Thursday, June 2, 2011

Judge bans prayer at graduation ceremony

DALLAS Tx. - A judge has banned prayer at a high school graduation ceremony following a lawsuit filed by two agnostic parents.
"The decision apparently is focused entirely on the official program of the school's commencement," Perkins School of theology dean William Lawrence said.
Lawrence said school children participating in the ceremony won't be prevented from "saying things about their personal faith that are important."
Lawrence said the ruling, which was made Tuesday by a federal judge in San Antonio, won't have any effect on other graduations in north Texas.
"As far as I know, the judge's position only applied to this specific case and this specific school district, that it was not written to have implications for other districts," he said.
That hasn't prevented the ruling from sending ripples across the Lone Star State this graduation season.

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