(HOUSTON CHRONICLE) — A central Missouri judge is considering a legal challenge over a state constitutional amendment dealing with prayer.
Cole County Circuit Judge Pat Joyce held a hearing Monday.
Missouri lawmakers passed the constitutional amendment last year and referred it to the 2012 ballot. It states that people can pray in public places as long as they do not disturb the peace. It also says students can express their religious beliefs and cannot be compelled to participate in assignments that violate their religious beliefs.
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