Public School says No Prayer; Students do it Anyway, Secularist Baffled

schoolLast week we discussed a recent ban by U.S. District Judge, Carlton Reeves, given to Rankin County School District, saying it promoted Christianity.  What’s wrong with a school district promoting Christianity? The Judge maintains a “legal fiction” the courts call the “Incorporation Doctrine.”

Contrary to the 10th Amendment, this “Incorporation Doctrine” has been the source of an unconstitutional federal usurpation of power over and against all 50 states along with their respective institutions, which now include state-funded government schools.

Since my full conversion and submission to Christianity in 1997, I have made public schools part of my mission field to share my faith with students all over the country.  This, of course, has led me to many wonderful experiences with Christian students, teachers, administrators, and principals.  Unfortunately, it has led in recent years to a corresponding amount of antagonism from media, anti-Christian hate groups, an occasional school employee, and an isolated student or two.

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The reason for so called “legal” antagonistic persecution against Christianity is found in the 10 words we call the Establishment Clause. Here is what it says:

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion…”

Now the Constitution is a clear and simply understood document.  Those who hate liberty try to convince us that it is so complicated that it requires their supreme expertise.

But take a look at the Bell County Bobcats, a Kentucky High School Football team.  They understood the 10 simple words as protecting, not preventing, their school prayers from federal encroachment, even after an organization filed a complaint with the school district’s Superintendent and threatened to file a lawsuit.

The students’ dedication to their God was rewarded and the Bell County Board of Education facilitated the students to lead in a pre-game prayer over the public-address system. reported “The director of the school’s football booster club, Joe Humfleet, told the Lexington Herald-Leader that the school community was excited for the student-led prayer and added that the pre-game invocation was greeted with a ‘big eruption of happiness.’”

President George Washington made a claim with respect to “religion and morality” stating, “In vain would that man claim the tribute of patriotism, who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness, these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens.”

Contrast this with the response letter written to the Bell County school district from an out of state vassalage law firm’s attorney Rebecca Markert, “Scheduling prayer at a school-sponsored event is a flagrant violation of the law. Given the clear legal precedent on this issue, it is surprising — not to mention baffling — that the school board would knowingly violate the law and bring back prayer before athletic games.”

I leave you with this thought: if you can isolate children, and train them to believe that there is a wall of separation between God and government, then you can enslave them—or rather—they will have enslaved themselves.

Perhaps the issue is how well the government schools are working. Stay tuned, I will address more on this topic next week.

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Jake MacAulay serves as the Chief Operating Officer of the Institute on the Constitution (IOTC), an educational outreach that presents the founders’ “American View” of law and government. The former co-host of the syndicated talk show, The Sons of Liberty, he is an ordained minister and has spoken to audiences nation-wide, and has established the American Club, a constitutional study group in public and private schools.
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