Sunday, May 12, 2013

School Board Cancels Official 6th Grade Graduation After Complaints About Prayer; Privately Sponsored Ceremony Planned

In Lake City, Arkansas, the Riverside School District has voted "to no longer sponsor the 6th grade graduation" after the Freedom From Religion Foundation, on behalf of a parent, wrote to object to prayer being part of the graduation ceremony. Yesterday's Christian Post reports that instead several mothers are organizing a graduation ceremony at a local church.  Parent Kelly Adams, who objected to the Board's cancellation of the ceremony, argued: "We serve a God. And we should have the right to serve that God anywhere."