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John Romano column: Prayer isn't the problem



Times columnist John Romano on the school prayer bill being considered by the Legislature:

I'm tempted to shout. I feel like screaming.

A few days after reading about the state Senate's approval of a bill that will open the door for any district to allow prayer at school events, I want to lay waste to the whole sordid affair.

It's just that the right words don't seem to be coming.

Maybe that's because prayer, by itself, is far from being the problem. It is those who would use it as an instrument, or even a weapon, for selfish purposes.

And that's what this bill feels like. It feels like pandering on the part of legislators. And it feels like bullying by the supposedly righteous among us.

Column here.

[Last modified: Monday, February 6, 2012 6:25pm]


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