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The bill, H. 3526, would require teachers to lead a moment of silence at the beginning of each school day, during which the teacher would be allowed to deliver a prayer. Students who didn’t not want to participate would be allowed to leave the classroom.

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The Supreme Court has held that teacher-led prayer constitutes a government endorsement of religion and violates the First Amendment of the Constitution.

The lawmakers said they were willing to compromise on that point.

“The compromise would be to have the students to pray to whomever they want to. If they want to do away with teachers conducting the prayer that would be fine with us. The essential part of the bill, the important part, is putting prayer back in school,” Gilliard told WCIV.

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/01/02/south-carolina-democrats-back-bill-calling-for-mandatory-daily-prayers-in-public-schools/

These people are just thick, aren't they?? Umm, people already pray to whatever they want to on their own time in public places. Making it mandatory has been ruled as a public endorsement, you idiots.

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Re: Bill calling for mandatory prayer for South Carolina public schools
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2014, 05:22:24 pm »
They really don't understand the First Amendment do they?

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Re: Bill calling for mandatory prayer for South Carolina public schools
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2014, 05:29:25 pm »
Good god, just have the moment of silence and don't have the teacher deliver a prayer. Then everyone can have a chance to do whatever the hell they want.
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Re: Bill calling for mandatory prayer for South Carolina public schools
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2014, 05:32:07 pm »
When I was at primary school we used to have to say the lords prayer daily in assembly and I always felt bad for the kids that had to leave. It must have been kind of awkward for them.

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Re: Bill calling for mandatory prayer for South Carolina public schools
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2014, 06:04:32 pm »
When I was at primary school we used to have to say the lords prayer daily in assembly and I always felt bad for the kids that had to leave. It must have been kind of awkward for them.

Depending on how long it was and the personalities of the students involved, it might've been the best part of their school day.
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Re: Bill calling for mandatory prayer for South Carolina public schools
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2014, 06:22:18 pm »
Or the worst, because they're being treated as "different" and that tends to lead to bullying in elementary school.
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Re: Bill calling for mandatory prayer for South Carolina public schools
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2014, 06:26:08 pm »
What's so damn difficult about praying in the hall before class starts, or in the morning before leaving for school, at in the afternoon when you get home, or during recess, or during lunch?

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Re: Bill calling for mandatory prayer for South Carolina public schools
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2014, 06:28:08 pm »
Or during a test?

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Re: Bill calling for mandatory prayer for South Carolina public schools
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2014, 06:29:54 pm »
When I was in my first year of middle school, GA started the "moment of silence" deal.  As far as I'm aware, that's all it ever was.  You could pray or whatever, but to talk during it was punishable since it was disrespectful to whatever whoever was using the silence for.

It's been many moons since I've been in school, so I have no idea what they do now, but I've not heard of anything different.

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Re: Bill calling for mandatory prayer for South Carolina public schools
« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2014, 06:35:52 pm »
I SO wish some teacher would have the guts to use this opportunity to lead a Satanic prayer. Hell, any prayer other than Christianity or Judaism would be fine, just to watch the fundies' heads explode.
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Re: Bill calling for mandatory prayer for South Carolina public schools
« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2014, 06:38:57 pm »
Hel, how about a prayer to Odin?  Or Thor?

...Or even Loki?
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Re: Bill calling for mandatory prayer for South Carolina public schools
« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2014, 06:58:09 pm »
Hel, how about a prayer to Odin?  Or Thor?

...Or even Loki?

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Re: Bill calling for mandatory prayer for South Carolina public schools
« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2014, 07:20:02 pm »
When I was at primary school we used to have to say the lords prayer daily in assembly and I always felt bad for the kids that had to leave. It must have been kind of awkward for them.

Depending on how long it was and the personalities of the students involved, it might've been the best part of their school day.

The prayer itself didn't last that long, but there was always this awkward sort of silence while you waited for the three obviously not christian kids to leave. 

Maybe i'm just projecting my own personality onto them, I was very shy and I would have been so embarrassed to have the whole schools attention focused on me for any reason.
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Re: Bill calling for mandatory prayer for South Carolina public schools
« Reply #13 on: January 02, 2014, 10:02:27 pm »
Waiting for the 5-4 (you know it will be 5-4 these days...) Supreme Court decision striking this down...
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Re: Bill calling for mandatory prayer for South Carolina public schools
« Reply #14 on: January 03, 2014, 01:38:18 am »
I SO wish some teacher would have the guts to use this opportunity to lead a Satanic prayer. Hell, any prayer other than Christianity or Judaism would be fine, just to watch the fundies' heads explode.

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