The Worldnutdaily is still making money from sales of a new book by William Murray, the evangelist son of Madilyn Murray O’Hair, so they’re still cranking out fake “articles” that are nothing more than a few statements from Murray about a subject followed by an ad for the book. The latest one is on school prayer, where Murray gives up the game when he declares that mandatory prayer in schools is all about submitting to God:
Prayer is needed in America’s schools, not just for the moral teachings, but because it represents the authority of God, according to William Murray, son of the nation’s most famous atheist, Madalyn Murray O’Hair.
“Prayer in the schools 50 years ago had little to do with morality and a lot to do with authority. The speaker of the House of Representatives, the second most powerful man in America, has the words ‘In God We Trust’ engraved over his chair in the House Chamber,” said Murray, the author of “My Life Without God.”
Uh, Bill. I know you probably don’t keep up with such things, but the speaker of the house is not the second most powerful man in the country. That would be the vice president. And by the way, the speaker of the house is a woman now.
“Fifty years ago prayer and Bible reading represented the authority of God over the school, the teachers and the students. Bowing of heads in the morning for prayer was much more about surrendering to the authority of God than about learning ‘morals.’…
“The authority of God has been replaced with the authority of the iron fist of government.
How amusing. He rants about the “iron fist of government” while simultaneously advocating that the government force students, including non-Christian students, to recite government-written prayers in order to “surrender to the authority of God.” I’ll take hypocrisy for $1000, Alex.
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