President’s New Executive Order Protects Religious Liberty, School Prayer

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We’ve got to keep declaring our independence

Lost in last week’s hubbub with the “impeachment” circus was a new executive order by President Trump which “details scenarios in which school officials must permit prayer and clarifies the consequences if they don’t” (https://www.winknews.com/2020/01/16/president-trump-boosts-expanding-religious-prayer-in-public-schools/). No wonder all the bad guys hate him so.

The order states that now students may pray alone or in groups during lunch or other free periods.

It also eliminates a rule requiring religious groups to refer clients to “alternative organizations on request.” What that does is rein in the government’s insistence on telling you what you must say in certain circumstances, even if it goes against your conscience. Liberals love telling you what you must say, even while they compile long lists of things you can’t say.

Finally, the order will make it easier for religious groups to access federal grant programs.

Bear in mind that the president is not “giving” us anything that we don’t already have. We belong to God, who has endowed us with certain inalienable rights. What President Trump has done is to push back against humanists’ long campaign to restrict religious speech and practice. Which we should never have let them do in the first place.

He has also struck a blow against the unspoken but plainly communicated proposition that America’s state religion is secular humanism (which is a nice name for atheism).

Far Left Crazy has wailed and gnashed its teeth over this. Expect court cases to follow.

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6 responses to “President’s New Executive Order Protects Religious Liberty, School Prayer

  • marlene

    No president in Trump’s position could have accomplished what he did, in less than 4 years, and lived, without God’s help. Make America Godlike Again.

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  • Erlene Talbott

    Amen. May this movement grow until it overwhelms all opposition.

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  • thewhiterabbit2016

    The church doesn’t pay taxes because they are not under man’s government control but God’s. Churches that follow the Bible are outposts of Heaven on earth (out citizenship is in heaven). V.P. Pence was at a church this weekend and freely shared his political views. The American Revolution was championed by the preachers of righteousness in the pulpits.

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  • unknowable2

    This will be interesting to follow. Prayer is a personal matter and should not, truly can-not be regulated. I agree that schools should not compel anyone to pray or specify where those prayers are directed. But that doesn’t mean that it’s wrong to pray in school. If a group of students choose to fellowship and pray as part of that fellowship, I can’t see the harm. Hopefully they would use discernment and not cause a disruption for others when they do so. But in no case should any human authority presume to inhibit prayer.

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    • leeduigon

      We are talking about schools where they bring in “gender coaches” to first graders…

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      • unknowable2

        I know, it’s beyond comprehension, to me.

        When I was in my early school years, we recited the Our Father daily. I don’t recall anyone being forced to recite it, but I believe that virtually everyone in the classroom participated. I had been taught that from my earliest years and certainly had no problem with it. Our classes were fairly evenly mixed, Catholic and Protestant, for the most part.

        Frankly, I’m glad the public schools don’t have prayer, because who know where those prayers would be directed. Gaia, any number of pagan deities,? The mind staggers at the thought. 50 plus years ago, it was a pretty safe bet that you would have some spiritual commonality with the teachers in the local schools, but these days, I think it’s dangerous to allow secular teachers to be giving spiritual guidance to children. I could understand it, to some degree, in a religious school, but certainly not in a secular school.

        Ultimately, I think spiritual instruction should come from parents in specific and the extended family as well. For that matter, i think education is better coming from the family, unless it’s very specialized education, such as highly technical subjects.

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