Taking God out of schools was mistake

To the Editor:

Just over five weeks ago a mentally disturbed 19-year-old young man went into a school in Connecticut and slaughtered 20 young people and 6 adults. Mentally disturbed people caused similar incidents in the last few years, including the attack on Rep. Gabrielle Gifford, the death of the soldiers at Ft. Hood in Missouri, and the people in the movie theater in Colorado.

On the day the 20 first- and second-graders were gunned down, 4,200 innocent unborn babies were also terminated. That was a total of 4,220 very young people who died that day. The difference between the deaths of the 20 young kids and the 4,200 unborn babies is that the 20 kids had loving and caring parents, brothers, sisters and grandparents. Not so the other 4,200 unborn babies. This same thing happens 6 days a week, 52 weeks a year for a total of about 1.2 million unborn babies a year. That has been going on since 1973. For 40 years would be mothers have been doing away with their babies for whatever reason. Some abortions are necessary and required to save a mother’s life and they are totally justified. The majority are not.

I knew a young girl who got pregnant and her comment was, “I made one mistake but I am not going to try and cover that up with another mistake.” Any girl who gets pregnant has three options: abortion, adoption and keeping the child. There are millions of families who would be happy to adopt a child born in our country. Making a mistake is one thing, but compounding it by making the second mistake is wrong.

There are many ways to prevent pregnancy. Why do women young and old choose not to either take the pill or have the boyfriend use a condom? Condoms also prevent some nasty diseases like herpes, AIDS, gonorrhea, and syphilis.

When I was a kid we had prayer and the Ten Commandments in schools. On the wall we had the Pledge of Allegiance. Abortions were nearly nonexistent since they were illegal and murders happened infrequently. When they took prayer and the Ten Commandments out of our schools the moral decline quickly followed as an end result of this attack on religion and the Ten Commandments. Using the name of God in a public school was banned. This is a great example of the unintended consequences of the actions of some American anti-religious “zealots.”

Jim Mueller


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