Ranger Joe's owner Paul Vorhees to ask Council to support school Bible study effort

Columbus businessman and radio personality Paul Voorhees is scheduled to appear before Columbus Council this evening to ask councilors for “support for efforts to get a prayer and Bible study program on state ballot,” according to council’s agenda.

Voorhees owns Ranger Joe’s, a military and law enforcement supply store on Victory Drive. He and Joe Coley co-host “Ranger Joe’s God and Country Show” from 6-9 a.m. Monday through Friday on radio station WBUE-LPFM, a low-power station broadcasting at 96.1.

In addition to playing religious and patriotic music, Voorhees, Coley, guests and callers discuss religious, social and political topics.

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled state-sponsored prayer in public schools unconstitutional in 1963 and state-sponsored Bible reading in public schools unconstitutional in 1963.