Here is what this says courtesy of the Friendly Atheist:
[Jan. 27] was also the day I filed my very first Bill. A Bill that will more than likely never see the light of day. But one the Lord planted in my heart years ago: To begin every morning with The Lord’s Prayer in every public school in Mississippi.
Can you only imagine what would begin to happen in the Spiritual Realm if the children would stand before Him lifting their heads in prayer asking Him to “lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil” – oh how we would see the atmosphere begin to change across Mississippi as depression and suicide would stop becoming the norm, we would watch as our children’s grades begin to rise, their hearts softened and their minds saturated with good thoughts and not thoughts of addictions. The Word says “the eyes of the Lord range to and fro searching for those hearts committed to Him” and I believe that His eyes would fall on our children every single morning as they continually sought him to “give them this day their daily bread …” my heart melts just imagining it!
First step is requesting Congress to allow prayer back in school. Stranger things have happened: it got taken out by one hell-bent woman. Maybe, just maybe, this heaven-bent woman could have something to do with getting it put back in. I know there is a lot of editing to be done, but I just pray it will at least be taken seriously.
The woman that this nutjob refers to at the end of her post is Madalyn Murray O’Hare, who successfully sued to keep school children from being forced to participate in mandatory prayers everyday.
As stated before there is no rule that says a child in school cannot read the Bible or pray on their own, the current guidelines are for their to be no mandatory prayers, repesenting only one religious belief, foisted on our children.
If this Jill Ford had her way then children who participate in Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist, or Sikh faiths, or no faith at all, would be forced to listen, or even participate, in the reading of a Christian prayer that does not reflect nor resepct their belief or lack thereof.
That is simply wrong, and a person who would propose this bill demonstrates a complete lack of religious tolerance, and no tolerance whatsoever for those of us free from the shackles of superstitious nonsense.