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Is God making a comeback in some of the public schools of Texas? A recent news item gives a glimmer of hope that it may be so.
God Banished From Public Schools
60 years ago this summer, the Supreme Court effectively banished God from the public schools. They did this in the first anti-school prayer case.
On June 17, 1962, in Engel v. Vitale, the Supreme Court ruled this harmless prayer as supposedly being unconstitutional: “Almighty God, we acknowledge our dependence upon Thee, and we beg Thy blessing upon us, our parents, our teachers and our country.”
At that time, only one Supreme Court Justice, Potter Stewart, dissented. He said: “I think this decision is wrong….[I don’t see how] an official religion is established by letting those who want to say a prayer to say it.” …