Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Louisiana Legislature steps into fight

A House committee decided Tuesday that the Legislature should inject itself into the fight between the ACLU and the Tangipahoa Parish School Board over prayer at school board meetings. The House Education Committee unanimously backed House Concurrent Resolution 39 by Rep. A.G. Crowe, R-Slidell, to "express the support of the Legislature of Louisiana for the practice of prayer at the beginning of school board meetings." The resolution says prayer is protected and follows the principles on which the United States was founded. It says the Legislature disapproves of a federal judge's decision that prayers are unconstitutional at school board meetings. The measure moves next to the full House for debate.

I'm glad.