Florida Passed New Law Allowing Mandated School Prayer
Or, as the Floridian legislators claim, “inspirational messages”.
The law allows schools, K-12, to force kids to undergo “inspiration messages” during school events and activities. The legislators want to claim that it isn’t fucking “school prayer”, that it doesn’t say anything in the provisions that claim such.
However, there’s no set provision to begin with. No restriction on what would constitute as a “inspirational message” - meaning it can be anything from spreading a hate speech against homosexuals, to it telling seven-year-olds that the Earth is only 6,000 years old, dinosaurs never existed, and you’re automatically going to Biblical Hell if you’re a girl.
Here’s what the House sponsor tried to say:
"We [changed] that because we thought that wouldn’t go again this year. We got the attorneys in the senate and house together and asked for language that would pass U.S. and Florida Constitutional muster. They came up with the words “inspirational message.”
I ran the bill as a First Amendment issue. in our constitutions, we’re guaranteed freedom of speech. We teach children to speak, and this gives them the opportunity to speak out in school. It doesn’t mix church and state. It’s really why we have free speech in this country, so people can bring forth these issues freely.
And the bill has no concern about what they talk about. They can talk about whatever they want. after all the billions and billions of dollars training teachers, and building school and buying buses and the billions we’ve put into classroom education, they should be able to say whatever they want to say.”
He wants to claim that it ISN’T mandated school prayer, except he later claimed that the reason why we have violence, unwed mothers, and overall disobedience is because of the “absence of prayer in school”. Allow me to embolden the parts where he makes it plain as day that he’s saying one thing, but really meaning another:
"All the opposition I got from this bill is from people afraid that someone might use the words Jesus Christ or might actually pray. Many called what we’re doing a euphemism for school prayer. i would make the point that school prayer was abolished by ignorant judges 50 years ago. And that 50 years is a history lesson in what happens to a society that removes prayer.
You can look at the many social ills in our country that have developed in those 50 years. Before we took out school prayer, the biggest problems in school were talking out of turn or chewing gum. Today, the problems are drug abuse, teen pregnancy, rape and assault. School problems speak for themselves. By allowing for inspirational messages, those problems will be addressed.”
Notice that he wants to claim that the problems we have today are not what we had fifty years ago because of his conclusion that schools had MANDATED school prayer … and the he then claims that the only way to fix the problems today is to allow “inspiration messages”.
That means talking about fucking Jesus. How stupid does this douchebag actually take me for?
Ignoring the fact that 50 years ago parents were also raising their kids and not letting videogames babysit for them, schools dealt with bullies much better than today, and we had stricter laws concerning minors possessing weapons and drugs, religious prayer also preached hate against Jews, homosexuals, and fucking BLACKS, and women were still not taken seriously. So, fifty years ago, it was an automatic exile from society and/or a death sentence if you were any of these.
Maybe if we had more than just fucking 3% of our tax dollars going to the ENTIRETY of our educational system, we wouldn’t have the crime and civil disobedience that we do now - just a fucking thought.
Then again, what do I fucking know? I’m just some female busy getting her degree in Web Design; I don’t know shit about law or the Constitution, or common sense and logic for that matter, right?
(Fucking side note: Since when did Florida start making it their goal to steal “The Asshole State” title from Texas?)