The Star reports the Missouri House of Representatives has given its initial approval to a proposed amendment to our state Constitution to ensure every citizens right to public prayer. Never mind that it’s already there. The amendment was proposed by Odessa Representative Mike McGhee.
And what better reason could there be to amend the Missouri Constitution than a rumor heard at church bake sale?
This article is so full of Republican douchebaggery, it’s like something from the Onion.
“Rep. Bryan Stevenson, a Webb City Republican, said the amendment doesn’t really change any law. But some school superintendents needed to be reminded what the law on religious freedom already is, he said.”
Perhaps you could send them a nice note with a basket of jams? Or hold a “gentle reminder” press conference? Or file suit in a State Court under the current law? Oops, forgot. We’re basing all this on an anecdote relayed to the bill’s sponsor, so we probably don’t have any standing.
The bill is pending final approval in the House. If it makes it, it will be passed to Senate and could appear on the November ballot and what convenient timing that is! Smells like a ploy to get the extra-Jeebusy folks who aren’t so fond of John McCain to the polls. Maybe we should ban gay marriage again, too, for old times’ sake. Is just the once really enough? I mean, butt-sex, fer chrissake.