Did you know that last month marked the 50 year anniversary since the U.S. Supreme Court first ruled that government-endorsed prayer in public schools is unconstitutional? The landmark decision, which continues to lay at the center of the nation’s debate over the separation of church and state, forever changed the way that faith and religion are handled in classrooms.
It all started back in 1963 America’s most famous atheist, Madeline Murray O’Hair, won the landmark lawsuit filed on behalf of her son William, that effectively banned prayer in public schools. William J. Murray did not follow in his mother’s footsteps and instead has given his life over to Jesus Christ.
His book, is enjoying a resurgence for a new generation. William is a strong advocate who speaks out against the persecution of Christianity in America and around the world as chairman of the ,Religious Freedom Coalition, a non-profit organization in Washington, D.C., and is active on issues related to aiding Christians in Islamic and Communist nations and founded ShariaFreeUSA.org. (Check out his Capitol Hill Updates blog.)
- Religious freedoms: What impact will these elections have? (standupforthetruth.com)
- William J. Murray asks, ‘Are we losing because we won’t ask God for help?’
- Today Marks the 50th Anniversary of the Prayer Ban in Public Schools (& Here’s the History) (theblaze.com)
- How atheist’s crusade brought us Obamacare (religiousfreedomcoalition.org)
- South Carolina school begins commencement with prayer (secularnewsdaily.com)
- America Was Birthed in Prayer (christianpost.com)
- Mississippi Governor touts ‘non-denominational’ prayer in public schools (secularnewsdaily.com)