Hundreds of Florida Students Make a Stand by Reciting the Lord’s Prayer during their Graduation
Aimee Herd : Jun 10, 2009
“Neither students nor teachers shed their constitutional rights at the schoolhouse gate. The students at Pace High School refused to remain silent…”
According to a report by the Liberty Counsel, nearly 400 students at Pace High School participated in an impromptu recitation of the Lord’s Prayer during their graduation on Saturday.
The students were reportedly taking a stand against being denied the right to pray after a decree which “bans all Santa Rosa County School District employees from engaging in prayer or religious activities.” The decree was issued after a lawsuit was filed by the ACLU.
Some of the students had also painted a cross on the top of their graduation caps.
Matt Staver, of the Liberty Counsel, commented on the event saying, “Neither students nor teachers shed their constitutional rights at the schoolhouse gate. The students at Pace High School refused to remain silent…”
To watch a video report by WEAR ABC TV, CLICK HERE.
Source: Liberty Counsel