Monthly Archives: February 2016

Should Islam Be Forced on Students?

Should Islam be Forced on Public School Students?

By Marc Alan Urbach

In Callaway Maryland this week, two parents, former Marine John Wood and his wife Melissa, represented by the Thomas Moore Law Center (TMLC) filed a federal lawsuit. Both parents “refused to allow their teenage daughter to be subjected to Islamic indoctrination and propaganda in her high school World History class.”

The lawsuit was filed against Principal Evelyn Arnold and Vice-Principal Shannon Morris of La Plata High School located in La Plata, Maryland.

According to a press release from TMLC, the Wood’s daughter was forced to profess and to write out the Shahada in quizzes and worksheets. The Shahada is the Islamic Creed, “There is no god but Allah, and Muhammad is the messenger of Allah.” Anyone who is not a Muslim, reciting the statement is sufficient to convert one to Islam. The second part of the statement, “Muhammad is the messenger of Allah,” signifies the person has accepted Muhammad as their spiritual leader. Their daughter was also required to memorize and recite the Five Pillars of Islam.

Orthodox Jew, former teacher, author and Constitutionalist Marc Alan Urbach most definitely agrees. “It’s one thing to learn this content from a teacher, but to have to write it down and memorize it is completely different. When I taught this course, I simply presented the information, but did not force students to memorize or write it. I did though give the students an optional assignment to write down the Ten Commandments and bring them back the next day.”

The Woods are devout Christians who said, we “believe that Jesus Christ is the son of God and our Savior, that Jesus Christ died on the cross for our sins, and that following the teachings of Jesus Christ is the only path to eternal salvation. The Woods believe that it is a sin to believe in Muhammad as the messenger of God. The Woods most definitely believe in the Christian God and that Jesus Christ is the true messenger. Both parents believe their daughter was discriminated against when she was forced memorize certain Islamic doctrines.

Richard Thompson, President and Chief Counsel of the Thomas More Law Center, said, “Her World History class spent one day on Christianity and two weeks immersed in Islam. Such discriminatory treatment of Christianity is an unconstitutional promotion of one religion over another.”

Urbach faced a similar dilemma at his school. “I had only one day to teach each of the following: Judaism, Christianity, Buddhism and Hinduism, but four days for Islam. I do though believe all major religions should be taught, but an equal amount of time should be devoted to each.”

Urbach is an expert with “separation of church and state” and knows that lessons on religion do not violate it. Said Urbach, “The Bible was legal and constitutionally protected in our schools for over 150 years. Our Founding Fathers also required by law that the Bible to be taught. The Northwest Ordinance of 1789, signed by president Washington, said “Religion, morality and knowledge being necessary for good government and the happiness of mankind, schools and the means of education shall forever be encouraged.” “Meaning teach “religion” which was the Bible, morals and knowledge in the schools forever.” This is Federal Law and should be ENFORCED!!”

Woods maintains that the school ultimately refused to allow his daughter to opt-out of the assignments. He also had a No Trespass order issued against him. Both parents and the TMLC look forward to their day in court and so does Marc Alan Urbach.

Urbach has many more Founding Father quotes in his book, BELIEVE, Do We Need a Third Great Awakening that prove that they wanted to keep the Bible in schools. Dr. Benjamin Rush known as the “Father of American Public Schools was a Orthodox Evangelical Christian who was a staunch supporter for keeping the Bible in schools. He said, “The great enemy of the salvation of man in my opinion never invented a more effectual means of extirpating (extinguishing) Christianity from the world than by persuading mankind that it was improper to read the Bible in schools. The Bible when not read in schools is seldom read in any subsequent period of life….It should be read in schools in preference to all other books from its containing the greatest portion of that kind of knowledge which is calculated to produce private and temporal happiness.”

Gouverneur Morris who was the penman and signer of the Constitution said, “Religion is the only solid basis of good morals; therefore education should teach the precepts of religion and the duties of man toward God.” Meaning the Bible is teaches good morals and this should be taught in the schools.

And the most powerful quote by Fisher Ames, who helped write the First Amendment. Ames was concerned about the amount of secular books being introduced in the classroom. “Why…..should not the Bible regain the place it once held as a school book? It’s morals are pure, it’s examples captivating and noble. The reverence for the Sacred Book that is thus early impressed lasts long and probably if not impressed in infancy, never takes firm hold of the mind.”

You decide what should mostly be taught in the schools.

 

 

Scalia is Right, America is God’s Country

Scalia is right; America is God’s country.

By Marc Alan Urbach

Antonin Scalia speaking at a Catholic High School in Louisiana said the idea of religious neutrality is not grounded in the country’s constitutional traditions and that “God has been good to us” (U.S.) exactly because Americans honor him.

He told the audience at the Catholic school that there is “no place” in the country’s constitutional traditions for the idea that the state must be neutral between religion and its absence.

He also said there is “nothing wrong” with the idea of presidents and others invoking God in speeches. He said God has been good to America because Americans have honored him.

Author and educator Marc Alan Urbach could not agree more and has researched this issue for over a year. “Washington, Adams and even Madison issued Proclamations for a day of “humiliation, fasting and prayer” where God was openly acknowledged. Our Congress and Supreme Court open each day with a prayer where God is acknowledged.”

Urbach is a Constitutionalist and rightfully knows that the States retain their sovereignty when it comes to freedom of religion. As Justice Joseph Story said, “Thus the whole purpose over the subject of religion is left exclusively to the state governments to be acted upon according to their own sense of justice and the state constitutions.” Urbach says, “The Sates and the people are free to practice their religion, free from the regulations and intrusion of the Federal government.” Marc is an expert with the issue of “separation of church and state” and proved in his recent book that is has been completely misapplied.

Urbach’s recent book, BELIEVE on page 20 proves this issue.

A Proclamation made by George Washington after the Bill of Rights was ratified. “Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor……to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer…”

“I welcome a debate with the best Constitutional scholar out there and I will utterly defeat them.” Urbach is a former teacher of eleven years; author of two books and has appeared on talk radio many times. He will attend an invitation only event in D.C. where he will get to speak and talk to several members of Congress.

Urbach most definitely agrees with Scalia who said,”God has been very good to us. That we won the revolution was extraordinary. The Battle of Midway was extraordinary. I think one of the reasons God has been good to us is that we have done him honor. Unlike the other countries of the world that do not even invoke his name we do him honor. In presidential addresses, in Thanksgiving proclamations and in many other ways,” Scalia said.

“There is nothing wrong with that and do not let anybody tell you that there is anything wrong with that,” he added

Is Separation of Church & State a Myth?

Is Separation of Church and State a Myth?

By Marc Alan Urbach

Yes, says freshman Utah Senator Mike Lee. Lee, who spoke at the Young America’s Foundation where he presented the truth about the misinterpretation of the phrase “a wall of separation between church and state,” and correctly explained how President FDR appointed Ku Klux Klan member Hugo Black to the Supreme Court. Lee believes that Hugo Black did not understand Thomas Jefferson’s letter and that Black completely removed religious freedom from the public schools.

This huge snowball removing religious liberty started in 1947 with the case Everson v. Board of Education. Black said, “The First Amendment has created a wall of separation between church and state. That wall must be kept high and impregnable. We could not approve the slightest breach.” It was here that Black completely misinterpreted the meaning of Jefferson’s letter.

Lee says, “When the First Amendment was ratified by the states in 1791, and for nearly 150 years thereafter, there was no question whether public schools could or should allow prayer. In fact, it was not until the middle of the twentieth century that anyone doubted that the public affirmation of religion, including in public institutions like schools, was not only constitutionally permissible, but essential to a healthy, virtuous society.”

Author, Constitutionalist and historian Marc Alan Urbach says Lee is absolutely correct. Urbach explains in great detail in his recent book, BELIEVE, how “Hugo Black sat on the Court for 34 years and removed religious freedoms from the schools.” Urbach researched this information for two years and is an expert on the issue.

Urbach presents in great detail the seven Supreme Court cases that removed religious freedoms from the schools. Urbach completely agrees with Supreme Court Justice Joseph Story who said, “Thus the whole power over the subject of religion is left exclusively to the state governments to be acted upon according to their own sense of justice and the state constitutions.”

“I can talk about all of this for 90 minutes without notes and prove Hugo Black was completely wrong,” Urbach says. “I’ve used his own words from the Everson decision to prove Black did not have a clue about the meaning of Jefferson’s letter.”

Urbach also agrees with former Chief Justice William Rehnquist who correctly said, “There is no historical foundation for the proposition that the framers intended to build a “wall of separation between church and state” that was constituted in Everson….But the greatest injury of the “wall” notion is its mischievous diversion of judges from the actual intentions of the drafters of the Bill of Rights. The “wall of separation between Church and State” is a metaphor based on bad history—a metaphor which has proved useless as a guide to judging. It should be frankly and explicitly abandoned…Our perception has not been clouded by the Constitution, but the mists of an unnecessary metaphor.”

Urbach has these quotes and many more in his book to prove that the Founding Fathers always wanted religious freedom in the public schools. “For about 160 years it was legal and constitutionally protected to teach the Bible in schools, a teacher to lead students in prayer, Invocations and Benedictions, prayer at athletic events and teaching the Ten Commandments in any grade level at any time.”

Urbach welcomes a debate with the best Constitutional scholar in America. He has proven he is more than up to the task as he has defeated an atheist lawyer from the Freedom From Religion Foundation. “I would love to debate another one of their lawyers.” “Thank God I did not go to law school and get brainwashed by illiterate and misinformed law professors. I have spent over two years researching this information and would love the opportunity to reveal the truth.” “Our righteous Christian Founding Fathers are rolling over in their graves knowing that the most important freedom in the Bill of Rights has been completely misused.”

You can read the full text of Senator Mike Lee’s speech to the Young America’s Foundation here at, http://www.yaf.org/sen-mike-lee-tackles-progressive-cliches.aspx

 

 

 

Is Separation of Church & State a Myth

Is Separation of Church and State a Myth?

Yes, says freshman Utah Senator Mike Lee. Lee, who spoke at the Young America’s Foundation where he presented the truth about the misinterpretation of the phrase “a wall of separation between church and state,” and correctly explained how President FDR appointed Ku Klux Klan member Hugo Black to the Supreme Court. Lee believes that Hugo Black did not understand Thomas Jefferson’s letter and that Black completely removed religious freedom from the public schools.

This huge snowball removing religious liberty started in 1947 with the case Everson v. Board of Education. Black said, “The First Amendment has created a wall of separation between church and state. That wall must be kept high and impregnable. We could not approve the slightest breach.” It was here that Black completely misinterpreted the meaning of Jefferson’s letter.

Lee says, “When the First Amendment was ratified by the states in 1791, and for nearly 150 years thereafter, there was no question whether public schools could or should allow prayer. In fact, it was not until the middle of the twentieth century that anyone doubted that the public affirmation of religion, including in public institutions like schools, was not only constitutionally permissible, but essential to a healthy, virtuous society.”

Author, Constitutionalist and historian Marc Alan Urbach says Lee is absolutely correct. Urbach explains in great detail in his recent book, BELIEVE, how “Hugo Black sat on the Court for 34 years and removed religious freedoms from the schools.” Urbach researched this information for two years and is an expert on the issue.

Urbach presents in great detail the seven Supreme Court cases that removed religious freedoms from the schools. Urbach completely agrees with Supreme Court Justice Joseph Story who said, “Thus the whole power over the subject of religion is left exclusively to the state governments to be acted upon according to their own sense of justice and the state constitutions.”

“I can talk about all of this for 90 minutes without notes and prove Hugo Black was completely wrong,” Urbach says. “I’ve used his own words from the Everson decision to prove Black did not have a clue about the meaning of Jefferson’s letter.”

Urbach also agrees with former Chief Justice William Rehnquist who correctly said, “There is no historical foundation for the proposition that the framers intended to build a “wall of separation between church and state” that was constituted in Everson….But the greatest injury of the “wall” notion is its mischievous diversion of judges from the actual intentions of the drafters of the Bill of Rights. The “wall of separation between Church and State” is a metaphor based on bad history—a metaphor which has proved useless as a guide to judging. It should be frankly and explicitly abandoned…Our perception has not been clouded by the Constitution, but the mists of an unnecessary metaphor.”

Urbach has these quotes and many more in his book to prove that the Founding Fathers always wanted religious freedom in the public schools. “For about 160 years it was legal and constitutionally protected to teach the Bible in schools, a teacher to lead students in prayer, Invocations and Benedictions, prayer at athletic events and teaching the Ten Commandments in any grade level at any time.”

Urbach welcomes a debate with the best Constitutional scholar in America. He has proven he is more than up to the task as he has defeated an atheist lawyer from the Freedom From Religion Foundation. “I would love to debate another one of their lawyers.” “Thank God I did not go to law school and get brainwashed by illiterate and misinformed law professors. I have spent over two years researching this information and would love the opportunity to reveal the truth.” “Our righteous Christian Founding Fathers are rolling over in their graves knowing that the most important freedom in the Bill of Rights has been completely misused.”

You can read the full text of Senator Mike Lee’s speech to the Young America’s Foundation here at, http://www.yaf.org/sen-mike-lee-tackles-progressive-cliches.aspx