Forum set on putting prayer back in schools
The Parent University Media will launch the first of several community forums on Monday, Feb. 12. This one will be held at the Savannah Grove Baptist Church at 6 p.m. The topic of Forum One will be “Put Prayer Back In School”
Josiellia Williams of Parent University Media stated that during this forum, SC House Representative Robert Williams and the other legislators who are sponsoring the bill will be present to explain the details of the proposed bill and answer questions that parents and the community may have.
Also a panel of community leaders, behavior health counselors and pastors will openly discuss the pros and cons of putting prayer back into the public school system.
An initiative began in this area, back in 2012 when then Florence District One school board member, now Florence City Councilwoman Pat Gibson Hye-Moore, continued to pray aloud in the school board meetings after it was voted to only pause for a moment of silence. It was then she along with other concerned citizens of the Pee Dee began meeting to organize the Put Prayer Back In School Initiative in the Pee Dee and held rallys periodically.
“This is the first of more topics that will be addressed by Parent University Media this year,” Williams said. “Bullying and opioid addictions are pressing topics plaguing our children and the community.”
The forum will be held 6 p.m. at the Savannah Grove Baptist Church, 2620 Alligator Road, Effingham. Parents and the community are encouraged to attend and express their concerns about this issue and the proposed House Bill.
Parent University Radio hosts Sam Fryer and Dr. Irene Reed Singletary will moderate this town meeting.
This forum will be broadcast on WFRK 95.3 FM and WPDT 105.1 FM.