The Christian Post online magazine ran a victory lap on Monday after President and closet socialist dictator Donald Trump announced a new precedent to allow prayer in public schools, in direct violation of the first amendment of the constitution.
In his statements to the press Trump actually made a claim that the 1st amendment grants students and teachers the right to pray and hold open prayer at student gatherings, sporting events and class functions within and associated with public schools.
While voluntary prayer in schools among isolated groups is not a constitutional violation in itself, the act of prayer as a school, class, sporting event or otherwise school event where students who do not practice the faith being prayed upon may be in attendance is a violation.
As it states clearly in the constitution of the United States:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
The most important part of the amendment that pertains to government institutions like public schools is the very first line.
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion”
If government institutions were to allow religious ritual among a population of students or any Americans who were not part of that religion it would be a direct violation of the first amendment because it is a respect to that specific religion.
This would also be true if schools went through a long and drawn out process of respecting multiple religious for one event where there students who are also atheists or agnostics would be.
Because public schools can not be religious institutions like private schools, the practice of established prayer in public schools is and will always be a violation of constitutional law.
All Trump has done is too re-introduce a judicial nightmare of litigations which will be filed across the country. Parent of students who are either atheist or not part of the major accepted faith of their school being prayed upon will rake in millions in settlements costing tax payers.
Others will force the inclusion factor of arguing freedom of expression for all and force teachers and student bodies to partake in faith based rituals they do not accept.