Foundation Supports School Board Prayer

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Foundation Supports School Board Prayer

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The Foundation for Moral Law (FML) in Montgomery, Alabama, founded by Judge Roy Moore, sent a letter yesterday to the Hoover City Board of Education (http://www2 NULL.hoover NULL.k12 NULL.aspx) in Hoover, Alabama, encouraging the Board to bring back invocations at its meetings, despite a threatening anti-prayer letter from a liberal secularist group in Washington, D.C.

Read the Foundation’s letter to the Hoover Board of Education here. (http://www NULL.morallaw,%207 NULL.13 NULL.10 NULL.pdf)

Last year the Hoover Board of Education stopped opening its meetings with an invocation (http://www NULL.hooverinvocation, but this year the Board has considered resuming opening prayers. Americans United for Separation of Church and State (AUSCS) recently sent a threatening and baseless letter to the Hoover Board in a disingenuous attempt to claim that such prayers are unconstitutional. In its responsive letter, Judge Roy Moore and the Foundation told the Hoover Board of Education that the Constitution is on the Board’s side and urged it to resume opening prayers with the full freedom of religion that the First Amendment guarantees.  The Board’s next meeting is this Thursday, July 15, 2010.

Judge Roy Moore, President of the Foundation for Moral Law, noted,

“Liberal atheistic groups continue to remove any prayer from any public venue and they are constantly sending threatening letters to undermine local city councils and school boards.  I would trust that the Hoover City Board of Education will realize that it needs the wisdom and guidance of God more than it needs the approval of such groups.”

FML explained in its letter that radical secularist groups routinely send bullying letters to city and county governmental bodies that contain distorted legal claims in the hopes of intimidating local officials into stopping prayers or at least censoring the content thereof.  In fact, the Freedom From Religion Foundation recently threatened the Birmingham City Council over its opening prayers—a letter the FML also opposed (http://www NULL.morallaw NULL.htm). “In reality,” FML assured the Hoover Board of Education, “the law is on your side,” citing the First Amendment and the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling upholding legislative prayer in Marsh v. Chambers, 463 U.S. 783 (1983).  Additionally, FML noted that the U.S. Supreme Court opens every session with a prayer, “God save the United States and this Honorable Court.”

FML encouraged the Hoover City Schools Board of Education to stand up to AUSCS in its nationwide crusade to remake America into its own radical secularist image.

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