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Christian Group Jumps Gun on 'Prayer' Bill, Thrashes Newspapers' 'Mockery'

The Christian Family Coalition announced today that Gov. Rick Scott "has already agreed to sign" Senate Bill 98, the so-called school prayer bill.

That was news to the governor's office, which told Sunshine State News that Scott has yet to decide which way to go on the legislation that would authorize student-led "inspirational messages."

"Governor Scott has said he will review the bill and make a decision. He hasnt made a decision yet," said press secretary Lane Wright.

Meantime, CFC president Anthony Verdugo slammed three Florida newspapers for publishing columns that "viciously and violently attacked and mocked supporters of SB 98."

After slapping the Tampa Bay Times and the Palm Beach Post, Verdugo took on Miami Herald columnist Myriam Marquez for writing "a hate-filled and mocking hit piece" denigrating the legislation.

"The only reason these so-called journalists feel free to attack people of faith, particularly Christians, is because they know we will remain silent and do nothing about it," Verdugo said.

But CFC isn't suffering in silence. Verdugo submitted letters to the editor to each of the three newspapers, and the Herald printed the CFC's reply Monday -- eight days after Marquez's piece appeared.

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