Letter: Trouble in public schools goes long way back

From: Marilyn Crouch


Judy Jackson’s letter on Feb. 28 about abortions doesn’t go back far enough in time to find all of the cause of trouble in our public schools. As she stated, that was 1973. I have read the statement of Mother Teresa’s that reads, “That is why the greater destroyer of love and peace is abortion.” I agree.

We also have the 1962 removal of Bible reading in public schools to add. At that time, Christian prayer also was addressed and not allowed. Madalyn Murray O’Hair is often listed as the reason for this happening, but she alone could not have been that successful.

We, as citizens, want to be known as a Christian nation. But if that is what we want, we have allowed it to be questioned as we have elected officials who do not believe as we do and installed judges that can’t be removed. Can we reverse any of this?

I can’t remember any wholesale shootings in my time at school, but as I think back I could read the Bible and pray. We also pledged allegiance to the flag of the Unites States of America daily and spoke “under God we trust.”

I will have you note Revelations 16:11: “But they refused to repent of what they had done.”