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-Support for School Prayer in Decline?

by Dr. D ~ January 9th, 2013

Albrecht Dürer, Study of Praying Hands, 1508

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From the Christian Post:

A new study shows that support for school prayer has steadily decreased among most Americans since the 1970s with the exception of two groups: evangelicals and older Americans.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln sociologist Philip Schwadel concludes from examining studies over the past 30-plus years that overall support for school prayer has declined – even among Catholics and mainline Protestants – but the support among evangelicals across all generations has remained steady at around 71 percent.

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Response: Just a week or so ago I read one writer who claimed that the school shootings had their real origin when prayer was kicked out of the schools.

Prayer in schools has largely become a non-issue in America. Now the battle lines are drawn around whether students can get together during breaks and lunch time for prayer and Bible studies. The last time it was challenged the Supreme Court still supported non official student generated religious practice.

One thing for sure, Christian parents should counsel their school going children that no one can stop them from offering silent prayers to God anywhere and anytime.               *Top

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