A federal judge has ordered the Santa Rosa County School District to stop promoting religion and prayer in the classroom and at school events.
U.S. District Court Judge Casey Rodgers ruled Friday after school officials admitted allegations in a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union.
The ACLU sued the district, Pace High School Principal Frank Lay and former Superintendent John Rogers on behalf of two unnamed Pace High students. - PNJ.com
We know from the First Amendment that Congress can't pass laws respecting an establishment of religion. Can states do whatever they want? Yes. Also, in cases like these, it is important to determine if the prayer was mandatory.