Lawmaker Wants Congressional Prayer Read in Schools


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A Republican lawmaker in Alabama proposed a bill that would require each school day to begin with an opening prayer.

According to The Anniston Star, that prayer would be a verbatim reading of one of the congressional opening prayers said throughout the course of history.

The short lesson could also include other teachings about the procedures of Congress.

The bill’s backer explained the chosen prayer might be the one said the day after World War II was declared or the one chosen the day after Sept. 11.

He claims it would educate the students about history and civics, The Anniston star reported.

Critics say the lesson would be unconstitutional.

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