Mississippi School Quickly Caves on Religious Convocation

The public school district in Jackson, Mississippi wasted little time in agreeing to stop holding religious services for their mandatory convocation held at the start of each school year. In a letter to the American Humanist Association, the school promised to make sure all speakers refrain from religious messages during the event. You can read the letter from the school district here.

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  • StevoR : Free West Papua, free Tibet, let the Chagossians return!

    Good.

    Unusually good.

  • D. C. Sessions

    Shocking, actually — they must have actually listened to their lawyers.

  • Trebuchet

    It’s just more persecution of Christians, of course. Obama will be using his army of central American children to round them up and behead them any day now.

  • Chiroptera

    The letter says the district will follow federal and state law. I’m guessing that at some point, the school district leaders are going to betray an, uh, idiosyncratic interpretation of the relevant law. In fact, this being Mississippi, I’m guessing that the state law may be written in a way that encourages idiosyncratic interpretation.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    Chiroptera “In fact, this being Mississippi, I’m guessing that the state law may be written in a way that encourages idiosyncratic interpretation.”

    On the plus side, at least they’ve got written law now.

  • D. C. Sessions

    Modus, they’ve always had written law. Recently, they’ve even had people who could read it.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    D. C. Sessions that sounds eye-lee-tist to me.

  • John Pieret

    Modus:

    that sounds eye-lee-tist to me.

    That’s what the illiterate always scribble in crayon.

  • lanir

    Hey now, don’t pick on illiterate people. Illiteracy is just a form of ignorance. Willful stupidity, now that you’re stuck with until you’re willing to get over it.

  • jnorris

    Hey, John Pieret! them folks ain’t illiterate. They’re parents was marryeded.

  • Alverant

    I’m skeptical they’re going to do it. Let’s see what happens for the next few meetings and see how quickly the mandatory prayers creep back in.

  • anubisprime

    They knew they were flogging a half dead donkey…they just wanted to see just how far they could flog the critter before they got busted for it!

  • chilidog99

    $10 says the people running the convocations ignore the lawyers and start praying anyway.