St. Petersburg, Florida – After emotional debate, the Florida Senate passes legislation to allow students to lead prayer in school and at school events.
The bill now moves to the House. While opponents say it’s not the government’s role to allow open prayer in school, supporters say political correctness has caused students to lose their freedom to have religious expression.
“Freedom of religion, should be able to do it wherever and whenever they need to,” says Mark Mims, a St. Petersburg parent.
Susan Ridgeway says as a parent, she supports prayer in school… just not during class time. “They are so tight on time now. Any other time I don’t see an issue with it at all. I don’t see anything wrong with it, if everyone wants to join in fine. If they don’t, it’s their right.”