Texas Lieutenant Governor Says He Will Pass Ten Commandments Bill

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(ConservativeHub.com) – Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R) took to X to state that he plans to pass a bill similar to the one in Louisiana concerning the display of the Ten Commandments in classrooms in his state. 

The Louisiana law makes it mandatory for the display of the Ten Commandments to be placed in all public college and school classrooms. 

Patrick in his post slammed state House Speaker Dade Phelan (R), who blocked the Texas state Senate bill that would make such a display required in schools. Patrick also promised that he would bring the bill back. 

According to Patrick, SB 1515 is going to help students recognize the heritage and fundamental foundation of U.S. and Texas law, which he argued is the Ten Commandments. 

SB 1515 was passed by the state’s Senate during the last legislative session and would have made it mandatory that the Ten Commandments be on display in public elementary and secondary schools. Patrick is also the state Senate president, as he is the lieutenant governor. 

The bill managed to pass through the session on partisan lines. However, many Democrats slammed it, calling it an insult to “non-Christian Texans.” 

The bill was also favorably voted on by a House committee. However, it never reached the state House floor, which kept it from moving forward. 

Patrick expressed his belief that Phelan was at fault for what had occurred. In his post, he claimed that Texas should have been the first state in the country to pass such a mandate, but Phelan killed the bill by letting it stay in the committee for a month. He argued this meant that there was no time for a floor vote on the bill. 

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