Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that prayers during school graduation violate
the Establishment Clause.
On Jun 4, 1:48 pm, dick thompson <rhomp2...@earthlink.net> wrote:
> BTW, a federal court overturned this ruling yesterday.
> A federal appeals court has lifted the order banning public prayer at
> a Texas high school graduation Saturday.
> The reversal comes on the heels of increasing criticism of a federal
> judge's earlier ruling that agreed with the parents of one graduating
> student that religious expression during the ceremony at Medina Valley
> Independent School District would cause "irreparable harm" to their son.
> The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals thought differently, reversing the
> judge's ruling Friday and allowing students to say the word "amen" and
> invite the audience to pray during the ceremony.
> "This is a complete victory for religious freedom and for Angela," said
> Kelly Shackelford, president/CEO of Liberty Institute, which had
> represented class valedictorian Angela Hildenbrand in the appeal. "We
> are thrilled that she will be able to give her prayer without censorship
> in her valedictorian speech tomorrow night. No citizen has the right to
> ask the government to bind and gag the free speech of another citizen."
> Chief U.S. District Judge Fred Biery's initial ban had been denounced as
> an "activist decision" by U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, who called it
> "exactly the wrong civics lesson to teach to the class of 2011."
> More at:http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/06/03/texas-senator-blasts-judge...
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