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??
Apparently the key committee in Alabama’s House of Representatives pushed the bill through last week, which says teacher and students in public schools must spend 15 minutes deep in Christian prayer.
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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