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Public forums portion of school prayer bill removed

By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — A bill aiming to protect students’ religious freedom in schools continues to move forward without one of its major components. House Bill 1024 allows students to express their religious beliefs in homework, artwork, clothing without fear of discrimination from their peers, teachers or administrators. The bill’s author, Rep. John […]

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Protection for prayer in school passes the House

By Nicole Hernandez TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — A bill designed to protect students’ rights to voluntarily pray during school hours passed the House Monday. Although the House Bill 1024 has several components, in essence, it allows students to express their religious beliefs in homework, artwork, clothing and aloud without fear of discrimination from their peers, teachers […]

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Bill protecting prayer in schools moves forward

By Ashley Shuler TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A bill that makes sure school corporations don’t discriminate against students for their religious expression and allows students to pray during school hours advanced Tuesday. House Bill 1024 passed the Education Committee 10-2 a little more than an hour before the deadline for bills to advance out of committee. […]

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Lawmaker proposes to let students say Lord’s Prayer; ACLU says it would be unconstitutional

By Jacie Shoaf The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – A state senator has proposed a measure that would allow public schools to have their children say the Lord’s Prayer every day. Under a bill authored by Sen. Jim Tomes, R-Wadesville, public school corporations and charter schools could opt to have students recite the prayer at the […]