Alabama to attempt to force “Christian” Prayer in all public schools
A key committee in Alabama’s House of Representatives has pushed through a bill requiring teachers and students at all of the state’s public schools to spend 15 minutes every morning in Christian prayer, even though a majority of legislators present say they opposed the measure.
However, once the light was shined on this committee, they quickly claimed that they had no idea how it got pushed through. You see, for a voice vote, the chairwoman has final say of the tally, which isn’t written down or even officially counted.
And if the votes are all in her head… Well, deal with it, heathens:
Rep. Mary Sue McClurkin, R-Indian Springs, chairwoman of the committee, said she heard more votes in favor of the bill.
“It’s what I heard as chairman,” she said.
Only McClurkin and one other Republican on the panel actually voted “aye” on the bill. Two Republicans and one Democrat insist they said “no” to the bill in the voice vote; three legislators weren’t even present for the vote. The House’s clerk told the Advertiser that “the chairman of each committee has the discretion to decide the outcome of a voice vote.”
This isn’t the first time McClurkin has “voice voted with gawd” - she recently pushed through a bill “that would allow students to initiate prayer in school and express their religious views in their schoolwork,” claiming that “Every bit of this bill is already legal. It’s just that no one knows it’s legal.”
Of course, if it were already legal, why the bill? No answers seem forthcoming from McClurkin — perhaps we should ask her imaginary friend.