It all started in the 1960's when Madalyn Murray O'Hair (A professed Atheist), sued Baltimore Public Schools For requiring students to read from the Bible and to recite the Lord's Prayer at school events. This was a very common activity across the nation, and a child would be excused from them if they had a note from their parents. O'Hair felt that it threatened their religious liberty and that it violated the First Amendment rights of her and her son as professed atheists. Her case reached the Supreme Court and the decision was finally made that there would no longer be Bible reading and prayer recitation in public schools. ("People & Ideas: Madalyn Murray O'Hair").
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