religious basis in the modern era. One need not do that much research to realize that the Puritan ancestors of our founding fathers came to America to avoid religious persecution...
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