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Meanwhile this Mississippi's governor Phil -- some eyebrows with his comments about nondenominational.
School prayer he said this quote.
I think at some point at a moment of enlightenment in the future the federal government is going to say it's not a bad thing for children to hear prayer in school.
I don't weigh in on this is fox is religion contributor father Jonathan wars we don't market that's that often by Paula public -- you know what I think she I think he's on the right track its history.
-- is a good teacher why because.
First thought -- was very prevalent in schools throughout the eighteenth nineteenth and and first half of the twentieth century.
Then there were two cases that one -- -- the Supreme Court angle and an Abington.
-- what they said what does this mean no official prayer the first one there should be no -- state sponsored prayer that everybody has to pray.
The second one -- second court case for a little bit further.
And said in a public school there shouldn't be Bible readings for example or other prayers that are required by all the students.
But then in the ninety's we have two other cases that bring.
Bring about a little bit of an advancement towards what we saw before a prayer in school by having hers allowed present example at commencement.
Speeches right for example Ross before high school football game -- -- so we see what was very prevalent and perhaps a little bit of -- establishment of religion.
In the first half that of the twentieth century.
And then we went to the extreme of saying hey listen prayer none of that none of that and now it's coming back a little bit and I think it should be if anything an expression.
Of the region if there's great faith in the region allow people to pray as they want to.
It's interesting with the governor second it's the opposite of what has been happening in school -- school which is we can't decide which religion so make it not we're not gonna have a Christmas tree Christmas we're not -- -- -- at -- so we can't do any and he -- -- all -- now.
May aggravate celebrate and that's.
It's very much in line with a lot of the other -- Supreme Court decisions about religion for example.
In in front of a courthouse it's -- if they're not they're not saying it's bad to have crashes no crashes but.
A crash yes but if there are other members of another religion would like to have written a public expression of their faith let that be present to.
And so I think we're getting a little bit more sensible and really being more constitutional.
No establishment of religion but no law that prohibits the free exercise of religion.
Maybe it's a good sign -- a happy Sunday morning -- said father Jonathan Marshall is great to -- him something.
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