The Texas GOP has pushed a bill that would require schools to post the Ten Commandments


Texas Senate Republicans have passed two bills that would require public schools to publish the Ten Commandments, provide students and staff with daily prayer times and allow teachers to read the Bible.

Late last week, the Texas state Senate passed both bills by a 17-12 vote, and they now move to the state House of Representatives. The first bill, sponsored by state Sen. Phil King (R), would require all public schools in Texas to display the Ten Commandments.

“It’s an American tradition,” King said said. “If schools in Texas don’t have the funding for it (to publish the Ten Commandments), they can accept private dollars for it.”

A second bill sponsored by state Sen. Mayes Middleton (R) would require public schools to offer daily prayer times to students and staff. Similarly, the bill would allow teachers to read the Bible and other religious texts as part of the school curriculum.

The bills are supported by Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R), who said, “Allowing the Ten Commandments and Prayers back into our public schools is one of the first steps we can take to ensure the right of all Texans to freely express their true religious beliefs.” .

“I don’t think you can change the culture of a country unless you change the culture of humanity,” Patrick continued. “Bringing the Ten Commandments and the Prayer back to our public schools will empower our students to be better Texans.”

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