Judge Orders Doniphan Schools to End Prayers

1 decade 2 years 6 months ago Tuesday, September 05 2006 Sep 5, 2006 Tuesday, September 05, 2006 8:30:37 PM CDT September 05, 2006 in News
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ST. LOUIS - A federal judge in St. Louis has ordered a southeast Missouri school district to end school prayer. District Judge Henry Autrey ordered the Doniphan school district to abide by its policy recognizing separation of church and state. The American Civil Liberties Union filed a federal lawsuit in July for a woman and her two school-age children because of mandatory assemblies and teacher-led prayer in May at Doniphan Elementary School. The ACLU said separation of church and state forbids schools from promoting religious viewpoints.

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