Bryant Advocates School Prayer at Boys State

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant says he believes there's a place for prayer in public schools.

The Republican says he's not prepared to take any legal action to push the issue. But he believes it should be possible for schools to have some sort of nondenominational prayer to open the day.

The Hattiesburg American reported Bryant made his remarks to about 300 high school students at American Legion Boys State. He elaborated a short time later in comments to reporters.

Bryant also told the students that one of the best ways to combat teenage pregnancy is to talk about it. He says it's best to wait until marriage to have children, and fathers should not abandon their sons and daughters.

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  • by Christian Location: Meridian on May 31, 2012 at 04:12 PM
    Amen Phil! May God use you to bring back a Christian atmosphere to our great state!
  • by Sharon Whitehead Location: Meridian on May 30, 2012 at 03:12 PM
    I feel if you go into an office in a particular party that is the party you should stay in until your term is up. If you want to run in the next election that is when you should be able to change parties.
  • by Anonymous on May 30, 2012 at 01:28 PM
    I wonder if Mr. Bryant would welcome a practicing Muslim to lead this "non-denominational" prayer. We all know the answer. I never thought I would long for the days of Haley Barbour as governor.
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