South Carolina Lawmakers Re-Introduce Bill That Would Protect Rights of Teachers to Join in Student-Led Prayers

– February 17, 2018

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Lawmakers in South Carolina have re-introduced a bill that would protect the rights of teachers to participate in student-led prayers in public schools. A second bill is also stated to be in the works that would allow teachers to lead prayers as well.

A Parent University Forum was held at Savannah Grove Baptist Church on Monday to discuss the proposals with the public. Several supportive lawmakers attended the meeting, and heard from both sides of the issue.

“It’s sad that we have to introduce a bill that gives us a God-given right to start with,” Rep. Richie Yow, R-Chesterfield, stated, according to the Florence Morning News.

“Right now, the way that it’s set up in the state is the teachers cannot pray with the students, even when they ask, and it’s our God-given right to be able to do that,” he said.