school prayer bills http://apr.org en Bills Seek 10 Commandments, Prayers In Schools http://apr.org/post/bills-seek-10-commandments-prayers-schools <p>Alabama lawmakers are proposing a multitude of school prayer and religious expression bills this session.</p><p>Legislators say the bills are an effort to push back efforts to squash all vestiges of religion from the public square. But opponents called the bills election-year pandering and said the proposals are either unnecessary or unconstitutional.</p><p>Republican Rep. Steve Hurst has proposed setting aside up to 15 minutes at the start of each school day to study the procedures of Congress, including having teachers give a verbatim reading of a congressional opening prayer.</p> Sun, 23 Feb 2014 18:51:14 +0000 The Associated Press 47314 at http://apr.org Bills Seek 10 Commandments, Prayers In Schools