28th June 2009

“For more than 40 years, the debate that began with the Supreme Court's decision to end mandatory school prayer in 1962 may not have been novel, but it has been ferocious. Fearing the coming of a Europe-like secular state, the right longed to engineer a return to what it believed was a Christian America of yore.”

Jon Meacham

3 Responses to “28th June 2009”

  1. Dan the Man Says:

    What’s the context in which this was written? I’d be curious to read the larger quote

  2. Rozmarija Grauds Says:

    Oh yes, before 1962 when school prayer was abolished, America had been very Christian in its practices of slavery, segragation, lynchings, ‘Union busting’ violence, little boys working in coal mines and young girls inhaling lint while laboring in mills, women having no vote, no such thing as ‘domestic calls’ to police to interrupt Nature taking its course. Too many today miss those Good Old Days in every way.

  3. John Says:

    … and the bible say’s “smite thy enemy…”