Judge Reeves' threat to MS school is no surprise

Monday, August 31, 2015
 | 
Bob Kellogg (OneNewsNow.com)

One attorney is not surprised that a high school band in Mississippi has been banned from playing a traditional hymn that it planned to perform during halftime at football games.

As previously reported, the marching band at Brandon High School has been prevented from performing "How Great Thou Art" because U.S. District Court Judge Carlton Reeves has ruled it would violate an agreement reached after a Christian minister prayed at an awards banquet.

Staver

"For this particular judge to say that you cannot have any religious songs or prayers or any activities at any school-sponsored event goes far beyond what the Supreme Court has ruled and far beyond what any other federal court of appeals has ruled," Mat Staver of Liberty Counsel points out. "In fact, it's completely to the contrary."

Staver was not surprised that Judge Reeves threatened to fine the school $10,000 for another violation.

"This is an Obama appointee, and this is sometimes what you get with his appointees," the attorney laments. "Unfortunately this particular judge is not following the Constitution, but is that a surprise by most of his appointees or by the president himself? It's really not."

The townspeople decided not to take the judge's decision sitting down. During halftime, they stood in the stands and sang "How Great Thou Art."

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