Today’s American Minute

By Bill Federer

On this day, Aug. 11, 1984, Congress voted the Equal Access Act into law, allowing students who wish to conduct religious meetings the same access to schools as other groups. President Ronald Reagan stated: “In 1962, the Supreme Court banned prayers. In 1963, the Court banned the reading of the Bible. … We had to pass a special law to allow student prayer groups the same access to schoolrooms that a Young Marxist Society enjoys. … Without God there is a coarsening of the society. … If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under.”