Signs of the Times

Quaker Life

Herbert S. Huffman in an editorial published in Quaker Life Richmond, Indiana

An "Unsettled Question" remains in the wake of the historic decision of the United States Supreme Court... which prohibited the reading of the Bible or the reciting of the Lord's Prayer in the public schools. This question is not the legal one; that was basically determined by the interpretation which the Court rendered concerning the meaning of the First Amendment to the Constitution which reads: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion...."

The "Unsettled Question" is the moral one which is implicit in this decision, namely the responsibility of home and church, without the aid of government, to fulfill their roles of communicating spiritual values to our children....

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May 23, 1964

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