In some countries, yes, Christianity has been banned. But right now, I’m talking about America. No, Christianity hasn’t been “banned”, exactly, but the more we think about it, the more we realize how close we’ve come.
The beginning of this was in 1962, when the United States Supreme Court banned prayer in public schools, and in 1963, when Bible reading was also banned from public schools. Today, this is pretty common to us, because it’s all we’ve ever known. However, in the couple hundred years before that, schools taught Biblical values and had daily Bible reading and prayer. Also, the Supreme Court decided that even voluntary prayer and reading of the Bible should be banned because they discriminated against non-Christians. However, this makes no sense!!! It’s like saying, “You can’t eat meat in public because it discriminates against vegetarians”. If teaching Christianity is banned from schools, why is evolution taught? It discriminates against Christians. In the end, since these two important things were banned, many teenagers have become rebellious and followed immoral practices.
These changes became reality mainly through the efforts of atheist and Communist Madalyn Murray O’Hair, who used her son, William Murray, to convince the Supreme Court to ban prayer and Bible reading. She first began her war on Christianity when she noticed the high school her son attended started every day with prayer and a pledge of allegiance to the American flag. It is obvious that she succeeded and we can see the effects around us. Thankfully, years later, her son became a Christian.
It is sad to see the way our country is changed. Although we are still allowed to practice and profess our faith, many limitations to Christianity have arisen. It’s confusing and surprising, especially when many of our Founding Fathers were Christians, and all of them respected the prayer and the Bible.
It can be difficult to continue to stand up for our faith in a world like this, but it can be done. God will give you strength.
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