After Rep. Mary Sue McClurkin's astonishing assertion last legislative sesson that a baby is the "largest organ in a woman's body," we all knew she wasn't destined for a medical career. Now, after yesterday's committee vote on HB318, we can also cross mathmetician off the list.
By way of a voice vote, the House Education Policy Committee passed a bill that would require teachers to recite Christian prayers in public schools every day, even though the majority of members did not vote for it.
Rep. Mary Sue McClurkin, R-Indian Springs, chairwoman of the committee, said she heard more votes in favor of the bill.
“It’s what I heard as chairman,” she said.
Reps. Terri Collins, R-Decatur, Elaine Beech, D-Chatom, and Phil Williams, R-Huntsville, all voted against the bill. Reps. Marcel Black, D-Tuscumbia, Mac Buttram, R-Cullman, and Kerry Rich, R-Albertville, did not vote at all.
The only two to vote in favor of the bill were McClurkin and Rep. Lesley Vance, R-Phenix City.
But what's up with the members who didn't vote? I the cat got your tongues, I swear I'm not the kitty responsible!