School Board says NO to Graduation PRAYER at Franklinton High School…

Don’t expect a graduation ‘prayer’ at Franklinton High School.  The Franklin County Board of Education voted unanimously to remove ‘prayer’ during the school’s graduation in response to a parent complaint filed with the state A-C-L-U claiming that ‘public prayer’ is unconstitutional.  In fact, the Franklin County School Board is in the process of making policy changes to ensure that there is no prayer at other school-sponsored events.   WTVD reported that the prayer ban was sparked after a Franklinton High senior complained about a Christian-led prayer at an awards ceremony earlier this month.  Franklinton is located 30 miles northeast of Raleigh.  www.newsobserver.com/2012/05/29/2098264/board-votes-to-remove-prayer-from.html#storylink=cpy

Alliance Defense Fund (ADF) Senior Counsel David Cortman stresses that parents and students need to know their rights…   “(Christian) students and school staff shouldn’t be censored from expressing their beliefs in public schools.  The ACLU cannot set its own opinion up as supreme over the U.S. Constitution and decades of legal precedent. Lip service to students’ First Amendment-protected rights to express their religious beliefs at school is a flimsy cover for the ACLU’s real agenda, which is imposing restrictions that trample these rights.”   www.alliancedefensefund.org/News/PRDetail/5083

Students: Know Your Rights (Alliance Defense Fund information)

http://oldsite.alliancedefensefund.org/userdocs/studentrights.pdf

http://oldsite.alliancedefensefund.org/userdocs/StudentRightsHandBook.pdf

The Alliance Defense Fund (ADF) is a legal alliance of Christian attorneys and like-minded organizations defending the right of people to freely live out their faith. Launched in 1994, ADF employs a unique combination of strategy, training, funding, and litigation to protect and preserve religious liberty, the sanctity of life, marriage and the family.   www.alliancedefensefund.org/

 

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I enjoy many things: Music. Family movie nights. My American flag flapping in the wind. Sunsets at the beach. Snow days. The Sweet Tea Party. Salvation through Grace… VERSE: “Let everything that has breath praise the LORD” Psalm 150 QUOTE: “A person who loves his job, will never work a day in his life.” MON-SAT 6A-10A (& Sunday@5 host) verne@wbfj.fm