“I actually support funding for teaching the fundamentals of America’s Founding Fathers’ religion, which is Christianity, in public schools or private schools. I liked the idea of giving parents the option of sending their children to a public school or a Christian school. We need to insure that it does not open the door to fund radical Islam schools. There are a thousand Muslim schools that have sprung up recently. I do not support using public funds for teaching Islam anywhere here in Louisiana.”
–State Rep. Valerie Hodges (R-Denham Springs), on having second thoughts about her vote in favor of House Bill 976, Gov. Piyush Jindal’s school voucher bill, that he subsequently signed into law as Act 2.