Don't fret – SYATP still doesn't violate the law

Friday, September 18, 2015
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Bob Kellogg (OneNewsNow.com)

Next Wednesday, thousands of Christian students will gather around their schools' flagpoles to pray, and as always, detractors will wrongfully tell them that that what they're doing is unconstitutional.

See You at the Pole began in 1990 when students in Burleson, Texas gathered around their school's flagpole to pray for their friends, schools, and leaders. Since then, the event has spread nationwide. Matt Sharp of Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) says after all of these years, some still maintain it violates the law.

Sharp, Matt (ADF)"After years and years and years of this great event going on, of court cases upholding the right of students to do this, there are still groups that believe that any involvement of prayer at school with students gathering together for prayer at the flagpole somehow violates the separation of church and state," he tells OneNewsNow.

With that in mind, the attorney points concerned students and teachers to a legal memo that can be downloaded from the ADF website. It explains their right to pray on school property.

"Students have nothing to fear when they gather around the flagpole, and school officials can not only allow it, but can encourage students to do it through allowing students to hand out flyers and invitations – things like that," Sharp asserts.

ADF's website includes other information on students' and teachers' religious freedoms at school.

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