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‘Inspiration’ Repudiation: Florida Schools Wisely Reject Mendacious ‘Message’ Law

Like a tree falling in a forest when no one is around, Florida’s new “inspirational message” law may not make much noise. 

The measure, which went into effect July 1, allows school boards to adopt policies that “inspirational messages” – including prayer – at “noncompulsory” school events, including graduations and other assemblies. Students would deliver the prayers/messages, and school officials aren’t supposed to interfere or try to influence their content.