Why should God bless America?I am still amazed that this mantra has so permeated our Christian conservative movement. Yeah, right. America denies the existence of God. Except that it requires everyone to talk about God and prayer simply to be elected.
She’s forgotten he exists
And has turned her back
On everything that made her what she is
Why should God stand beside her
Through the night with the light from his hand?
God have mercy on America
Forgive her sin and heal our land
The courts ruled prayer out of our schools
In June of ‘62
Told the children “you are your own God now
So you can make the rules”
O say can you see what that choice
Has cost us to this day
America, one nation under God, has gone astray
And that last verse is ridiculous. Yes, the SC ruled that school-led prayer was unconstitutional, but for people who believe in a personal God to believe somehow that removes prayer from School is theologically suspect. What it did, was to remove the option for Christian Conservatives to force others to pray.
But that didn't rhyme.