Gov. Phil Bryant advocates school prayer in speech to Boys State

First-term Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant told a group of teenagers that he believes it should be possible for public schools to have some sort of nondenominational prayer to open the day.

However, the Republican said he’s not prepared to take any legal action to push the issue.

The Hattiesburg American reports Bryant told about 300 high school students at American Legion Boys State on Tuesday that he grew up with prayer in school.