This is a month old, but this is something we need to keep an eye out for. It is my opinion that this is going to cause a lot of problems with separation of church and state as they are allowing express their religion open without repercussion. Now, you can already proclaim your faith in school, you just can’t preach it, but with this new legislation, it will allow kids to proselytize on paper and spoken word in the classroom. This is just another step toward getting the religious right in control of our schools! Let’s hope the Governor has enough sense to shoot it down.
March 24th, 2014 6:00 am by Associated Press
NASHVILLE — A proposal that would give students free religious expression is headed to the governor for his consideration.
The Senate approved the measure 32-0 on Monday. It overwhelmingly passed the House 90-2 earlier this month.
Under the proposal, a student could express beliefs about religion in homework, artwork and other written and oral assignments free from discrimination based on the religious content.
Sponsors say the legislation was proposed after a 10-year-old student was given an assignment to write about the person she most admires and she chose God. The teacher asked her to choose another subject.
The legislation would also allow a student to organize student prayer groups and other religious gatherings to the same degree that students are permitted to organize noncurricular activities and groups.
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