Missouri passes public prayer constitutional amendment

Bill: HJR2 (PDF)

Sponsored by Rep. Mike McGhee, and approved by voters on August 7, 2012, HJR2 (The Missouri Public Prayer Amendment) amends the state constitution to guarantee a citizen’s right to pray and worship on public property. The amendment states that the right of Missouri citizens to express their religious beliefs shall not be infringed, and that school children have the right to pray and acknowledge God voluntarily in their schools.

Also: “Missouri Public Prayer Amendment (August 2012)”

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