In light of the tragic shooting yesterday at Price Middle School in Atlanta and the recent shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton, Connecticut it is important to point out, when Bibles were in school bullets were not!

When the Supreme Court declared it unconstitutional to read the Bible in school it was based on this statement, “There is a danger that if the Bible is read without explanation it could cause psychological harm.”  At that time 97% of America believed in God.

The very year we removed the Bible from school, June, 1963, America became number one in the world in violent crimes, illegal drugs, divorce rate, illiteracy and teenage pregnancy.  It can all be accurately traced back to the very year the Bible was removed from school.  In addition, teen crime has been on an incline ever since the Ten Commandments were stricken from schools!

Some liberal politicians say Bibles and religion offend others, but the forefathers dreamed about religious freedom, the same freedom that encouraged immigration.

Some liberal politicians and school officials say that Bibles or religion offends others. Offensive?  When terrorist attacks took place on September 11, 2001, and the Virginia Tech shootings happened, the whole country prayed. This is all well and good, but we should show this kind of dedication to prayer all the time.  It’s not that religion is offensive; it’s that it makes liberals uncomfortable, screaming for gun control, and people don’t know how to react. We don’t have a gun control problem. We have a God control problem.

Our forefathers built this country being religious and well-spoken leaders.  Our court system almost deemed our pledge unconstitutional because of the phrase “under God” in it. This pledge describes what this country was founded on, all of it, and it seems ridiculous to see what people will do to get God out of the public eye.

In 1897 the Supreme Court ruled, with 87 precedents, “Our laws and institutions must necessarily be based upon and include the teachings of the redeemer of mankind.”

Bibles are not an influence that needs to be worried about, nor should people be offended by them.  This country has become too familiar with violence and hate.  Bibles and the Ten Commandments provide solid basis for young people, and it is essential to put them back in schools for our country’s sake.

Many schools across America are allowing, and in many cases, even requiring a godless, liberal agenda to be taught in the classroom.  Evolution has been embraced in most of our public schools.  Liberal educators are teaching young people that it is alright to have sex outside of marriage as long as they use protection.  They call this “safe sex”?  Homosexuality is being promoted as an acceptable alternative lifestyle.  Sorcery and witchcraft is being promoted through the Harry Potter series.  Liberal educators are saying yes to evolution, yes to sexual impurity, yes to homosexual perversion, yes to witchcraft.  The same liberal educators are saying no to the Bible, no to prayer, no to the Ten Commandments, no to nativity scenes.

When the constitution was written the New England Primer, that alliterated the alphabet with Bible verses, was the primary textbook in public school.    It is high time for God’s people to rise up and take back what we have allowed the devil and his disciples to steal from our young people in the very schools that our tax dollars fund.

Psalm 9:17 says, “The wicked shall be turned into hell and all nations that forget God.”  Remember, when God was in school guns were not! Certainly, much more is needed than just allowing Bibles on school campuses, but this is a good place to start.

Dr. Tim Todd


Revival Fires International