Governor Ron DeSantis just put prayer back in Florida schools via a moment of silence that will be required at the beginning of each school day:
CBN NEWS – Florida’s Republican Governor Ron DeSantis has signed a bill that would require at least one minute of silence, and possibly more, in public schools at the beginning of every day, so children can pray or meditate.
DeSantis signed HB 529 known as the “Moment of Silence in Public Schools” bill into law on Monday. Under the law, public-school principals will be required to direct first-period teachers to institute moments of silence, according to WFLA.com.
“It’s something that’s important to be able to provide each student the ability, every day, to be able to reflect and to be able to pray as they see fit,” DeSantis said. “The idea that you can just push God out of every institution, and be successful — I’m sorry, our founding fathers did not believe that.”
The governor added he was signing the measure to help protect religious freedom in the state.
The new law, which covers all K-12 public school classrooms, says teachers can’t make suggestions to students about what they will reflect on during the moment of silence. But teachers should encourage parents to have that conversation with their children. It will go into effect on July 1.
Opponents said the measure promotes prayer in school.
Of course it promotes prayer in school – like that’s a bad thing??? Only a Democrat would see it this way.
But I should note, there were some Democrats that supported the legislation.
According to CBN, Florida now joins 14 other states to mandate the moment of silence:
The new law will make Florida one of at least 15 states that require moments of silence at public schools. The Sunshine State had already been among roughly 18 other states that gave schools the option to do so.
The more I see form DeSantis, the more I want him to be our next president.