Friday, February 10, 2012

School prayer

  • Settling a controversial prayer lawsuit, the Medina Valley Independent School District has agreed that its teachers, administrators and other employees will not pray with students, elicit prayer, proselytize or display religious artifacts.
  • (Houston Chronicle)
  • When teen suicides surfaced in Midland, the pain and grief felt by students hit way too close to home for 19-year-old Bethany Campbell.
  • (My West Texas)
  • Despite all the problems facing our state, the Florida Legislature has made passing a religiously divisive and coercive school prayer bill a priority.
  • (Sun Sentinel)
  • A decorated Marine who was fatally shot by an Orange County sheriffs deputy in a high school parking lot was described as a deeply religious man who regularly went to the campus track with his young daughters for early-morning prayer walks.
  • (Los Angeles Times)
  • at secondary school commencement exercises or any other noncompulsory student assembly," I am only one rabbi speaking for himself. The bill does not allow prayer in the classroom, or to any other "captive audience" of students.
  • (News-Press)
  • Following the shooting death of 15-year-old West Thibodaux Middle School student Jamonta "Monta" Miles "It actually turned into a prayer vigil," the 31-year-old said.
  • (Houma Courier)
  • The sky will not fall; neither will the Earth swallow up young people if they lead in public prayer at school events. This issue is basically about developing camaraderie between students and all spectators attending the event.
  • (Orlando Sentinel)
  • A bill intended to allow students to give inspirational messages at noncompulsory school events is working its way through the Florida Legislature. Senate Bill 98 was passed earlier this month 31 to 8 by senators and now is in the House.
  • (NW Florida Daily News)

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