Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Cranston, RI School Board Retains Prayer Banner; It Remains in High School Despite ACLU Threats

The Christian Broadcast Network website reports today (March 9, 2011) that the Cranston, Rhode Island school committee has decided not to remove a prayer banner from a public high school, despite threats from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) to sue the school board over the banner.

The banner uses the phrase "Our Heavenly Father" and ends with "Amen."

The banner has hung on a wall of Cranston High School West since the 1950s.

Although students are not required to recite the prayer, the ACLU says the banner violates students' First Amendment rights.

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