I found this very interesting little article in our local Tulsa World today.
By MICK HINTON World Capitol Bureau
Last Modified: 5/13/2008 3:11 AM
OKLAHOMA CITY — Resurrected legislation to allow students to express their religious viewpoints in public schools without fear of retribution succeeded in the House on Monday.
However, a couple of lawmakers debated whether state Superintendent Sandy Garrett supports it.
A controversial provision in House Bill 2633 states that “students may express their beliefs about religion in homework, artwork, and other written and oral assignments free from discrimination based on the religious content of their submissions.”
The bill’s author, Rep. Sally Kern, R-Oklahoma City, asserted that in a lengthy phone conversation, Garrett “assured me that she was in favor of it.”
Based on a comment made below the article I went searching and found this from the Senate’s site. The TW article does not match up with the Senate’s article in regard to who authored the bill, interestingly enough. Senate’s article is below in the next post.