Lawmakers to consider new rules on prayer in public schools
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What started as an attempt by lawmakers to remove outdated language on the Lord’s Prayer from state statutes is morphing into a wider effort to define options for prayer in public schools.
The House Education Committee will vote Tuesday on a bill (HB 289) to repeal the current state law that allows public school teachers to lead students in the Lord’s Prayer.
Opponents of the repeal, who have called it hostile to religion, will propose an amendment to confirm the right of students to pray in public schools during non-instructional time.