Morning Prayers Are a Part of the San Antonio Police Department Daily Routine

Apparently the San Antonio Police Department conducts “morning prayer” after roll call — and then flaunts it on Facebook:



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President Ronald Reagan’s Son Complains After His Brother Says He’s “Not Afraid of Burning in Hell” in TV Ad

It’s not a secret that President Ronald Reagan‘s son, Ron Reagan, is a vocal atheist.

In November of 2013, he taped a radio ad in which he proclaimed his godlessness and advocated for the Freedom From Religion Foundation:



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Texas School District Says Principal Will Stop Reading Bible Verses During Morning Announcements

A couple of weeks ago, I posted a few recordings of White Oak High School (Texas) Principal Dan Noll reading Bible verses during morning announcements.



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Texas Superintendent Defends Principal Who Reads Bible Verses During Announcements, Calling His Actions “Neutral”

Last week, I posted a few recordings of White Oak High School (Texas) Principal Dan Noll reading Bible verses during morning announcements.

That’s obviously illegal. And it’s not the first time they’ve been caught violating church/state separation. The Freedom From Religion Foundation sent them a letter last October concerning prayers said over the loudspeakers during football games and coach-led prayers before the game. The district denied both charges.

They can’t deny the recordings, though. What’s amazing is how they haven’t even bothered to try.

Yesterday, Superintendent Michael Gilbert wrote this on his district blog:

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A Texas High School Student Recorded His Principal Reciting Bible Verses During Morning Announcements

Every morning, studentsĀ at White Oak High School in Texas hear their morning announcements… along with a daily Bible verse read by Principal Dan Noll.

If you’re thinking that sounds illegal… you’d be right. The 1963 Supreme Court case Abington School District v. Schempp put a stop to school-sponsored Bible readings and subsequent rulings have only affirmed that idea.

Even Texas should’ve caught up with the law by now.

How do we know this is going on?

A student at the school recorded the announcements three separate times over the past month and provided me with the audio, which you can hear below for the first time:



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