Brian Eargle
Brian Eargle

Pres. Thomas Jefferson wrote the Danbury Baptists a letter - not a law or an executive order - stating that Amendment I, "that Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,” built a wall of separation between Church & State. Obviously, the First Amendment restrained only Congress, which later extended to "the State," the United States and any agency of government. But Amendment I laid no duty or constraint upon the Church. That...

Pres. Thomas Jefferson wrote the Danbury Baptists a letter - not a law or an executive order - stating that Amendment I, "that Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,” built a wall of separation between Church & State. Obviously, the First Amendment restrained only Congress, which later extended to "the State," the United States and any agency of government. But Amendment I laid no duty or constraint upon the Church. That would have turned the free exercise clause on its head. So don't blame Pres. Jefferson. The blame for "secular America" clearly falls upon Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black, who twisted Amendment I and Pres. Jefferson's "wall of separation" to mean, "that Christianity, the Church, and religion shall not meddle in government, etc.."I would be honored to sign a petition seeking to return state-sanctioned public prayer to public schools. But this petition doesn't even specify that as its object.

Richard Tidyman
Richard Tidyman

This is a nonsense petition from people who really don't know or understand their rights... OR from those who seek to impose their religious views upon people who don't necessarily share them.

Clay Sanderford
Clay Sanderford
  • Richard Tidyman

I know my rights given me by the constitution of the united states. One of which is the freedom of speech. No one is is breaking your arm to agree if you disagree don't reply .its that simple.

Daniel Ferguson
Daniel Ferguson
  • Clay Sanderford

I disagree and I want to reply, I think that falls under the freedom of speech thing... i could be wrong though... Depends on whose interpreting that bit.

James Baker
James Baker

You people need to get a life! Why are you complaining? Do you want the state telling your kids what to pray? That is what the supreme court has ruled as a violation of the first amendment! Most states (like NC, where I am ) have laws on the books protecting the right to pray at school!

James Baker
James Baker
  • James Baker

If you want to "put prayer back in school" it is simple, go to a school and pray!

Neil Strocchio
Neil Strocchio
  • James Baker

Brother James it's not the state I'm concerned with. What the Bible says is what concerns me most. It is the word of God. Some of us like it and some of us don't. Love you brother.

Norma Jean Carl
Norma Jean Carl

I think we would be better off if we included God in all of our daily activities.

Neil Strocchio
Neil Strocchio
  • Norma Jean Carl

Not just God but Jesus. Jesus says I am the way the truth and the life and no one comes to the father except by me. Can I get an amen Norma.

Norma Jean Carl
Norma Jean Carl
  • Norma Jean Carl

i agree 100%

Wildman Wilder
Wildman Wilder

Yes we need pray and our kids are number one in our life

Neil Strocchio
Neil Strocchio
  • Wildman Wilder

Remember Wild man Jesus is number one our kids are number two. Jesus said if we put him first he will give us the desires of our heart.

Neil Strocchio
Neil Strocchio
  • Wildman Wilder

Can I get an amen

Sheila Brown
Sheila Brown

I BELIEVE GOD AND I BELIEVE IN GOD! WHEN WE HAVE GOD IN OUR HEARTS, HE WILL BE IN OUR SCHOOLS AND EVERYWHERE THAT WE NEED HIM! GOD IS LOVE! LOVE WINS! SATAN LOSES!

Euphemia Brady
Euphemia Brady
  • Sheila Brown

O yes! God bless abundantly!

Lisa Garza
Lisa Garza
  • Sheila Brown

Amen sista

Nkem' Jacob
Nkem' Jacob

Count me in.

Bamigbopa Morenike Adebimpe
Bamigbopa Morenike Adebimpe
  • Nkem' Jacob

Put me in

Nkem' Jacob
Nkem' Jacob
  • Nkem' Jacob

Surely, I go call u. Na wao. Which side u dey live now? U still dey see Yinka?

Pat Smith
Pat Smith

He will always help us do the right thing. Help our children learn the right path to a good live.

Daniel Ferguson
Daniel Ferguson
  • Pat Smith

Like he helped all the children who drowned in the Tsunami's in Japan, right? BTW, it's life, not live.

Purruca Jb
Purruca Jb

Prayers with Christ Jesus all things is possible

Daniel Ferguson
Daniel Ferguson
  • Purruca Jb

Except healing amputees. http://whywontgodhealamputees.com/

Patricia Moses
Patricia Moses

Shout it out PRAYERS, PRAYERS and more PRAYERS he died that we might have a right to the tree of life, lets put PRAYERS back in our schools and don't forget about our HOMES.

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