LETTER: Shut up and pray

I have to respond to the recent letter from Berlin Heights about religion in public school. I have to disagree to what it said. Our
Sandusky Register Staff
May 24, 2010

 

I have to respond to the recent letter from Berlin Heights about religion in public school. I have to disagree to what it said. Our schools need prayer and religion.

Look what has happened since Madeline Murray O'Hair won her suit taking prayer out of schools. What is wrong with a moment of silence to allow those who wish to pray silently to do so?

Those who desire, should be able to pray anywhere they want, even in school. I think not being able to do so certainly does violate their Constitutional rights.

School is about many things, not just academics. How does school prayer create an unfair environment for those who do not wish to take part? I don't understand this. I do not believe that school prayer is unfair and unconstitutional as the letter writer claims.

I remember when I was in elementary school that we stood and said the Pledge of Allegiance every morning and had a moment of silence.

Why are we letting the minority tell the majority what we can and cannot do? It's time we told the minority to sit down and shut up!

If God was back in the schools, the schools would be a lot better. After all, this is a Christian nation!

Ron Butcher

Sandusky