A word about prayer in public

August 20, 2013 

Please allow us to pray in public, and even to – how terrible to even think it – have the Ten Commandments displayed on our government buildings.

A word about prayer in public

In regard to a recent editorial in The Herald on “Separation of Church and State,” I wonder how the writer will misinterpret the phrases, “prohibiting the free exercise thereof or abridging the freedom of speech” right after “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion” in the First Amendment.

Will you will read President George Washington’s public “Prayer for the United States of America,” in which he asks, “that Thou wilt keep the United States in Thy Holy Protection”?

How terrible for the president of the United States to pray in public – didn’t he read the First Amendment?

When it plainly “infers,” to use your word, “separation of church and state.” And how about President Franklin Roosevelt, when he prayed for God’s protection of our military on D-Day?

Please allow us to do what they did, to pray in public, and even to – how terrible to even think it – have the Ten Commandments displayed on our government buildings.

By the way, have you visited the Supreme Court building in Washington and observed that a depiction of Moses with the commandments, on top of the entrance doors? Surely we must chisel that heresy off!

May our good Lord open the eyes of the citizens of America to the truth of the Bible, when it reads, “blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.” Psalm 33:12.

John Hunter

York

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