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Schools without prayer

Another school shooting! I am a retired school teacher after 40 years. I have seen schools go from one of the safest places to be to a shooting range for cowards. Maybe it’s because our society has created a culture of music and movies that celebrate drugs, rape, violence and murder. We teach our children they can do no wrong, then bash the law and order and teach them to hate authority. The problem is not guns but homes and schools without discipline, courts without justice, schools without prayer, and hearts without God.

If God were asked why he allows so much violence in our schools, he would answer, “I’m not allowed in schools!” That’s not the only place he is not allowed. We must not forget that separation of church from the state was set in place to protect the church from the government, not vice-versa. Maybe the cause of floods, fires, tornadoes, hurricanes and other natural disasters is not just climate change. Would it hurt to get on our knees and pray?

Ron Morrison

Medical Lake


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