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senate Bill S. 1279

Freedom to Pray Act

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      Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
    IntroducedJuly 11th, 2013

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Freedom to Pray Act

Official Title

A bill to prohibit the revocation or withholding of Federal funds to programs whose participants carry out voluntary religious activities.


Freedom to Pray Act - Prohibits the federal government from revoking or withholding federal financial assistance that would otherwise be provided to any recipient on the basis of religious activities that are conducted voluntarily and initiated by participants in a program or activity carried out by such recipient. Prohibits this Act from being construed to authorize the United States or any state or political subdivision to: (1) sponsor a religious activity, (2) prohibit a recipient of federal financial assistance from ensuring that a religious activity does not materially and substantially interfere with the orderly conduct of the program or activities carried out by such recipient, (3) require any person to participate in prayer or other religious activity, or (4) compel any employee or agent of a program or activity that is carried out by a recipient of federal financial assistance to participate in an activity if the content of the speech at the activity is contrary to their beliefs.

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