Texas lawmakers are stopping at nothing to destroy the wall of separation between state and church. Two bills, Senate Bill 763 and Senate Bill 1515, will be heard Wednesday, April 5, in the Senate Education Committee. Please contact the members of the committee to urge a no vote on these theocratic bills!
SB 763, introduced by Christian nationalist Sen. Mayes Middleton, seeks to allow chaplains to take the place of school counselors without requiring them to obtain the same certification. According to the Texas Education Agency’s website, school counselors “intervene on behalf of any student whose immediate personal concerns or problems put the student’s continued educational, career, personal, or social development at risk.” A chaplain, with no formal counseling certification, has absolutely no business carrying out these duties.
SB 1515 is a less subtle assault on secular education. This bill would require public elementary and secondary school classrooms to display the Ten Commandments. This is a gross violation of the Establishment Clause and a clear endorsement of Christianity. The Ten Commandments belong nowhere in our schools!
Contact the members of the Senate Education Committee to tell them that Texas schools are for learning, not indoctrination! Chaplains and the Ten Commandments do not belong in public school classrooms. We have included suggested language through the “Take Action” button, which can be customized as you see fit. For best results, please be succinct and polite.
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