Prayer back in public schools?
Debate over Indiana lawmaker's bill
- Duration 3:38
- Date Jan 6, 2013
Debate over Indiana lawmaker's bill
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A Republican state senator is making new push to start the day -- prayer at public schools.
In Indiana and did what he calls -- attack on religion is this a good idea.
Let's ask fox Fox News analyst and contributor father you know morning hours but -- things are coming up I'm probably gonna anger people with the fact that I I would say I put this on Twitter FaceBook and people got very angry my mom -- -- -- groups wow I said I said.
I don't agree with this legislators.
Approached them explain why.
We say public schools.
What we really need is government schools these are -- we have given to the government.
The role of educating our children I think that's a bad idea in the first place very bad idea.
But if we say that the government can mandate in this case a certain -- you must all in all schools prayed the our father.
We should also -- cook totally.
Open to the idea of another legislator.
Or another court saying that eight -- passage of the could run for example should be mandated.
In our government schools do we want that.
Good very good answer you guys that you guys are.
-- I think you're you're you're you correctly uncomfortable with big government pushing a specific dogma.
And I and I I -- that.
On the other hand.
Government schools push a certain -- every day I mean.
Textbooks we -- document mr.
fox push a certain worldview a political view in fact a religious view.
On kids and and it -- Tucker you're exactly right so in a perfect world where the government school totally supports all of our values.
Alison that's wonderful the problem however and I agree with the legislator in and in his desire for prayer to -- in schools.
Is that it is not practical at this point each.
My suggestion is that's my suggestions -- this if we're paying.
For our kids to go to -- government school tax -- government should get out of the education business and allow us to choose the school of our choice.
-- values can also be.
-- -- -- -- -- -- Well here is the statement from India from the legislators -- -- -- screen here my intention in filing this legislation was to Foster conversation about religious liberty in our state and our country well absolutely -- he's dead on that we need to have this conversation I just don't agree with.
This is a practical approach.
How about -- religious studies course where you go and visit a mosque in -- visited temple.
And you go and visit Catholic churches Protestant churches and everything and then get a decision about it it's that's -- you -- you know that's how about that that's not east Allen it's very nice black.
That what we've gone to a point now is there are certain people very small but people who are -- and -- the type of things there are being taught in our school.
It was shocking to me that after.
After Newtown Connecticut sandy hook we had prayer in our school.
In in the public school the president was sitting there listening to that personal problem but we're at a point right now because of activists that if we start allowing.
Schools to mandate that type of prayer we're gonna have some crazy stuff going on all of this sickness prayer next post say his -- no problem or.
Or simply and getting to the point which we can say.
There is no such thing even as a timeout silence wide because I'm an atheist and I don't believe in talking to anybody.
It's craziness out there so maybe things all died down a little bit on your Twitter stream this morning after you've probably -- a little bit and 140 character and you know what but I'm actually with a legislator and saying that it's totally unnatural and unhealthy to be seven -- our kids eight hours a day to -- -- values cannot be taught.
That's why we need school choice.
Aren't thanks fun.