Oh look, a poll on the Missouri Public Prayer Amendment

Christina here…

Look what my home state has churned up this week.

A poll on the Missouri Public Prayer Amendment!

Dr. B has written a few things on this Amendment, mostly how it proposes to allow clergy to give invocations at public meetings (US Constitution be damned) and lets kids declare that certain school topics are against their religious sensibilities and thus be granted an exception from learning.

It also reaffirms that kids can pray in schools.

The poll has this creatively loaded question:

Do you think the federal courts are correct in ruling that the Constitution allows government to stop prayer in schools and on public property, or do you think when the Constitution says no branch of the government shall interfere with the free exercise of religion that it gives Americans the right to pray anywhere they want?

Say what? Prayer in schools can be stopped when such a prayer is led during school hours by a school official, or if prayer is part of a schoolwide assembly, etc. But if a kid wants to pray over his food or read his Bible or form an after school Christian club, he surely can…. is that what this means?

I suggest you go check out the poll and let them know what you think.

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