Subscribe Now

travelers today

Home » Trending News

Alabama Passes Law That Requires School Prayer Every Morning

Travelers Today       By    Ashley Sneddon

Updated: Feb 25, 2014 02:22 PM EST

Text Size: A A A

Tags
prayer law alabama, prayer, alabama religion, school prayer law, school prayer

Alabama's House of Representatives has put through a bill requiring all teachers and students at state schools to spend 15 minutes in Christian prayer every morning.  

Alabama is the 2nd most religious state, behind Mississippi, saw the bill pushed through late last week.  The Bill was said to be strongly opposed.

he Montgomery Advertiser said: 

"The bill, sponsored by Rep. Steve Hurst, R-Munford, would require teachers to spend no more than 15 minutes in the first class of each day to read, verbatim, opening prayers said before a meeting of the U.S House of Representatives or the U.S Senate. 

Rep. Mary Sue McClurkin, R-Indian Springs, chairwoman of the committee, said she heard more votes in favour of the bill. 

"That's what I heard as chairwoman," she said. 

Only McClurkin and one other Republican on the panel actually voted 'aye' on the bill, with two Republicans and a democrat insisting they said 'no' in the voice vote, but the chairman has the final say, according to the House clerk.  

McClurkin also voted through a bill that will allow students to initiate prayer and write about religion in their schoolwork. 

The bill has been hotly debated, but some are urging non-religious people to perhaps see the prayer time as a kind of quiet, meditation time to allow students to collect their thoughts at the start of the day, while others are opposed to the bill, calling it 'indoctrination.'

© 2016 Traverlers Today, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.
Join Our Conversation

Travel Tips

credit card

Score Travel Perks Using Your Credit Card

Get to know your credit card to know how to score up perks on your next travel trip.

Lounge Area

Ways To Score Airport Lounge Access

Here are few ways on how keen explorers can score lounge access regardless of the possibility that their tickets read coach.

Travelling

Be Airport Ready

Don't be that person who annoys others passengers in airports, be airport ready with these tips.

Travelling

On Travelling Solo For The First Time

Reasons and tips why travelling solo is what every traveller needs to try.

Tipping

Tipping In Different Countries

Know how to tip on your next trip abroad.

Subscribe to our newsletter

Receive the latest travel news, reviews, and more..

Want more Travel?

Most Popular

REPUBLIC DAY

India’s Celebrates 67th Republic Day

India’s 67th Republic Day was joined by 76-member French army.

Panda

The Only Living Thing Enjoying The US Blizzard: This Panda

If you think no living thing enjoyed the US Blizzard over the weekend - think again. This panda had way too much fun in the snow

Collosseum

Not-So-Famous Colloseums You Should Visit

Colloseums aren't just in Rome. Visit them all over the world in this list of not-so-famous but must-visit ones

travelers today

© 2016 Travelers Today All Rights Reserved.

Subscribe to our newsletter
Real Time Analytics