Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Suit Challenges Prayer and Bible Readings At School Board Meetings

The Freedom From Religion Foundation filed suit last week against a California school board challenging the practice of prayer and Bible readings at school board meetings.  The complaint (full text) in Freedom From Religion Foundation, Inc. v. Chino Valley Unified School District Board of Education, (CD CA, filed 11/13/2014), alleges:
The Chino Valley School Board ... begins each meeting with a prayer. Indeed the meetings resemble a church service more than a school board meeting, complete with Bible readings by the Board members, Bible quotations by Board members, and other statements by Board members promoting the Christian religion.
The suit contends that the school board's practices violate both the federal and California constitutions. Friendly Atheist blog reports on the lawsuit.