Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Missouri Senate passes prayer in school legislation

JEFFERSON CITY, MO (MISSOURI DIGITAL MEDIA) - A Missouri Senate Committee unanimously passed legislation to allow prayer in public schools and government buildings on Tuesday.

For four years in a row the legislation has made it to the Senate floor, but died there every time.

St. Louis City Democrat Robin Wright-Jones says she has no problem with people praying anywhere.

Wright-Jones voted for the bill in committee and says she does not see any Democratic opposition this year.

"There's just the eight of us and two of us voted for it. I think the others are Roman Catholic men so I don't think they would have a problem, but I don't know for sure," Wright-Jones said.

The House has already passed the bill and the bill's sponsor says he is very optimistic the Senate will pass it too.

Brian Bondus, Missouri Digital News


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