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Florida School Prayer Bill
Hypatia
A School Prayer bill in Florida that passed both the House and Senate and is awaiting Gov. Charlie Crist's signature would allow teachers and coaches to take part in student-led prayer and worship. Crist has until Friday to approve or veto the bill.

[url]http://www.cfnews13.com/Education/EducationHeadlines/2010/6/1/bill_would_allow_teachers_to_pray_with_students.html[/url]

[quote]TALLAHASSEE -- Before the whistle blows and after every victory and defeat, prayer can be a way of putting the game in perspective.

But in public schools, religion is a touchy subject.

It's a fact high school junior John Bielby knows all too well.


Edited by Hypatia on 06/02/2010 17:40
 
catman
That doesn't surprise me, since almost all news is bad. I wouldn't want to live there anyway. (Instead I'm in Texas, that shining beacon of enlightenment.) [gag]
 
seeker
He'll sign it. He's in trouble with conservatives in Fla so this will be the bone he throws them.
"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." - George Santayana
 
catman
I didn't doubt that for a second!
 
Bob of QF
Someone will sue. They will lose in low level courts, but it'll go to SCOTUS, which will declare it unconstitutional...

Idiots-- it's just a complete waste of scarce resources that could be better served.... you know... educating actual students.
Quantum Junction: Use both lanes

Reality is that which is left, after you stop believing.
 
derF
I'm getting so sick of these little attempts to gradually insinuate religion into places that it doesn't belong. It's like the 'In God We Trust' on our money. Religious folks will keep up these attempts as long as they see some results and probably continue even if they don't. We have to keep rubbing their noses in the constitution and reminding them that just because they are deluded doesn't mean that the rest of us want to be.
I'll drink to that. Or anything else for that matter.
 
Hypatia
Well put derF.
 
seeker
I'm with you on that derF.
"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." - George Santayana
 
catman
They won't quit. They're afraid that if they don't annoy enough people, they'll not get to their heaven.
 
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