Last week, I posted about how administrators at East Liverpool High School in Ohio put a stop to the traditional singing of the Lord’s Prayer during the graduation ceremony because even they understood this was an unconstitutional promotion of Christianity. (The letter from the Freedom From Religion Foundation probably helped, too.)
No one was calling for the end of religious music at the school — there are obviously ways to do it legally in a choir or orchestra class — but as you can imagine, Christians were quick to see this as persecution. Because if they’re not allowed to push their religion on everyone else, even in a public school, they assume they’re being oppressed.
All of that happened before the ceremony itself. So what happened during the actual graduation?