Mississippi Bill Forcing Teachers to Recite the Ten Commandments Daily Is Dead

Feb 2, 2018

By Hemant Mehta

Well, that didn’t take long.

A Mississippi Democrat’s bill to force teachers to recite the Ten Commandments at the beginning of every school day is dead, a mere 15 days after being introduced.

House Bill 1100, sponsored by State Rep. Credell Calhoun, would have amended the law by requiring a moment of silence at the beginning of every school day (rather than keeping it optional), requiring a copy of the Ten Commandments to go up in every classroom (in addition to the already-required “In God We Trust” signs), and requiring teachers to say the Ten Commandments (unless they opted out of it).

I have no idea why Calhoun thought kindergartners needed a daily reminder not to commit adultery, but nothing in the bill was useful or constitutional. Had it passed, it would likely have been the subject of lawsuits from various church/state separation groups.

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2 comments on “Mississippi Bill Forcing Teachers to Recite the Ten Commandments Daily Is Dead

  • @OP – I have no idea why Calhoun thought kindergartners needed a daily reminder not to commit adultery, but nothing in the bill was useful or constitutional.

    Yep! – But working that out would have required some rational thought about practicalities: – and for someone who had no grasp of the constitution or the school curriculum, knee-jerk obedience to a god-delusion and pandering to evangelicals, probably looked like a good publicity stunt for a political poser!



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  • I have no idea why Calhoun thought kindergartners needed a daily
    reminder not to commit adultery,

    Of ccourse, their President is in dire need of such a reminder.

    I wonder when a Ten Commandments monument will be installed on the White House lawn, perhaps with Ivana, Marla Maples and Stormy Daniels laying the ceremonial foundation stone.



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