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Bring God back into schools

January 2, 2013
Fort Myers Beach Bulletin, Fort Myers Beach Observer

To the editor:

My name is Marilou Welch. I have two boys and five grandchildren and was watching the news about the Sandy Hook School. Those were all innocent children that were just starting life and it got taken away from them. The reason that we have all this disaster is we took God away from school and government buildings. I know that there are different religions in the universe, but there is only one God. He is our savior and protector.

When I was growing up, we always prated before we started our day in school. Things were better, not so much violence. Now we have metal detectors in the school so we can determine if one of the students has a gun. The school should be a safe place for a student that is no longer the case. When my cousin died, I blamed the Lord, but the Lord didn't kill my cousin. Then I found my way back to the Lord, my faith got stronger every day. My life is not perfect, but the Lord is there for me. I lost my mother recently, but I know she is happy with the Lord. Everybody asks me if I lost my faith, I tell them no. He didn't kill my mother but other people that took care of her.

What I'm saying is whether bad or good things happen to you in life, you shouldn't lose your faith.

Help me make the law to put the Lord back in school and government buildings. What I mean is if a student wants to talk to the Lord, let them do that, don't tell them to stop. Or the teacher if they want to talk to the talk to the Lord, let them do it. They are not bothering anybody. That's what's wrong with our universe. You don't have to go to church to be a Christian, as long as you know the word of God. Every time I need help, I talk to the Lord and ask for help. He will help you. He will not give anything that you can't handle.

I'm writing this letter to suggest bringing back God in our schools. There have been too many killing of young children and adults. I know it won't stop all violence, but people that will do these bad things might think twice before doing them. Every time you watch the news, all you hear is people killing innocent people. If we help each other, we can put God back. That's why I'm writing this letter. I need your help to make a law to back in schools and government buildings. Don't let Satan win this fight.

Like I said before, I have five grandchildren going to school now. I want them to be safe. I think that's why we have so many dropouts from school because they think they are not safe there. Thank You.

Marilou Welch

Fort Myers Beach



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