Don’t miss these two opportunities to pray and exercise religious freedom in Arkansas.
See You At The Pole is coming up on Wednesday, September 22.
This is an annual event when students gather outside of school hours around flagpoles at schools, churches, and other locations nationwide to pray and worship.
While courts have ruled that teachers cannot lead students in prayer in the classroom, the Constitution and federal law generally protect students’ rights to pray, read scripture, and form religious groups or clubs on campus — provided that they do not disrupt school activities.
See You At The Pole is a great way for students to lift up their communities in prayer. It’s also a great way that students exercise their religious liberties.
On Monday the Senate Education Committee passed S.B. 662.
This good bill by Sen. Ricky Hill (R – Cabot) and Rep. Cameron Cooper (R – Romance) establishes a Day of Prayer for Arkansas Students.
S.B. 662 calls on the citizens of the state to “pray, meditate, or otherwise reflect upon” students, teachers, school administrators, and schools” on the last Wednesday of September every year.
The bill now goes to the entire Arkansas Senate for consideration.