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Sun Sep 30, 2018, 09:37 PM

Group demands Ohio County Schools stop public prayer

A Wisconsin-based organization that works to "protect the constitutional separation between church and state" sent a letter to Ohio County Public Schools this week, demanding they not allow public prayers at school-sponsored events.

The letter was sent Sept. 26 by the Freedom From Religion Foundation. The letter, which was addressed to school superintendent Scott Lewis, was prompted by an Aug. 24 incident, where a student recited a prayer at a football game using the public address system.

Colin McNamara, an attorney with the Freedom from Religion Foundation, wrote that the Supreme Court struck down invocations over loudspeakers at public school athletic events, regardless of whether the prayer was led by a student. McNamara wrote the Supreme Court found a prayer at a school-sponsored event "would lead an objective observer to perceive it as a state endorsement of religion."

The complaint came from a family in the school district the letter said.

Read more: http://www.messenger-inquirer.com/news/local/group-demands-ohio-county-schools-stop-public-prayer/article_d4a7be0e-985f-5688-b85f-60b171ef7724.html

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Sep 30, 2018, 10:03 PM

1. I went to a graduation in Indiana in June

where one of the students said a prayer. It is also done a lot in the schools around here.

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Sun Sep 30, 2018, 10:36 PM

2. I bet they'd freak out if someone started to say a Hail Mary.

Or started with, "Baruch Atah Adonai, Eloheinu Melech Ha’Olam . . ."

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