Sunday, June 12, 2005

Some Schools WANT Bibles and Prayer Back

With every Atheist and ACLU ponytailed lawyer suing schools because of any hint of Christianity, there is one school district out there that WANTS churches to get involved in their schools.
With Milwaukee public schools facing attendance and drop-out problems, there's renewed interest in permitting local pastors and churches to organize Bible studies, prayer groups and faith clubs.

Some 70 percent of the high school students in the district are categorized as "chronically truant," so officials are eagerly listening to proposals from the churches, which organized a rally yesterday.

"This rally is based on youth and on getting prayer back in the public school system, because what's shaping our youth is that they are doing things that are ungodly," said the Rev. George Nathaniel, pastor of Compassion Ministries International.

Partly an outgrowth of their own missions, their strategy also represents the faith community's response to state school Superintendent Elizabeth Burmaster's broad Alliance for Attendance initiative to increase school attendance.

Chased out of public schools by a U.S. Supreme Court decision in 1962, faith-based prayer groups were allowed back in by a 2001 Supreme Court decision that is reflected in the U.S. Department of Education guidelines.

Smart bunch of people in Milwaukee, they realize that faith based programs can help combat their problems of drop-outs, drugs, and violence. The school system went to hell in a handbag when they pulled prayer out it, and now they want it back. This will be one to watch, because I guarantee you the Godless ACLU is going to be all over it.

Mr Minority