TX Senate Passes Bill Requiring Public Schools To Post Ten Commandments, Create Daily Bible Reading Time

The Texas Tribune reports:

Public schools in Texas would have to prominently display the Ten Commandments in every classroom starting next school year under a bill the Texas Senate approved Thursday. Senate Bill 1515 by Sen. Phil King, R-Weatherford, now heads to the House for consideration.

This is the latest attempt from Texas Republicans to inject religion into public schools. In 2021, state Sen. Bryan Hughes, a Mineola Republican, authored a bill that became law requiring schools to display donated “In God We Trust” signs.

The Senate also gave final passage to Senate Bill 1396, authored by Sen. Mayes Middleton [photo], R-Galveston, which would allow public and charter schools to adopt a policy requiring every campus to set aside a time for students and employees to read the Bible or other religious texts and to pray.

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Middleton last appeared here for his bill allowing the overturn of elections in blue counties. We first heard from him last year for his bill to prosecute and disbar members of a law firm for “reimbursing travel costs of employees who leave Texas to murder their unborn children.” King last appeared here for his bill banning Texas cities from offering free WiFi in airports and other public spaces.