Originally posted on CBS St. Louis:
SPRINGFIELD, IL (IRN) - An Illinois lawmaker says what we need is prayer – or at least religious symbolism – in schools.
The lawmaker is State Rep. La Shawn Ford (D-Chicago), who came out of the blue with it when he was speaking with a group of ministers.
“I also urge the ministers here to fight to get prayer back in schools. That’s a mission that we need to do. We need to make sure that we get prayer back in schools in some form or fashion,” he said.