Monday, March 20, 2006

Moment of Silence In Texas Challenged

If taking prayer out of schools, or trying to remove 'under God' from the pledge isn't enough, the Crofts now wants the 'moment of silence' in Texas schools to be stopped. They say it is only a way of getting prayer back in the schools. Actually, the students can do anything they want in that minute - from reflecting on a future test to praying, but it is not considered prayer time.

David and Shannon Croft have filed a complaint in federal court saying this 'moment of silence' is unconstitutional.

The law, passed in 2003, allows children to "reflect, pray, meditate or engage in any other silent activities" for one minute after the American and Texas pledges at the beginning of each school day.
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