No. 118 (essentialsaltes) wrote,
No. 118

Update on TX organized graduation prayer case

Although the theocrats are rejoicing that the Appeals Court has thrown out the injunction against a graduation prayer, they're being a little dishonest about the situation as they whip up the frenzy about this victory for the personal religious rights of the valedictorian. But that was never the primary issue; I had to doublecheck to see if we were still talking about the same case, since I was positive we were talking about organized prayer by the school. As the Appeals Court notes, the school abandoned the words "invocation" and "benediction" on the graduation program. So the organized prayer was eliminated, as the law requires.

(There is still a legal question, I think, of whether the school wink-winked at the valedictorian to encourage her to pray, but that's a can of worms that the courts will have to deal with. The patently unconstitutional ceremony the school originally intended (and that the plaintiffs objected to) went down in flames as it should have.)
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