Outside of the big cities, South Carolina is one of the most conservative states in the country and one of the most pervasively Christian as well. So much so that the Democrats there appear to be impersonating Republicans in their zeal to get prayer back into schools.
State lawmakers in South Carolina are pushing for legislation that would mandate prayer sessions in schools.
The bill, H. 3526, would require teachers to lead a moment of silence at the beginning of each school day, during which the teacher would be allowed to deliver a prayer. Students who didn’t not want to participate would be allowed to leave the classroom.
Most of the legislation’s sponsors are Democrats. It was introduced by Reps. Wendell Gilliard (D), Robert Williams (D), Joseph Jefferson (D), Carl Anderson (D), Liston Barfield (R), Bill Clyburn (D), Heather Ammons Crawford (R), Lonnie Hosey (D), Robert Ridgeway III (D), and Don Wells (R).
First Amendment? That’s for those liberal hippie commies.