Bill to allow school employees to pray with students advances

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Students testify at session in support of bill allowing school employees to pray with students. (Photo: Kaylee Poche, LSU Manship School News Service)

Kaylee Poche and Devon Sanders

A bill that would allow school employees to pray with students during school hours is one step closer to becoming law, advancing out of the House Education Committee on Tuesday by a 10-4 vote.

The so-called “permission-slip-to-pray” bill would only apply if all students present during the prayer obtained permission slips from their parents allowing a certain teacher or coach to pray with them. The Senate passed the bill unanimously last month.

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