On the radio show I participate in on Friday mornings, my fellow commentators and I were answering the question, “What were the worst Supreme Court decisions of all time?” Now that is a difficult question because there are so many bad decisions to choose from – Dred Scott, Roe, v. Wade, Obergefell and there are multiple hundreds of others. As I only had time to comment on three decisions I was not able to include Abington v. Schempp where the Supremes handed down their opinion that said Bible reading in the government run schools was henceforth and forever banned.
The law suit which led to this decision was an attack upon the Law of the State of Pennsylvania which required that ten Bible verses were to be read aloud each day. The readings were without interpretation, comment or questions asked. Furthermore any student could request to be excused from that reading. So it was voluntary. Oddly the Shempp girl whose parents filed the law suit, never asked to be excused from the reading of God’s Word and instead she even volunteered on several occasions to read the Scripture passages for her class.
The result of the Abington v. Schempp opinion is that the schools have sadly complied as if the Supreme Court makes law – which they do not. Any opinion they render is their opinion, they have no enforcement power whatsoever, and the other two branches as well as the other three levels of civil government are under no obligation to obey the edicts of these Supremes.
By the way, if they were banning all religion from government run schools, which is what they claim the the three decisions on Prayer and Bible reading cases of 1963 accomplished, then there is something strange going on. While the Bible is forbidden, the Koran is not. In fact it is being taught and children are being indoctrinated in Islam all over our country.
Public Broadcasting Service with our tax dollars has actually developed a whole curriculum for government schools that indoctrinates students in Islam. The Christian Action Network sent a letter demanding DOE “cease its Islamic education program for the nation’s public schools,” CAN states that students and teachers are being encouraged to promote Islamic beliefs through the LearningMedia website, a site operated by the Public Broadcasting Service that provides free learning materials to students and teachers. PBS is supported by taxpayers. “Much of this so-called educational material is nothing more than indoctrinating students into Islamic religious beliefs, duties and actions,” said Martin Mawyer, president of CAN. …A review of the LearningMedia website by The Blaze found at least six lengthy lesson plans focused on teaching students about various aspects of Islam, including “The Five Pillars of Islam,” “The Haj: Journey to Mecca” and “Salat: Prayer in Muslim Life.” A similar search for lesson plans covering Christianity… uncovered zero results, …on the LearningMedia website.
In “Salat: Prayer in Muslim Life,” students are tasked with watching videos and reading articles about Muslims’ prayer life, including learning about Islamic prayer movements and postures. One question asks students after watching detailed instructions about Islamic prayer, “How do you think it feels to know that millions of other people are praying with you, just like you, everyday?” Another task instructs teachers, “Encourage students to make connections between their own traditions and salat especially in regard to community building and shared traditions.” In “The Five Pillars of Islam,” students are taught about foundational Islamic beliefs and told to construct a poster on the “five pillars.” Teachers are instructed to have students meet with Muslim leaders in the community. “If possible, have your students meet with Muslims in your community to learn about their religious practices and views,” states the lesson plan. “Interview Muslims who have participated in Hajj, and talk to Muslims during the month of Ramadan to learn about fasting and almsgiving. Contact religious leaders or scholars to learn more about prayer and belief.”
It appears that while the Bible has been outlawed, the Koran is taking its place. Why would any culture choose the Koran over the Bible? Because the moral demands of the Koran are quite easily met while the demands of God’s Word go very deep and into every crevice of our lives. To put it simply the good Mohammedan emulates Mohamed while the good Christian emulates Jesus Christ. Consider what Mohamed actually did – he committed murder, massacring a whole village of Jews, committed adultery and pedophilia, His his youngest victim just age nine. Mohamed practiced and advocated torture and lived off the practice of stealing and pillaging caravans in the desert. He showed no mercy to the villages and town he attacked. We could go for sometime discussing the atrocities he committed. And therefore it should surprise no one that those who seek to emulate him do many of the same things even today.
But not so with Jesus, not only did He never commit any such heinous atrocities, He clearly called all men to the highest moral standards, the standards of God’s Holy Law given to us in the Bible. Even the most self-righteous men of His day were enraged by His statements for He implied that they were not as righteous as they claimed to be.
When we look into the Bible we find the highest moral standards which exist – but that makes perfect sense as these are the commands of the One True God.
The mischief of the Supremes knows no bounds. “In the case, Edwards v. Aguillard (1987), judges ruled that a Louisiana Law which required public schools to teach evolution and Creationism side by side VIOLATED the Constitution’s prohibition on the “establishment of religion”.
So, because Creation has to do with GOD, though it is a FACT, it cannot be taught to your children. An empty theory by an atheist, on the other hand, is PREFERRED by the Government to be taught to your children as “fact”….America’s first Schoolmaster, Noah Webster, said that “Education is USELESS without the Holy BIBLE. The Bible was America’s BASIC textbook in ALL fields. God’s Word, contained in the Bible, has furnished ALL necessary rules to direct our conduct.”
We are told in 2 Timothy 3:16-17 “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.” So we understand that there is no part of the Bible that is extraneous, secondary or to be set aside. Each and every word in the Word of God is profitable.
Wisdom comes from the Fear of the Lord and that comes from reading and studying God’s Word. A Supreme Court that does not fear God is a ship of fools. It is no wonder then that they consistently make such awful decisions.