Louisiana School District Apologizes for Veterans Day Assembly That Included Christian Prayer

A couple of days ago, I posted about a Veterans Day assembly that took place at Morgan City High School in Louisiana. It began with a Christian prayer — and students were told to stand up and bow their heads. The American Humanist Association’s Appignani Humanist Legal Center wanted assurances it would never happen again:

It didn’t take long for the district to admit the prayer never should have happened. In a statement released by the superintendent and a district attorney, they said the blatant Christianity was “not consistent with district policy”:

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Student Disrupts Classmates’ Education by Preaching and School Officials Asked Him to Stop… So He’s Suing Them

Church/state separation advocates have been saying for a long time that prayer is perfectly legal is public schools. Even though teachers and administrators can’t lead them, students are welcome to pray on their own time. They can form Christian clubs after school, too, just like everyone else.

What they can’t do is pretend their religion gives them special rights. Yet, that’s exactly what Michael Leal, a senior at Cascade High School in Washington, is claiming. Leal has been obnoxiously preaching his faith during school events, creating a disturbance everywhere he goes. School officials told him to knock it off — so, of course, he’s suing them claiming his free speech rights are under attack:



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School Named After Promoter of Separation of Church and State Accused of Violating Separation of Church and State

It’s not just that an elementary school student was taught to say a prayer before eating lunch.

It’s that the school she went to was named after the guy who coined the idea of “separation of church and state” in the first place:



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Louisiana School Bus Driver Tells Teen to “Repent” for “Sin” of Homosexuality

A Louisiana bus driver far overstepped her call of duty when she pulled a 16-year-old boy aside and advised him to repent for his sins.

The ACLU of Louisiana this week sent a letter to the East Baton Rouge Parish School System superintendent, the school district’s director of transportation, and the Broadmoor High Schools principal explaining how the anonymous driver singled out and harassed the student (referred to as John Doe).

Last month, when Doe tried to get off the school bus, the driver pulled him aside for a lecture:

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BYU Expels Ex-Mormons Who Still Attend the School, but This Group is Looking to Change That

It makes sense that, if you attend a private religious school and lose your faith along the way, you shouldn’t go there anymore. It’s never that simple, though. What if your parents are paying your tuition because you go to that school? What if you’re in too deep with your major and transferring schools would [Read More...]


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