Texas Senate Passes Bill Requiring Ten Commandments in Public School Classrooms

The Texas Senate has passed a bill that would require public schools to display the Ten Commandments in classrooms:

“A public elementary or secondary school shall display in a conspicuous place in each classroom of the school a durable poster or framed copy of the Ten Commandments” reads the Bill.  

The bill was sponsored by Republican state Senator Phil King and passed in a 17-12 vote along party lines. The Senate also passed two other Republican-sponsored bills that focused on religion in schools, including allowing schools to mandate time for prayer or Bible reading, and affirming a school employee’s rghts to engage in religous speech or prayer.

The Supreme Court seemingly cleared the way for more relgion in schools when they sided with a football coach who prayed with his players.

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