Is school sponsored prayer in public schools a violation of the first amendment?
To have to stop class 5 times a day so that the students can all kneel and face Mecca is asking too much.
Because we're talking about Islamic prayers, right?
All the first amendment says is that congress must follow antidisestablishmentarianism. In fact, I think this behavior of prayer in school is totally supported by the freedom of speech. So you offend people; oh well. That's not illegal.
I'm going to agree with Engale v Vitale on this one
As long as its general prayer and not toward a specific religion and not mandtory its ok
Yes, although student-run prayer at the school is not.
Yes - "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion…"
Congress isn't establishing a religion though. That has nothing to do with this.
well, it wouldn't actually be congress establishing anything... really, they don't even fund the schools directly. I don't support the idea by any stretch, but I think the argument is courtesy, not the first amendment.
@redsox: you beat me to it! slow connection. . .
Very much soq
Hail Mary full of Grace, Allah al ackbahwe! Could be wrong!