After One Brave Member Resigned in Protest, School Board Votes Against Public Prayers at Meetings

Earlier this month, the Rockingham County Board of Education (North Carolina) debated whether or not they should pray at meetings instead of sticking to a moment of silence.

One board member, Leonard Pryor, was so appalled this would even be considered that he resigned in protest, presumably before any lawsuits came their way:

On Monday night, after plenty of discussion, the board correctly voted 7-3 against the prayers:

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Even More Awful Details About the Public School That Allowed Students to Skip Class to Pray

Here’s the story of what happened at Lumpkin County High School (Georgia) as I wrote about it a week ago:

50 students prayed together (with an adult coach) for more than six hours, causing them to miss their classes. Four faculty members were also part of the prayer group. Superintendent Dewey Moye said he wouldn’t punish anybody over the incident.

Now, the Freedom From Religion Foundation is saying the situation is even worse than we were led to believe (PDF)… in four specific areas.

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After Atheists Stop Graduation Prayer at Lincoln County High School, Misinformation is Everywhere

Earlier this month, I wrote about a group of students at Lincoln County High School (in Kentucky). They were fed up with the way their administrators let students vote on whether or not to have a graduation prayer, knowing that the majority of students were Christians who want nothing more than to have the school honor their faith in public.

So they spoke to the principal and got the policy changed:

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A Form of Evangelism I Could Get Behind

The words “campus preacher” probably conjure up images of homophobic men who scream about hellfire at everyone as they walk by, but Ivan Imes (a.k.a. Jesus Talk), as he’s known to students, takes a very different approach at Louisiana State University:

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The Ten Commandment Plaques Are Coming Down in Muldrow, Oklahoma, but Gage Pulliam Still Has Reason to Worry

Last night, hundreds of people crowded into the Muldrow Public Schools cafeteria as the school board met to discuss what would become of the Ten Commandments plaques that have been posted in all the classrooms for the past two decades.

What the news reports did not tell you is that Gage was at the meeting last night. And it was the scariest night of his life.

I spoke with Gage late last night to get his version of the story, and his tone was very different from the one you saw in the brief interview above or the articles that mention him.

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