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Tell your Fla. lawmaker: No promoting prayer in public schools

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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

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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.

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