Persuasive Speech On Prayer In School

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Prayer plays such a big role in many people’s lives. It happens each and every day and multiple times throughout the day. Even though it can play a huge role in someone’s life, it cannot be practiced in schools. Prayer in school has been a very controversial topic for many years. According to Steven K. Green, “On June 25, 1962, the United States Supreme Court decided in Engel v. Vitale that a prayer approved by the New York Board of Regents for use in schools violated the First Amendment by constituting an establishment of religion (Green 1).” It has since then been taken out of school preventing teachers to preach or teach about religion. Around the year of 1962, a new law was passed in the constitution stating that prayer in school was no longer allowed to be taught in school. Now, as you can imagine, that angered many people all around the world, but it also relieved some at the same time. There are many reasons why people were angered by this decision. Religious people who supported the right to pray within the school system made accusations about this change because they thought it broke the freedom of religious practices, the separation of church and state, and their right to their own freedom. There were also many reasons why people were relieved. Many people do not believe in praying every day, and to those people, they might have had the fear of sending their kids off to school knowing that they may be forced to partake in public prayers.
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