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    Default Alabama Lawmakers Require School Prayer?

    A new bill from a Republican lawmaker in Alabama would require all schools to start each day with a 15-minute prayer session — just as Congress members do.
    Under Rep. Steve Hurst’s mandate, school days would open with the study of the procedures of Congress, followed by a word-for-word reading of the prayer that members on Capitol Hill used, the Anniston Star reported.
    Or, teachers could opt for a prayer that was aligned with that day’s lesson plan, he said.
    Another great day in America. It seems that the first amendment only applies to Christians. You should be able to practice your religion regardless of whether you are Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, Scientologist, or Atheist.

    It's basically 11th century Europe.
    You're forced to pray to a god that may not be your own. If not you could forfeit your education.
    If you're a teacher your career.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FarmerM View Post
    Another great day in America. It seems that the first amendment only applies to Christians. You should be able to practice your religion freely even if it is no religion.

    It's basically 11th century Europe.
    You're forced to pray to a god that may not be your own. If not you forfeit your education.
    If you're a teacher your career.
    i like the idea. but i agree it should not be forced. if the ones in class do not want to prey they should be able to step out

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    Quote Originally Posted by FarmerM View Post
    It's basically 11th century Europe.
    Overstatement of the century.

    Besides, it's just a bill that more than likely won't go anywhere.

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    Not a huge overstatement.
    During the 11-13th century Crusades and 15-16th century Inquisition, non-Christians were often forced to convert, flee, or die.

    If a teacher refuses to lead a prayer and is terminated due to that, they are not likely to get another teaching job in that state unless they convert. Their career is gone. So, they can leave the state or stay without a source of income.

    Now lets talk about kids getting expelled, punished, treated unfairly, or at best tormented by all those nice Christian kids because they don't pray...
    Last edited by FarmerM; 03-03-2014 at 03:57 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FarmerM View Post
    Not a huge overstatement.
    During the 11-13th century Crusades and 15-16th century Inquisition, non-Christians were often forced to convert, flee, or die.
    Lol, saying the U.S. is currently anything close to that is a huge overstatement bud. Sorry.

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    Except the part where teachers could be forced to convert, leave the state, or live in poverty.
    And students could be forced to convert, change schools, sacrifice their education.

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    Guys I'm gonna propose a bill that says you have to start every thread on OnRPG with a prayer. Coolsies?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheSkald View Post
    Guys I'm gonna propose a bill that says you have to start every thread on OnRPG with a prayer. Coolsies?
    I second this. Which prayer should we use?
    ... That moment when you realized that your bath towel is covered in sawdust.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FarmerM View Post
    It's basically 11th century Europe.
    The latin mass making a reapperance?

    Anyways, the more shocking thing is that Congress gets started with a prayer...
    **** force praying.

    Stay frosty.

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    yr going to have to swear on a bible so I know you're telling the truth about this pls.

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