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THEIST_WATCH Msg : 81 Written : 08/21/94 04:59pm From : ROBIN MURRAY-O'HAIR Status : To : ALL Subj : School Prayer Truth Several times this year, the Senate has been in an uproar regarding votes for school prayer. We called this tidbit from the records of the February debates over a school prayer amendment to the Goals 2000 Education Act: "Since I came to the Senate, I guess I have noted on prayer in school at least forty times. Everyonce knows that these amendments are about. They are designed for political embarrassment to everybody who votes 'no,' so that the next time their opponents can say, 'he voted against voluntary prayer in school.'" -- Sen. Dale L. Bumpers (D-Arkansas) THEIST_WATCH Msg : 107 Written : 09/28/94 07:24pm From : ROBIN MURRAY-O'HAIR Status : RcA To : ALL Subj : School Prayer and the Education Bill One of the delays in Congress' reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, which is a $13 billion education bill, is -- that's right -- school prayer. A provision in the bill cuts off federal education funds to states or school districts if a federal court finds that a court order allowing constitutionally protected school prayer is "willfully violated." The problem? The language isn't strong enough for many congressmen, who want broader language to "protect" school prayer. *********************************************************************** * * * American Atheists website: http://www.atheists.org * * PO Box 140195 FTP: ftp://ftp.atheists.org * * Austin, TX 78714-0195 * * Voice: (512) 458-1244 Dial-THE-ATHEIST: * * FAX: (512) 467-9525 (512) 458-5731 * * * * Atheist Viewpoint TV: avtv@atheists.org * * Info on American Atheists: info@atheists.org, * * & American Atheist Press include your name and mailing address * * AANEWS -Free subscription: aanews-request@listserv.atheists.org * * and put "info aanews" in message body * * * * This text may be freely downloaded, reprinted, and/other * * otherwise redistributed, provided appropriate point of * * origin credit is given to American Atheists. * * * ***********************************************************************

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