SHE’S BACK! Everyone’s favorite Florida creationist — it’s Senator Ronda Storms.
In the St. Petersburg Times we read: Let the high schools pray, Sen. Storms says. Here are some excerpts, with bold added by us:
Never one to shy from controversy, state Sen. Ronda Storms has filed a bill that would let high schools “permit the delivery of an inspirational message, including a prayer or invocation,” at optional events and ceremonies.
Like student assemblies, football games and, perhaps, graduations.
Ronda is a one-woman Constitutional wreaking crew. Here’s another excerpt from the article:
The goal, according to the bill language is “to provide for the solemnization and memorialization” of such events. It takes steps to ensure that schools may still discipline students for unprotected, inappropriate and disruptive comments, as well.
This year, she’ll outlaw blasphemy. Next year she’ll authorize witch burning. Ronda is on a mission. This is a link to Ronda’s bill: SB 1360. It’s short, so we’ll give you the entire text:
Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
Section 1. Section 1003.4505, Florida Statutes, is created to read:
1003.4505 Inspirational message.—
(1) District school boards are authorized, but not required, to permit the delivery of an inspirational message, including a prayer or invocation, at a noncompulsory high school activity, including a student assembly, a sports event, or other school-related activity, if a majority of the participating students request the delivery of an inspirational message and select a student representative to deliver the message.
(2) The purpose of this section is to provide for the solemnization and memorialization of noncompulsory high school events and ceremonies. This section shall not prohibit a school or school official from disciplining students in regard to unprotected speech or behavior that is inappropriate or disruptive.
Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2009.
The article also points out that Florida recently had a similar school prayer arrangement declared illegal by a Federal court. See this court order against the: School Board for Santa Rosa County, Florida. By the way, that order is dated 09 January 2009 — one month ago.
Go for it, Ronda! This should be even more fun than your war against the Dewey Decimal System. See: Florida’s Ronda Storms: Much More Than Creationism.
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