Texas state Rep. Phil Stephenson (R) filed a resolution on Monday calling for more "acknowledgement" of Christianity in public schools, encouraging Ten Commandments displays, prayer, and use of the word "God."
"The overwhelming of majority of voters in the 2010 Republican Party Primary Election voted in favor of the public acknowledgement of God, and the 2012 platform of the Republican Party of Texas affirms 'that the public acknowledgement of God is undeniable in our history and is vital to our freedom, prosperity, and strength,'" reads the resolution. "Reflecting our history as a religious people, prayers, including the use of the word 'God,' at public gatherings and displays of the Ten Commandments in public educational institutions and other government buildings are acknowledgements of the counting and important role of our religious tradition."
The resolution states that schools and other public institutions should not face "hostility" from government over displays of faith.
"It is clear from their writings that our founding fathers believed devotedly that there was a God, and throughout American history all three branches of government have acknowledged the strong role of religion in our nation's heritage and in the lives of its citizens," it reads. "Government should not now or ever demonstrate any hostility to observances of faith by disabling the recognition of our religious heritage."
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SOURCE: The Huffington Post