A state bill coming out of the Indiana House of Representatives is giving new life to the decades old debate over prayer in school. The bipartisan bill known as HB-1024 states that students may pray or engage in religious activities before, during and after the school day without discrimination. It also says students are permitted to wear religious apparel and jewelry as long as it is in accordance with the school dress policy. Critics of the bill say it’s nothing more than political

grandstanding as there was already a law on the books permitting “silent prayer” in schools. So was this really necessary? Indiana state Rep. Lloyd Arnold says absolutely. “It’s going back to the clarification. Kids can pray. It can be silent prayer, but we give them the true freedom with this bill, “Arnold explained to CBN News. “They’re not forcing it upon anybody. The kids can pray out loud. They can pray at lunch,” he continued. READ MORE