Johnson, Gatti share opposing views

Ever since lawsuits alleging promotion of religion in schools prompted the Webster and Bossier Parish school boards to update their religious expression policies, Louisiana legislators have taken action in different ways.

Senator Ryan Gatti (R-Bossier City) authored a bill that would allow school officials to pray with students if unanimous “permission slip” approval were given by parents, a bill that has worked its way through the legislature for the past few weeks. Last week, however, the bill hit a roadblock.

The Louisiana House of Representatives, at the behest of


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