So all the parents of our kindergarten class received an email from a parent asking if anyone would like to join tomorrow before school on school grounds (this is a public school) to pray (as it's National Prayer Day) for our school. Is this legal? Anyone have any idea??

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Hi Gary,

I wasn't trying to stop them because I don't believe. My concern was more of a legal nature. Can they do such a thing?  Can a parent organize a prayer group on public school grounds? I still don't know the answer. But then I learned they blatantly ignored the instructions of the Principal and did it anyways.  Which makes this all the more infuriating.

yeah, I can see them ignoring rules as irritating. 

Follow the money.

If public funds of any kind end up advocating religion, the First Amendment throws up.

The arrogance of some people is just astounding.

When you consider how much money goes into public education, any allotment of (expensive) time is in fact injurious to (tax paying) atheists.

If it's put on by the parents, then it is legal. The state cannot force prayer, but they also cannot ban it. You can pray in school. You just can't be forced to pray by the school, or by any association working with the school. You have every right to not meet at the pole, as I'm assuming that's what that is.


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