Advocating Prayer in Public Schools

Advocating Prayer in Public Schools

Advocating for Prayer in Public Schools

One of the controversies that have been going on for decades is weather or not prayer should be allowed back in our public schools. After decades of debates, cases and protests the issue if prayer being allowed back in our schools will never are resolved. As a result of prayer being taken out of public schools, there has been an increase in school violence, the use of metal detectors, security guards, sex, teen pregnancy and conflicting court cases.

People must see the direct correlation between the increase in violence among or children and the absence of open acknowledgement of praying in our schools. During the years when I attended school starting from the late 60's to 1980 the year I graduated, there were no metal detectors in schools to make sure students do not bring guns, knives or any weapon of any kind into. Security guards doing body searches and patrolling the halls to make sure everyone is in class and not lingering in the halls and no one is in or comes in who is not suppose to be there, which I am sure some people I know can relate. Parents did not have to worry about the safety of their children while they attended school. The most that would happen are you got caught smoking in the bathroom or a fight after school.

Children are welding guns instead of praying for friends, family and the country in which we live. The number of school shootings that has occurred since February 1996 to November 2005 is very disturbing. On February 2, 1996, Barry Loukaltis age 14 fired upon his algebra class killing two classmates and one teacher in Moses Lake, Wash. The shooting deaths of 16 children, one teacher and wounding 10 others before killing himself at Dunblane Primary School on March 13, 1996 in Dunblane, Scotland. A principal along with a student was killed was killed and two were wounded by Evan Ramsey, 16 on February 19, 1997. The little kindergarten girl, Kalya Roland...

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