Madalyn Murray-O'Hair's Son William Apologizes for Ending Prayers in Public Schools Hot

William J. Murray, the son of atheist activist Madalyn Murray-O'Hair, holds a press conference in Austin, Texas, where he apologizes for his role in ending official state prayers in public schools seventeen years ago.

William Murray also says that his mother's organization, which is now based in Austin, does work which is an "affront" to the city and people.

According to Murray:

"I just wish I had not been involved. I want to apologize personally to the people of Austin."

Murray also explains his plans to testify before Congress about preventing the federal government and federal court from making decisions about some aspects of local life — like whether schools can have prayers mandated by or written by the government:

"What it boils down to is, do we have community standards or do we have federal standards. Should the federal government decide 25% of the police officers in Georgetown, Texas, should be gay?"

While William Murray objects to the federal government stepping in to stop discrimination against gay police officers, he doesn't say whether he also objects to the federal government trying to stop discrimination against black, Latino, Jewish, or Catholic police officers.

Murray will preach from the pulpit of the Central Assembly of God on Sunday, July 26, to explain how atheists "might as well be bears of chimpanzees or any other animal other than man that roams the face of the earth."


When Christians Misbehave — William J. Murray

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