The Freedom From Religion Foundation has succeeded in bullying a
fifth Pennsylvania school board into dropping prayer from its board
The Eastern Lancaster County Board of School Directors is the
latest to cave to the threats from the FFRF, which claims that
prayers at board meetings are unconstitutional. But as Mat Staver
of the Liberty
Counsel maintains, that argument is wrong.
"Prayers at school board meetings are not
unconstitutional," he asserts. "In fact, there's no court in the
country that has put a flat prohibition on prayers at school board
meetings or any other government body meeting."
Liberty Counsel, Staver says, is prepared to defend any school
board that is ready to stand on principle and stand up to the
Freedom From Religion Foundation.
"We just pray that there is some school board or other
government official that stands on principle and stands on what the
Constitution allows them to do and does not simply bend down to
Freedom From Religion Foundation," the attorney states. "I think
that that's unfortunate indeed."
He deems it wrong for threatening letters from the FFRF to end
prayer at school board meetings, as that is a threat to religious
Some conservative political pundits are surprised, if not
pleased, that Ann Romney is criticizing teachers
unions for standing in the way of education reform.