A ruling for theocracy will effectively demolish church-state separation and neuter the First Amendment’s religious clauses.
"[T]he serious enemies are the priests of the different religious sects, to whose spells on the human mind its improvement is ominous."
When Americans in the near future look back and wonder how, why, and when their democracy was lost to theocracy, and the Constitution replaced with the bible, they can look back at the Court's ruling as a pivotal moment, not the deciding moment, in democracy's demise but a very significant one all the same.
In the Jefferson Lies (2012), David Barton lets loose a barrage of lies and invents terms to turn Thomas Jefferson into a non-racist, clergy-loving Christian
The Republicans say taking prayer out of public schools leads to violence. But they offer no evidence, and cannot point to a more peaceful world when prayer was allowed.
Conservative columnist Michael Medved believes that God is on the side of the Republicans, but misses the point that whose side God might be on went out with the Enlightenment and its values upon which the US is established, namely liberty and individual human rights, and not the Bible.
The idea of divine right died out a long time ago, when god fled the political scene, only to be resurrected in the New World and in a new century with George W. Bush's claim that God - not the American people - chose him to lead America. Then there is the Bush crusade against terrorism, and yet nobody epitomizes the spirit of the past better than former Alaskan governor Sarah Palin.