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skinner February 2nd, 2014 2:44pm

Is school sponsored prayer in public schools a violation of the first amendment?

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RJ1969 SoCal
02/02/14 11:27 am

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?

Oboette17 Senioritis
02/02/14 10:47 am

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.

02/02/14 10:00 am

I'm going to agree with Engale v Vitale on this one

whitepuppy Happy Birthday
02/02/14 8:37 am

As long as its general prayer and not toward a specific religion and not mandtory its ok

beanD California
02/02/14 8:31 am

Yes, although student-run prayer at the school is not.

Cole12 ...
02/02/14 7:51 am

Yes - "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion…"

redsox95 New England
02/02/14 8:47 am

Congress isn't establishing a religion though. That has nothing to do with this.

firefly5 the verse
02/02/14 8:50 am

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.

firefly5 the verse
02/02/14 8:51 am

@redsox: you beat me to it! slow connection. . .

rons Thanks America
02/02/14 7:47 am

Hail Mary full of Grace, Allah al ackbahwe! Could be wrong!