Religious or not, it's SO weird how backwards legislature can be!
We mean — it totally says there needs to be a separation of church and state flat-out in our government, so when we hear that Alabama legislature has passed a bill that requires students to pray every morning… well, you can understand our confusion!
Isn't it 2014??
Luckily, it sounds like a majority of legislators present say they opposed the measure even though it was pushed through. How it got pushed through, though? Rep. Mary Sue McClurkin, R-Indian Springs, chairwoman of the committee, said she heard more votes in favor of the bill — and what we're hearing is that's a little shady!
Here's what the Montgomery Advertiser:
The bill, sponsored by Rep. Steve Hurst, R-Munford, would require teachers to spend no more than 15 minutes in the first class of each day to read, verbatim, opening prayers said before a meeting of the U.S. House of Representatives or the U.S. Senate.
We can't imagine any situation in this day and age where this seems like a good idea.
Having the freedom from all of this stuff is what makes us, us. Kids do not need legislature telling them what to pray!
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