Changing History to Deny Prayer, Part 4

Posted by on Jul 5, 2012 in Military Prayer | Comments Off on Changing History to Deny Prayer, Part 4

By transferring America’s official and permanent history of civil government to the category of “religion,” the courts attempt to establish a government free of absolute truth and based instead on humanism or moral relativism.  Such an establishment will silence this uncomfortable view of truth that speaks from the graves of the signers of the Declaration.

History teachers have been fired for talking about the Declaration of Independence appeal “to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions” and “a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence.”  They cannot whisper that the Articles of Confederation of 1781 paid tribute to the “Great Governor of the World,” or that the Continental Congress printed and distributed an American edition of the Bible at government expense.  What government school teacher, certified by the state as knowledgeable in education, would admit that public education began in Massachusetts in 1837 with a school board made up of mostly clergy, and whose president, Horace Mann, declared that curriculum should include study of the “lives of great and good men, especially the life and character of Jesus Christ, as the sublimest pattern of benevolence, of purity, of self-sacrifice, ever exhibited to mortals.”[1]  This is not church history—it’s the history of public education!  When is the last time a school age child read the first prayer in Congress?  Does the public know there is a prayer room in the rotunda of the U.S. Capitol containing an open Bible, and a stained-glass window of President Washington in prayer surrounded by Psalm 16:1, “Preserve me, O God, for in thee do I put my trust.”

It is obvious from the above examples, completely ignored in America’s history books that our past has been censored and our true history censored.  We the people are responsible to preserve this great Republic.  Every citizen needs to know the facts of history, and the freedom won through prayer and bloodshed.  As Christians sit spiritually introverted in churches across the nation American History is ravished by radicals in the public arena who confuse and destroy the absolute truth of the country’s founding. If Americans continue to be complacent, we are certain to find more American History mislabeled as religion and unconstitutionally separated from the state and We the People.


[1] Steven B. Epstein, Rethinking the Constitutionality of Ceremonial Deism.  96 Columbia Law Review 2083, at 2102, citing to Horace Mann’s 1842 Fourth of July oration quoted in Anson Phelps Stokes, Church and State in the United States, 264-67 (1950).

Share Button