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It's always interesting when people who presumably admire Paul Harvey for being a champion of faith and morals fraudulently attach his name to a forwarded email in order to give it credibility.

This commentary is not from Paul Harvey.
It's from the pen of Nick Gholson, a columnist for the Times Record News in Wichita Falls, Texas, published in September of 1999.  (Now which is right I do not know - only letting you know that things are not always what they seem...per the website of the above correction... Evey)

Paul Harvey and Prayer . . .

Paul Harvey says: - "I don't believe in Santa Claus, but I'm not going
to sue somebody for singing a Ho-Ho-Ho song in December.

I don't agree with Darwin, But I didn't go out and hire a lawyer when my
high school teacher taught his theory of evolution.

Life, liberty or your pursuit of happiness will not be endangered
because someone says a 30-second prayer before a football game.

So what's the big deal? It's not like somebody is up there reading the
entire book of Acts. They're just talking to a God they believe in and
asking him to grant safety to the players on the field and the fans
going home from the game.

"But it's a Christian prayer," some will argue. Yes, and this is the
United States of America, a country founded on Christian principles.
According to our very own phone book, Christian churches out number all
others better than 200-to-1. So what would you expect-somebody chanting
Hare Krishna?

If I went to a football game in Jerusalem, I would expect to hear a
Jewish prayer.

If I went to a soccer game in Baghdad, I would expect to hear a Muslim

If I went to a ping pong match in China, I would expect to hear someone
pray to Buddha.

And I wouldn't be offended. It wouldn't bother me one bit. When in

"But what about the atheists?" is another argument. What about them?
Nobody is asking them to be baptized.. We're not going to pass the
collection plate. Just humor us for 30 seconds.. If that's asking too
much, bring a Walkman or a pair of ear plugs. Go to the bathroom. Visit
the concession stand. Call your lawyer!

Unfortunately, one or two will make that call. One or two will tell
thousands what they can and cannot do. I don't think a short prayer at a
football game is going to shake the world's foundations.

Christians are just sick and tired of turning the other cheek while our
courts strip us of all our rights.

Our parents and grandparents taught us to pray before eating, to pray
before we go to sleep. Our Bible tells us to pray without ceasing. Now a
handful of people and their lawyers are telling us to cease praying.
God, help us. And if that last sentence offends you, well..........just sue

The silent majority has been silent too long.. it's time we let the one
or two who scream loud enough to be heard, that the vast majority don't
care what they want.. it is time the majority rules! It's time we tell them,
you don't have to pray.. you don't have to say the pledge of allegiance, you
don't have to believe in God or attend services that honor Him. That is
your right, and we will honor your right.. but by golly, you are no longer
going to take our rights away ... we are fighting back.. and we WILL WIN! God
bless us one and all, especially those who denounce Him...

God bless America, despite all her faults, she is still the greatest
nation of all.....

God bless our service men who are fighting to protect our right to pray
and worship God...

May 2005 be the year the silent majority is heard and we put God back as
the foundation of our families and institutions.

Keep looking up...... In God WE Trust. If you agree with this, please
pass it on.  If not, delete

Paul Harvey was a famous radio news reporter from the early 1930's to his death in 2009. He started in radio in 1933 at the age of 14, long before most children his age would have put much thought into high school graduation announcements, much less starting a career. For over 40 years millions of American's would tune in to hear his broadcasts. To learn more about Harvey you can listen to a variety of speeches online including this one from a 1961 Wheaton College graduation announcements and commencement speech. There are many articles and books written about the radio legend available as well as many tributes to him, you can find more information at