ACLU of Georgia

HB 547 – Student-led prayer in public schools

HB 547 – Student-led prayer in public schools

Sponsored by: Rep. Sharon Henderson

Committee: House Committee on Education 


  • Creates a 60 second quiet reflection time in public schools that focuses on promoting a secular religion.
  • The bill states, “The moment of quiet reflection authorized by subsection (a) of this Code section is not intended to be and shall not be conducted as a religious service or exercise,” yet it “invite[s] those who elect to participate to stand, and the student may lead the group in…prayer.” The prayer explicitly states, “We ask these blessings through Jesus Christ our Lord.”

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