Happy Belated Religious Freedom Day. Now bow to your Prophet
https://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/ny-trump-school-prayer-guidance-discrimination-lgbtq-community-20200117-zwrkeuenyzhmhkpq4rglfsghja-story.html- Trump celebrates ‘Religious Freedom Day’ announcing regulations that would ‘roll back existing protections for LGBTQ people’
Christian conservatives rejoiced Thursday, on the newly declared Religious Freedom Day, as the president announced from the Oval Office that his administration was taking “historic steps to protect the First Amendment right to pray in public schools.”
Joined by Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen, and a group of students, advocates, and religious representatives, Trump unveiled a slew of proposals that seemed to be crafted to appeal to his Evangelical base.
Ok folks. Here is the thing. REGARDLESS.. The Supreme Court found it UNCONSTITUTIONAL
Dissent: Justice Stewart
Justice Stewart argued in his dissent that the Establishment Clause was only meant to prohibit the establishment of a state-sponsored church, such as the Church of England, and not prohibit all types of government involvement with religion. In particular, he found that the nondenominational nature of the prayer and the "absentee" provision removed constitutional challenges.
McCollum v. Board of Education
The case was argued before the U.S. Supreme Court on December 8, 1947. It noted that the school building, the site of the religious instruction, was funded by taxpayers. Furthermore, according to the court, the school officials were cooperating with the organization in “promoting religious instruction.” On the basis of these findings, the court held that the program was “beyond all question” using “the tax-established and tax-supported public school system” to help “religious groups spread their faith.” This was in direct violation of the First Amendment, which “erected a wall between Church and State which must be kept high and impregnable.” Accordingly, the court found that the religious-instruction program was unconstitutional. The ruling of the Illinois Supreme Court was reversed.
So if you want prayer in school. Pony up the money, send your kids to a private school. This way they get an education you desire...
And you get this too :)