Illinois state Rep. La Shawn Ford (D-Chicago) made a surprising statement this week about a major change he would like to see in schools: more prayer.
Ford told a group of ministers: “I also urge the ministers here to fight to get prayer back in schools. That’s a mission that we need to do. We need to make sure that we get prayer back in schools in some form or fashion,” KMOX, the CBS radio affiliate in St. Louis, reported.
Ford’s comment, which the radio station reported as being made “out of the blue,” is a real head scratcher.
The Supreme Court didn’t kick religion out of public schools – it just placed limits on schools' ability to sponsor religious activities. We are grateful for that.