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(WHNT) – State lawmakers have passed a bill through the Education Policy committee that would put Christian prayer back in the classroom.

Representative Steve Hurst (R-Munford) has sponsored the bill that proposes setting aside 15 minutes at the start of each school day to study Congressional procedures.

It would include having teachers read a verbatim reading of a congressional opening prayer.

Representative Phil Williams (R-Madison), who is on the committee, voted against the bill, saying while prayer is worthwhile, the time could be better spent studying other academic subjects. He also questions the constitutionality of such a bill.

What do you think? Do you think a bill like this is good for Alabama classrooms or is it a gesture in futility, given the Supreme Court’s history on rulings related to prayer in public schools?

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