Arkansas school cancels graduation in...

Arkansas school cancels graduation instead of prayer

There are 46 comments on the Examiner.com story from May 8, 2013, titled Arkansas school cancels graduation instead of prayer. In it, Examiner.com reports that:

The Riverside School district in Lake City, Arkansas , was given a choice. Either drop their illegal prayer from a graduation ceremony or face legal action.

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wondering

Jonesboro, AR

#42 May 13, 2013
Strel wrote:
<quoted text>Is BIC a private institution?

This law does not apply to private institutions.

And has been explained ad nauseam, it is school sponsorship of the prayer that is the problem.

Students can pray all they like. It just cannot be sponsored by a PUBLIC school.
Buffalo Island Central is a PUBLIC school.
Strel

Tallahassee, FL

#43 May 13, 2013
wondering wrote:
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Buffalo Island Central is a PUBLIC school.
Then they are either breaking the law or they qualify for some kind of exception.

You aren't giving enough detail to tell.
Guest

United States

#44 May 13, 2013
We are special!!
Melvin

Blytheville, AR

#45 May 13, 2013
BIC is not the only school that has Baccularette services so does Trumann and several others. They are all public schools and are no different than Riverside. These services are held at the school and usually on a sunday night.
Guest

United States

#46 May 13, 2013
Perhaps bic has a board with balls!!!
Strel

Tallahassee, FL

#47 May 14, 2013
Melvin wrote:
BIC is not the only school that has Baccularette services so does Trumann and several others. They are all public schools and are no different than Riverside. These services are held at the school and usually on a sunday night.
Then they are likely breaking the law, depending on the level of school sponsorship of the religious aspects of the "services" and what goes on at them.

Rural areas get away with this sort of thing for a time, but the law gets around to them eventually.

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