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Florida Governor Signs School Prayer Bill – DeSantis Overturns 50-Year Old Rule, Institutes Statewide Minute Of Silence
By Daniel Ottomire|June 16, 2021
Florida Governor Signs School Prayer Bill – DeSantis Overturns 50-Year Old Rule, Institutes Statewide Minute Of Silence

What’s Happening:

A long time ago, the federal government removed prayer from schools.

Despite the fact that our country believes in the freedom of religion, our schools were suddenly hostile to the notion.

Many Americans have fought for years to hold onto their religious identity in public schools. But even simple things like prayer were met with anger and discrimination.

Well, one governor decided that was not good enough. So, he just signed a law bringing prayer back to his state’s schools.

From CBN:

Florida’s Republican Governor Ron DeSantis has signed a bill that would require at least one minute of silence, and possibly more, in public schools at the beginning of every day, so children can pray or meditate…

“It’s something that’s important to be able to provide each student the ability, every day, to be able to reflect and to be able to pray as they see fit,” DeSantis said. “The idea that you can just push God out of every institution, and be successful — I’m sorry, our founding fathers did not believe that.”

Gov. DeSantis signed a bill that would require public schools to provide at least a minute of silence. The purpose is so that students can pray as they see fit.

Those who do not believe in a higher power can simply meditate or stay silent. The goal, as DeSantis explained, was to give students a chance each day to reflect and pray.

He fired a shot across the bow of the radical left, whose ongoing agenda is to scrub religious faith from our nation.

DeSantis boldly stated it was not our founding fathers’ belief that we should “push God out of every institution.”

It’s hard to argue with his logic, as history is on his side. Even today, Congress opens with a word of prayer, a tradition going back to our earliest days as a nation.

So, you mean to tell me our elected officials, those of various faiths (or non-faiths) have no problem praying in Congress.

But students in public schools should be denied the same right? What’s wrong with this picture?

With the signing of this new bill, it might inspire more states to pass similar ones.

Do you support encouraging prayer in schools?

Key Takeaways:

  • Florida governor signed a bill requiring a minute of silence in schools for prayer.
  • The goal is to allow students to “reflect and pray as they see fit.”
  • Students who do not pray are welcome to meditate.

Source: CBN

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Daniel Ottomire
Daniel Ottomire is a freelance writer, cartoonist, and graphic designer. He is a regular contributor for American Journal Daily.
Daniel Ottomire is a freelance writer, cartoonist, and graphic designer. He is a regular contributor for American Journal Daily.
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