State senator proposes bill that would allow Lord’s Prayer in school

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A state senator wants Hoosier students to be able to start their school day by reciting the Lord’s Prayer—but his proposal faces an uphill battle.

Sen. Dennis Kruse, R-Auburn, has filed a bill that would give school districts the authority to require students to say the Lord’s Prayer at the beginning of each day.

According to Senate Bill 23, students would recite the prayer to “recognize the importance of spiritual development in establishing character and becoming a good citizen.” The bill would allow students to be exempt from the prayer if they choose not to participate or their parents don’t want them to say it.

The bill has been assigned to the Senate’s rules and legislative procedure committee—a move that likely means the proposal won’t go very far. That committee is typically a “burial ground” for bills.

Kruse pushed unsuccessfully last year to teach creationism in schools.


    • Sarcastic Anon

      While we're at it, let's make church attendance compulsory, let's enforce a tithe tax on the entire population, let's send all the atheists, Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus, and every other religious group into re-education camps to teach them the gospel of Jesus Christ, and exterminate those who don't tow the line. I mean whatever it takes to get this country back to God, right? Let's have full theocracy!

      • Marine57

        There is no theocracy in hell for those who reject our heavenly Father and His Son who sacrificed His life for us who love Him.

  • Layer

    Are they going to hold a prayer for the Flying Spaghetti Monster? How about Muslim or Hindi prayer? Do you want you kids exposed to other Gods? If not, maybe you should just KEEP YOUR PRAYER AT HOME!

  • Rachel A King

    Thank u Jesus. Prayer shud have never been takin out of school n the 1st place. I believe ta if dey have kept it n the school, we wudnt all tis shootin nd killin n the school nd there wudnt b no metal detect nd drug brought n the school. Wat do u think sir.

  • Jess

    Kids can already pray in school; it just has to be of their own initiative, rather than something led or enforced by the school. That's what freedom of religion is all about. This bill is ill-conceived and entirely unnecessary


    I'm looking forward to judgement day, that way all the people responsible for doing away with the things this country was built on will have to explain why.

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