Tag archive for ‘prayer in school’
By Brandon Jones On Thursday, August 28th, 2014
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Florida school replaces chaplains with ‘life coaches’ after threat of lawsuit

Orange County Public Schools in Florida have changed a longstanding tradition of allowing local pastors to volunteer their time as high school football chaplains. The religious leaders have now been replaced by More...

By Laura Jones On Thursday, April 24th, 2014

New survey: generic public prayer is okay, Jesus Christ is the problem

While the U.S. Supreme Court will rule on the constitutionality of prayer at public meetings, a new survey finds U.S. voters clearly favor prayer – as long as the public prayer is generic and not specifically More...

By Laura Jones On Friday, February 14th, 2014

Alabama bill would require schools to start day by reading congressional prayer

A Republican lawmaker has recently proposed a bill that would require Alabama schools to begin each day with prayer. Taken from the opening prayers of Congress, the bill’s sponsor, Steve Hurst, says 15 minutes More...

By Butter Bracco On Monday, January 27th, 2014

Virginia bill protecting student prayer in school moves ahead after Senate vote

Virginia moved one step closer to passing a bill meant to protect student prayer in public schools, as the measure has passed the upper house of the state legislature. In a close vote, the Virginia Senate approved More...

By Butter Bracco On Monday, October 21st, 2013

Pennsylvania school moves to block prayer for Veterans Day celebration, American Legion says they won’t come

American Legion Post 311 in Hawley, Pennsylvania is taking a stand: If reciting poems, veterans day quotes along with prayer by its chaplain, is not allowed for a school’s Veterans Day celebration, Legion members More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, October 11th, 2013
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Tennessee Pastor Alan Stewart refuses to apologize for 9/11 speech at school, Freedom From Religion responds

A Tennessee pastor spoke for seven minutes during an optional public school event remembering 9/11 and his appearance has sparked a formal complaint from the Freedom from Religion Foundation. Pastor Alan Stewart More...

By Laura Jones On Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

Kurt Browning, Florida school superintendent, in firestorm over student led prayer memo

Praying Hands (Betende Hände) by Albrecht Dürer Kurt Browning probably didn’t expect the backlash and publicity surrounding a memo reminding Pasco County high school football coaches not to lead prayer with More...

By Butter Bracco On Thursday, September 26th, 2013

Rhode Island school finally replaces prayer banner with secular mural after losing lawsuit by atheist student

Nearly two years after atheist student Jessica Ahlquist won a lawsuit against her high school for its auditorium’s prayer banner, which had stood in place for nearly 50 years, the school has finally replaced More...

By Laura Jones On Thursday, September 26th, 2013

Freedom From Religion Foundation negotiating details in South Carolina school district lawsuit over graduation prayer

Lawyers are still negotiating a deal with the Freedom From Religion Foundation which filed a lawsuit against the Lexington-Richland Five School District in 2012. Students delivering prayers at school graduations More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, September 16th, 2013

Bill Nye ‘The Science Guy’ targets creationists with Bill Maher, who states ‘religion is the enemy of science’

While on Real Time with Bill Maher, Bill Nye took up the arms against creationists, Texas GOP and joined Bill Maher is attacking religion stating “religion is the enemy of science.” Photo Doobie Jefferson via More...

By Laura Jones On Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

Mississippi returns prayer to schools for students with a ‘disclaimer’ to protect the district

Mississippi governor signed a new law requiring school districts to adopt a policy to allow a “limited public forum” at school events such as football games or morning announcements, to let students More...



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