Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Prayer Bill Nightmare

I’m not against religion.
I’m not against prayer.
I’m not against free speech.

I’m against
the school prayer
bill which passed Thursday.

It is a nightmare.
It is not a good idea.

Such a policy
risks religious bullying,
taxpayer dollars defending
lawsuits, divisive battles erupting,
and distractions from educating.

And why? Just to see
how close they
can get to reinstating
school prayer
without the Supreme Court saying
“No way.”

© 2012 Catherine Giordano

This poem was taken from a newspaper column written by a minister. With all the problems facing Florida, you would think the Legislature would spend their time working on important matters.