Tags: Rahall | constitutional | school | prayer

Rep. Rahall Offers Constitutional Amendment to Protect School Prayer

Image: Rep. Rahall Offers Constitutional Amendment to Protect School Prayer

Tuesday, 30 Apr 2013 03:25 PM

Rep. Nick Rahall has introduced a constitutional amendment to protect voluntary school prayer on the eve of National Prayer Day this Thursday.

The West Virginia Democrat said in a statement that those who believe the Constitution forbids school prayer are misreading it.

"As a Christian and a public servant, I am convinced that the Constitution was intended to ensure that the government not dictate religious practices or prevent individuals from worshiping as they choose — like praying voluntarily in school," Rahall said comments posted on his congressional website.

"Many, including early English settlers, came to America to escape governments that established religions or discriminated against certain religious practices, and our founding fathers reflected on that when they crafted our government's guiding document."

Faith is central to U.S. culture, Rahall added.

"As people of faith, Americans have often turned to prayer — for comfort, for inspiration, for strength — at some of our Nation's most trying times, He said."As Christians, we know what a powerful tool prayer can be to heal and focus our national energies in common cause, and so did our founding fathers."



© 2015 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

'Ebola Czar' Ron Klain Will Leave Job Feb. 15

Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 22:32 PM

The Obama administration's "Ebola czar" will leave his post on Feb. 15, although he said there is still work to do at er . . .

Texas Executes Killer Who Claimed Mental Impairment

Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 21:41 PM

The state of Texas on Thursday executed a convicted rapist-killer whose lawyers argued was severely mentally impaired, h . . .

Trump, O'Reilly Make Up After Digs at Each Other

Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 21:29 PM

Business mogul Donald Trump and Fox News host Bill O'Reilly were pals again after Trump appeared on Fox News Channel's " . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved