Attorney General Jeff Landry Joins Family Research Council's Washington Watch Radio to Discuss a Guidance on Religious Expression in Public Schools

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WASHINGTON, January 9, 2018 – Yesterday, Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry appeared on Washington Watch with Tony Perkins, a national radio show which airs on more than 240 stations across the country. On the show, Atty. Gen. Landry discussed a new guidance document, co-authored with Rep. Mike Johnson (R-La.), which provides answers to students religious expression rights in public schools.

Atty. Gen. Landry shared how the guidance outlines the constitutional protections on students’ freedom of speech, “We want students to know that they have a right to express their religious beliefs and that their first amendment rights are not surrendered at the schoolhouse door.” Landry went on, “Both Congressman Mike Johnson and I worked collectively over a number of months to put together a student rights handbook so that students have a guidance, under which they know they can express their religious beliefs, of what they can do in the public school system.”

Washington Watch producer, Russ Jones, who guest hosted for Tony, concluded, "What’s important to also note that I read in your material, is that school officials cannot prohibit those activities at school, unless it interferes with school operations or infringes on the rights of other students.”

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