Though most are overwhelmingly positive about the bill, some felt that the proposed bill could open up the schools to lawsuits. They also questioned which religions should be openly expressed.
If the bill passes it would protect students who organize religious groups and activities from discrimination. The wording in the proposed Student Religious Liberties Act says a student cannot be discriminated against for expressing religious viewpoints in school forums or at sporting events.
The proposed measure says that it is okay for a student or student speaker to express religious viewpoints at graduation events or other school events, and that the student's viewpoint is not the viewpoint of the school district.
Some Mississippi House and Senate members are going so far as to call this the "Mississippi Prayer Encouragement Bill."