Thursday, September 12, 2013

Suit Challenges Elementary School Graduation In Chapel With Christian Prayers

The American Humanist Association announced yesterday that it has filed a federal lawsuit against the Greenville County, South Carolina school district challenging on Establishment Clause grounds its practice of holding graduation for a Taylors, South Carolina elementary school in the chapel of North Greenville University. The University  describes itself as offering "a quality education in a biblically sound, Christ-centered environment." The complaint (full text) in American Humanist Association v. Greenville County School District, (D SC, filed 9/11/2013), claims that the graduation ceremony in the chapel also included two student-led Christian prayers that had been reviewed and approved by school staff.