Campaign Aims to Put Prayer Back in Schools

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Prayer was removed from public schools in 1962--when kids looked like this. (AP Images)

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It’s officially “Bring Back the Holy Bible and Christian Prayer in Schools Month.” And Steven Andrew, president of USA Christian Ministries, is working to make it a year-round reality.

"Our children need God back in schools," says Andrew, who is calling Christians nationwide to bring the Bible and prayer back into public schools.

Andrew’s effort is part of a broader campaign among pastors, teachers and parents to bring up America’s children in the training and admonition of the Lord according to Ephesians 6:4. With millions of school children praying that God will be allowed back onto campus at See You at the Pole events across the country, Andrew is expecting a breakthrough.

History supports God in schools. American schools were designed to disciple our nation. The Bible was the first textbook in public schools. Children prayed Christian prayers in school for 355 years until 1962, Andrew notes.

In fact, he boldly calls separation of church and state a lie, arguing that it’s not what our Founding Fathers practiced or intended, it’s not constitutional and it’s actually a sin against God.

"American blessings will come by obeying God. We have seen the difference between God's blessings for obedience and His judgments for disobedience. Test scores, morality and the economy improve with Christian education,” Andrew says.

"Why should the 80 percent Christian majority pay for public schools if Jesus and our Founding Fathers' Christian faith isn't taught? Our Founding Fathers fought for God's unalienable rights of Christian life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Freedom comes from obeying God,” Andrew says. “Let's get active to bring back the Holy Bible and Christian prayer to schools."

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