Freedom of Religion

Missouri Passes 'Right to Pray' Amendment

First Amendment not enough for some in The Show-Me State.


Missouri voters passed a constitutional amendment asserting the right to pray.

Reiterating a protected right under the U.S. Constitution, on Tuesday Missouri voters overwhelmingly approved an amendment to the state constitution reiterating individuals' right to pray publicly and in schools.

On a day when GOP primaries promised the most competitive statewide races, it passed with 83 percent of the vote, with only two precincts still outstanding. The measure was introduced by Republican state Rep. Mike McGhee and moved onto the ballot by the General Assembly.