In honor of the Engel decision by the Supreme Court in June 1962. . .
“. . .a union of government and religion tends to destroy government and to degrade religion.”
~Decision written by Hugo Black
Good overview article on the American Humanist Association site by Ellery Schempp, a student in the 1963 case that ended school-led Bible study.
What if these courageous people, who endured the “wrath of the wreligious,” had not spoken out, had not taken a stand, had not been supported by the Supremes a half century ago? We owe them a bow of respect and honor.
And Please People. . .any student or teacher who chooses CAN pray (or Not) in public schools. Just keep it quiet and to yourself and Un-official. No One ever took “God out of school” (what kind of wimpy deity do you believe in, anyway?). Read Justice Hugo Black’s words again. Now THERE’S some Education.