The Renew America website reports today (June 2, 2011) that a federal judge in San Antonio, Texas has banned prayer at a high school graduation ceremony, after the agnostic parents of a senior went to court.
The ruling from Chief U.S. District Judge Fred Biery came as Medina Valley High School in Castroville, Texas prepares for Saturday's graduation.
Biery's order was in response to a lawsuit filed by Christa and Danny Schultz on behalf of their son, Corwin, to block use of prayer. The judge said speakers cannot call on audience members to bow their heads, join in prayer, or say "amen."
Assistant Superintendent Chris Martinez said school officials will follow the order against public prayer.