There are two Supreme Court decisions that have been most influential in America becoming a secular nation. One is the decision that prohibited the recitation of the Lord’s Prayer in schools, handed out in 1963. The other is the one that made it illegal for states to prohibit abortions in 1973, commonly referred to as Roe v. Wade. Interestingly, both cases have turned out to be based on false witnesses and lies.
The plaintiff in the first suit was Madalyn Murray O’Hair, a well-known self-proclaimed atheist. She claimed that her son experienced mental anguish because he was forced to recite the Lord’s Prayer at school. The Supreme Court sided with her, ruling that the practice violated the Constitutional principle of separation between government and religion. Since then, not only the Lord’s Prayer but practically all Christian activities have been prohibited from campuses.
This Supreme Court decision turned out to be based on falsehood. The son referred to in the case, William Murray, later became a Christian and wrote a book about his experience. In it, he confessed that he had not experienced mental anguish at all, but repeated whatever his atheist mom told him to say in court. He writes that his mother was not just an evil person but evil in persona. Several years ago she disappeared with a large sum of money and was later found murdered.
The plaintiff in the second case, Norma McCorvey, claimed she got pregnant as a result of rape. The Court decided that she had the constitutional right to decide whether to have an abortion or not. Because of that decision, all abortions became legal.
Like William Murray, McCorvey later became a Christian and confessed that she had not been raped when she brought the suit. She got pregnant after consensual sex but lied at the urging of a feminist group who wanted a court decision to further their cause. Early this year, she filed an appeal to overturn Roe v. Wade because she felt so guilty about the countless unborn babies who had been murdered as a result of that decision.
It may not be coincidence that the two most devastating court decisions affecting Christian morality in America were based on lies. I believe that Satan was behind these decisions because he is the father of lies (John 8:44). Many people are deceived by Satan’s lies and led to destroy themselves and others. Jesus, who is way, the truth and the life (John 14:6), is the only one who can free them from lies and misery.
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