The Florida Legislature is considering a bill intended to inject prayer into public schools. Please take a few moments to speak out against this theocratic measure.
The bill, SB 282, amends a part of code about studying the bible to require public schools to set aside time each morning for students to take “a moment of silence.” This bill is a thinly veiled attempt to encourage public students to engage in a scheduled prayer during school hours.
Public schools exist to educate, not to proselytize. Children in public schools are a captive audience. Making or encouraging prayer an official part of the school day is coercive, invasive and unconstitutional.
The Florida Senate Judiciary Committee has a hearing scheduled on this TODAY at 3:30 p.m. local time. Please click on the red “Take Action” link below to contact all members of this committee and urge them to vote no on SB 282.