Perry Wants Constitutional Amendment for Prayer in Schools

As president, Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) says he would fight for a constitutional amendment to allow prayer in schools.

In an ad released last week, Perry declared that President Barack Obama was waging a "war on religion" because gays are allowed to serve openly in the military and children aren't allowed to pray in schools.

"It was the Supreme Court, back in 1962, that decided -- and it's been upheld since then -- that children couldn't pray in school," Fox News host Chris Wallace told Perry Sunday. "Barack Obama had nothing to do with that."

"I would support a constitutional amendment that allows children to pray in school anytime that they would like," Perry declared. "I happen to believe that ought be a local decision, and that's not the Supreme Court's business to be telling Americans when and how they should pray."

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Theory_Execution on 12/12/2011 11:50

This guy is crazy! He does not at all support prayer in his school, he supports Christian prayer, if a few muslim kids took to knees facing Mecca in one of these lessons he has in mind, he would be outraged.

Skeeve on 12/13/2011 09:54

I think he's taking a gamble with the crazy christian population. Thankfully, whoever is running his campaign is an idiot. While we have the world's share of christian fundies, we don't have so many as to allow Perry's kind of shit to get him elected.

cheshiredragon on 12/17/2011 14:45

and children aren't allowed to pray in schools.

That is why there is 30sec of silence.

Anyway, like you said Skeeve, there isn't enough support for him. I really like how he blames Obama for it too.

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