Last Thursday, Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant signed HB 638, a
bill requiring public schools to develop policies allowing students to
pray over school intercoms, at assemblies, and at sporting events.
“This is an overt act of hostility against minority religious
beliefs and atheists, disguised as religious freedom,” said David
Silverman, President of American Atheists. “This is not religious
freedom; it’s open and proud bigotry, and the people of Mississippi
should be ashamed of their legislature and governor.”
American Atheists’ founder Madalyn Murray O’Hair started her
fight for the separation of church and state with a lawsuit about the
issue of prayer in public schools. She started American Atheists soon
after in 1963. It remains American Atheists’ position that students,
faculty, and staff should not be forced to listen to prayer.
Written By: Dave Muscatocontinue to source article at atheists.org