The American Family Association of Kentucky recently sent out an e-newsletter asking members to sign a petition calling for a law legalizing school prayer in Kentucky.
Actually, school prayer is already legal in all 50 states, if the prayer is student-led.
According to RightWingWatch.org, the association claims that legalizing prayer is “one of the best ways of returning God’s protection to America.”
The group wants a law passed in Kentucky that is similar to Florida and Mississippi laws that supposedly brought prayer back into the schools.
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According to the New York Times, Florida and Mississippi have passed bills requiring public schools to set up policies to make it easier for student-led prayers.
The American Family Association of Kentucky also claims in its petition that a lack of prayer in schools is responsible for numerous social problems:
Prayer was in our schools for over 200 years before the anti-God forces took it out in 1962. After prayer was removed from our schools, teen pregnancy went up 500%, STD’s went up 226%, violent crime went up 500% and SAT scores went down for 18 years in a row, opening the door for the AIDS epidemic and the drug culture.
WE NEED PRAYER BACK IN SCHOOLS! Please sign this petition.
Frank Simon, Director
American Family Association of KY