Quotes from the Founding Fathers on the Importance of Religion in Schools
From 1620 until 1966 American schools had very few school shootings. Between 1840 and 1960 there were never more then 14 school deaths due to fire arms per decade. However after the 1962-1963 Supreme Court Rulings that Prayer and Bible reading were no longer allowed, violent shooting in schools began to rise. The first really horrific shooting occurred at the University of Texas in 1966 when Charles Whitman climbed the University of Texas Tower with rifles in hand and shot 14 people dead and injured another 31.
Between 1840 and 1959 the average was 7.8 deaths per decade. After the Supreme Court ruled against prayer and Bible reading in the schools the death rate jumped 323% from the previous decade. We are currently at 1464% increase over the 70 year average proceeding the 1962 rulings which removed God from the schools. Death data from 'wikipedia.org/wiki/School_shootings_in_the_United_States'
A Partial Listing of Shootings that Shocked the Nation
University of Texas Tower Shooting, August 1, 1966. Charles Whitman was a former Marine marksman, who first stabbed his mother and wife to death then then climbed the University of Texas Tower in Austin. From there he shot and killed 14 people and injured another 31. This was the first mass killings to occur at an educational institution in the U.S. An autopsy was preformed on Whitman which showed that he had a brain tumor.
Kent State Massacre, May 4, 1970. During a campus Vietnam Protest Rally National Guardsman shot and killed 4 college students.
Columbine High School Massacre in Colorado, April 20, 1999. Students Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold were social outcast in the student body. Taking revenge for their mistreatment by other students the two entered the school well armed and shot and killed 12 students and a teacher. The two boys committed suicide as the police closed in on them.
Red Lake High School MN, Mar. 21, 2005. Jeffrey Weise shot his grandfather and girlfriend killing them both. Sold his guns and his police car drove to Red Lake H.S. where he had been a student. Upon arriving he shot and killed the unarmed security guard, entered the school killed a teacher and five students.
Virginia Tech Massacre, Apr. 16, 2007. Student Seung-Hui Cho was accused of staking two female students in 2005. An investigation determined that Cho was mentally ill and he was ordered to attend treatments. However, he was able to buy guns. He suffered from Severe Anxiety Disorder and in 2007 entered the campus shooting and killing 31 people and injuring 17 before committing suicide.
Sandy Hook Elementary School, Dec. 14, 2012. A 20 year old man who suffered from depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder and who was obsessed with violence, killed his mother and stole her guns taking them to the Sandy Hook Elementary School. There he shot and killed 20 young children, and 6 adult staff members before taking his own life.
Umpqua Community College, OR., Oct. 1, 2015. Student Chris Harper-Mercer entered the school shot and killed an assistant professor, killed 8 students and injured 8 others. Police wounded him and he committed suicide.
Stoneman Douglas High School, Parkland, FL, Feb. 14, 2018. Nikolas Cruz entered the school and gunned down 14 students, 3 teachers, and injured 15 other students. He had posted on Social Media his intentions to be a professional school shooter. FBI was notified about his Facebook post but said they could not identify the person even though his correct name was on the post. The local police were given 23 tips about Cruz being a threat in the community, but no action was taken to investigate him. After the shooting he was arrested by the police and is charged with the murder of 17 people. Sheriff Israel who is head of the police department is calling for more gun control laws, not better police enforcement and training. Sheriff Israel is being called to step down by state government officials. This should not have happened!
It is hard to look at the above graph and not see the connection between the courts hostile actions and the mounting death rate. I believe that once the United States Government became hostile to God, banning the teachings of the Bible and prayer in our schools, God lifted his hand of protection on our schools and allowed evil to enter where God is not allowed to go. The shed blood of these students in my opinion is a direct result of the Supreme Court going against God and overturning the First Amendment of the Constitution. The Blood of these students is on the hands of the Supreme Court Justices.
Prayer in school is an appeal to God for his protection of the students during the day. God also answers prayers of students who have a hard time learning so they can understand the teacher, and thus acts to enhance their education.
Bible reading informs students of God's love for us and his plan for our lives.
The Laws of our nations have a deep foundation in the Ten Commandments. The study of the Ten Commandments help students become good citizens by teaching them right from wrong. The Supreme Court banning of the Ten Commandments has promoted a lawless society.
In every case where the Supreme Court rules against the Bible, Christian practices, moral values and religious displays a few years later another tragic shooting occurs. www.wallbuilders.com