Bill putting prayer back in schools advances in state senate

Bill putting prayer back in schools advances in state senate
(Source: Pablo)

LOUISIANA (KPLC) - The Louisiana Senate has backed a proposal that opens the door to school employees praying with their students during the class day.

The measure by Sen. Ryan Gatti, a Bossier City Republican, would allow teachers and other workers to pray with students during the workday, if parents of every student in attendance submit a signed request and if the prayer is student-initiated.

Senators voted 29-0 Thursday for the bill with no debate.