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Scott signs controversial school prayer bill

UPDATE: Gov. Rick Scott has signed SB 98, which allows prayer in public schools. Today was the deadline for Scott to either sign the legislation, veto it or allow it to become law without his signature.

ORIGINAL POST: Sen. Gary Siplin, D-Orlando, says the governor will sign controversial legislation today that allows prayer in public schools.

Siplin sponsored the measure, which was approved in both chambers largely along party lines. Siplin's post said Gov. Rick Scott would be signing the legislation into law at 4 p.m. Friday. He announced the news on his Facebook page.

SB 98 would allow school systems to develop policies that allow students to deliver "inspirational messages" at public events once the law takes effect on July 1. The American Civil Liberties Union and Anti-Defamation League have both left the door open for legal challenges.

Scott's office has not confirmed if or when he will sign the measure.

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Kim

I'd like to be there the first time Muslims call each other to prayer. Watch the Christian's head spin, just like Linda Blair in the Exorcist. Law won't last long, when students start practicing Wicca, or worship Mother Earth.

DEBRA DEBERRY

LOLOLOL!!! NOW WHATTT!!! DOES THIS REALLY MEAN!!! SINCE SO CALLED CHRISTMAS. ARE LATELY...ISTIANS...AMENNN!!! :):):)

SnakeD

I hope that the students begin stepping forward with non-christian "inspirational messages". That will put a stop to this nonsense pretty quickly, since we all know that it's the christian groups that want this platform to use as an indoctrination tool.

McMit


The ultimate outcome seems so obvious and inevitable.

1) I close my eyes and see in my mind a couple of smart kids that will compose and present something that will choke the religious zealots with just how "interesting" invisible god friends baring "inspirational messages"can be.
(Santorum barf bags may be included)


2) Inevitably, the "People" will be forced to "pony up" tax money to put on a legal defense for this indefensible attempt to get around the First Amendment. Again!

Is Responsible Fundamentalist Republican an oxymoron?

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