Religious conservatives in state legislatures across the country just can’t seem to leave our public schools alone.
A bill is making its way through the Alabama House of Representatives that would “prescribe a period of time in the public schools not to exceed 15 minutes for study of the formal procedures followed by the United States Congress, which study shall include a reading verbatim of one of the opening prayers given.”
Forcing public school students to listen to and study prayers during the school day is absolutely unacceptable and an egregious violation of the separation between church and state. We must stand up to those who are trying to put prayer back in school by demanding that our government representatives oppose this bill.
The religious right won’t stop their efforts to bring religion back in to public schools, but we’ll be there every step of the way to protect the separation of church and state. With your help, we can ensure that public schools remain places of learning instead of places of religious proselytizing.