Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Suit Challenges School-Sponsored Religious Activity

On Monday, the American Humanist Association and three individuals filed suit against the Hall County Georgia School District seeking to enjoin prayers and religious activities that are part of the District's football and other athletic programs. (Press release.) The complaint (full text) in American Humanist Association, Inc. v. Hall County School District, (ND GA, filed 12/1/2014) alleges in part:
This action challenges Defendants’ policy, practice, and custom of  authorizing faculty, coaches and other school officials to lead and participate in prayer with students during school-sponsored activities, and their policy, practice, and custom of inserting biblical references into official football team documents and banners, in violation of the Establishment Clause.