“Right to Pray” Amendment in Missouri

From Robert Luhn of the National Center for Science Education:

Missouri voters overwhelmingly approved Amendment 2 (82% in favor, 17% against). The amendment was listed on the ballot as protecting the right of citizens to pray and express their religious beliefs (rights already guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution). Nothing at the ballot box warned voters that the amendment also promises “no student shall be compelled to perform or participate in academic assignments or educational presentations that violate his or her religious beliefs.” Will creationist students use this as a permission slip to skip lessons on evolution?

Category: Science Education


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