Republican Dominated Florida Legislature Passes Bill Allowing Prayer In School
- Republicans in Florida have pushed a bill through the State Legislature that allows school boards to set school prayer policies. Sponsored by Democratic Senator Gary Siplin, the bill was just aimed at allowing school prayer at non-compulsory events in secondary schools, but the Senate added an amendment allowing prayer at all events in all grade levels. Though sponsored by a Democrat, the bill was passed along party lines, with all Republicans voting for the bill. The bill was passed by the House on Thursday, also along partisan lines, and now goes to Governor Rick Scott for his signature.