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Middle Schooler Sues to Mention God in Grad Speech

Atheist group now involving itself:

A Washington, D.C.-based church-state watchdog group has filed a friend-of-the-court brief on behalf of a New York public school being sued by a student who wanted to include a religious message in her graduation ceremony.

Americans United for Separation of Church and State filed the amicus brief earlier this year in support of Taconic Hills Central School District, which did not allow a middle school student, identified only as "A.M.," from quoting Numbers 6:24-26 in her graduation speech.
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1 comments:

Mary De Voe said...

The First Amendment guarantees all persons the freedom to worship God, to speak to God, to write about God and to peaceably assemble for God. To deny or redefine these unalienable rights is to impugn the innocence of the citizen, to disenfranchise the sovereign person, and to violate our founding principles, the principles that we hold "self-evident" truths that all men are created equal. If the atheist can exercise his freedom according to our constitution, than most certainly every man, woman, and child is free to enjoy his freedoms. To deny First Amendment rights is to violate our Constitution.


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