The First Amendment of the U.S. Bill of Rights is as follows:
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion,
or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech,
or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble,
and to petition the government for a redress of grievances."
It appears that the prophetic musings of Martin Luther are coming to pass:
"I am afraid that the schools will prove the very gates of hell
unless they diligently labor in explaining the Holy Scriptures
and engraving them on the hearts of youth."
The following is a partial synopsis of the judicial processes that have helped, and are helping to eventuate the spiritual and moral bankruptcy of the United States of America:
1948: The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in "Illinoisex rel. McCollum v. Board of Education"
that religious instruction could not be conducted in public school buildings.
1961: The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in "TORCASO v. WATKINS, 367 U.S. 488 (1961)" that Maryland could not require applicants for public office to swear that they believed in the existence of G-D (belief in G-D was no longer a requirement for public service). The court unanimously ruled that this "religious test" violated the First Amendment.
1962: The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in "Engel vs. Vitale" forbade public schools to require the recitation of prayers. State officials cannot compose an official state prayer and require that it be recited in the public schools of the State at the beginning of each school day, even if the prayer is denominationally neutral and pupils who wish to do so may remain silent or be excused from the room while the prayer is being recited
1963: The United States Supreme Court ruled in "Abington School District v. Schempp" that Bible reading over school intercoms is unconstitutional. No state law or school board law for a public school can require passages from the Bible be read or that the L-RD's Prayer be recited in the public schools at the beginning of each school day even if individual students may be excused from attending or participating in such exercises upon written request of their parents.
1968: The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in "Epperson v. Arkansas, 393, U.S. 97, 1968" that states cannot ban the teaching of evolution in public schools.
1980: The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in "STONE v. GRAHAM, 449 U.S. 39 (1980)" that the posting of the Ten Commandments in schools is unconstitutional."
TRANSLATION: It is unconstitutional to post in schools a portion of the document (the Bible) on which much of the U.S. Constitution is based.
"For this reason (people loving wickedness rather than G-D),
G-D will send upon them a deluding influence
so that they might believe what is false."
2 Thessalonians 2:11
1985: The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in "WALLACE v. JAFFREE, 472 U.S. 38 (1985)" that a states cannot enforce a moment of silence in schools since these moments of silence have a religious purpose and are therefore unconstitutional.
1987: The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in "Edwards v. Aguillard, 482, U.S. 578, 55 (1987)" that a state law requiring equaltreatment for creationism has a religious purpose and is therefore unconstitutional.
1989: The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a nativity scene displayed inside a government building violates the First Amendment and is therefore unconstitutional.
1992: The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in "LEE v. WEISMAN, 505 U.S. 577 (1992)" that prayer at public school graduation ceremonies violates the First Amendment and is therefore unconstitutional.
2000: The U.S. Supreme Court rules that student-led prayers at public school football games violates the First Amendment and is therefore unconstitutional.
TRANSLATION: It is unconstitutional to publicly pray to the Author of the Bible on which much of the U.S. Constitution is based. It is "unconstitutional" to publicly pray to the same G-D referenced on United States currency: "In G-D We Trust."
"The god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving."
2 Corinthians 4:4