Parents, students tired of prayer being pushed aside

Monday, July 15, 2013
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Bob Kellogg (OneNewsNow.com)

Present and past football players at a Michigan high school are outraged that team members can no longer participate in voluntary prayer at the games.

Bloomfield Hills School District Superintendent Rob Glass quickly caved after receiving a complaint from a parent and banned players from praying publicly after the games.

Staver, Mat (Liberty Counsel)But as Mat Staver of the Liberty Counsel points out, such prayers are protected by the Constitution.

"Interestingly, a number of years ago there were some federal guidelines with regards to religious expression in public schools that were issued," he notes. "It also clearly states that this is a right that students enjoy and must be protected and respected by school authorities."

The Liberty Counsel founder believes many parents and students are tired of the barrage of prayer bans in schools across the country, and many are not going to stand for it anymore.

"There's a time that ultimately comes where a line is crossed, enough is enough, and we have to push back," he asserts. "That's what our founders did, that's what we need to do today, and I think that's what we're seeing across the country."

He adds that Liberty Counsel, a non-profit legal organization advancing religious freedom, is ready, willing and able to represent Bloomfield Hills students or students at any other school where school officials have crossed the line regarding religious rights.

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