By Donald E. Bowles
The editorial page of The Roanoke Times on June 28 contained an opinion from Bob Crawford titled, “Prayer has no place in government.” I assume this was his opinion. He wrote from the point of view of the Supreme Court, concerning prayer in the public schools, which was a faulty opinion.
The court based its opinion on Thomas Jefferson’s letter to the Danbury Baptists. That letter is not a part of the Constitution. Jefferson was not a member of the Constitutional Convention. He was ambassador to France at the time, not in the country, nor was he a part of the discussion concerning the First Amendment. The Bill of Rights was written by James Madison.
Bowles lives in Cloverdale and has a history degree from Lynchburg College.