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FLORENCE, S.C. -

It's a stance, that many statewide have taken over the years and now the issue is back near the forefront.

"I think the proof is in the pudding, I think if you see what's going around you'll see that we are missing something," said Bill Pickle, Former Florence GOP Chair.

That something is prayer.

Many in the Pee Dee and even state lawmakers, who recently sponsored a bill in a renewed effort, are ready to see prayer re-enter the classrooms.

"Since the time that prayer has been tackled, you'll see that we don't have the discipline, you don't have the respect, you have more violence and I think and many of us believe that that correlates directly with not having that little bit of morality boost in the morning." said Pickle

From prayer being introduced at Florence School District One meetings to town hall discussions concerning the issue, some members of the community are again out to see this become a reality in South Carolina schools.

"There is starting too be a grassroots, you know that famous word. Grassroots effort to get prayer back in school," Pickle mentioned.

Pickle, feels the federal government is infringing on this right and says it's a matter best left to state and local governments.

While some groups say prayer should stay out of the classroom, others remain hopeful for change.

"I think...and I pray, that prayer will be allowed back in school," said Pickle.

South Carolina lawmakers introduced a bill concerning school prayer.

The Democrat-backed proposal would require all schools to provide a minute of silence at the start of each school day.

The teacher may deliver a prayer during that time as long as a student can leave the classroom if he or she does not want to.

Click here to take a look at the new prayer bill.

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