Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Judge: Stop Promoting Religion

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.


  1. Glen, that's kind of... wrong. You can't promote religion in public schools, it's as simple as that. I mean, maybe I wouldn't have complained, but here are two things listed as complaints that the school admitted were true:

    Teachers and staff at Pace High School preaching about "Judgment Day with the Lord."

    Teachers and staff offering Bible readings and biblical interpretations during student meetings.

    That's not what school is for.

  2. Of course it's wrong to promote religion in a public school, UNLESS IT'S THE CATHOLIC FAITH WHICH IS THE ONLY TRUE FAITH


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