Greenwood Indiana High School Circumvents The Law – AgainPosted by Phil Ferguson on May 24th, 2010 – 7 Comments – Posted in Church and State
Greenwood Indiana High School administrators were either ignorant of the law or did not care about the rule of law when they let students decide if there should be a christian prayer at graduation. I’m sure you heard that a judge decided it would violate the constitution and it could not be done.
U.S. District Court Judge Sarah Evans Barker granted a preliminary injunction against the reading of a prayer at the May 28 commencement.
In the ruling, Barker wrote that “the process in place permitting a student-led prayer at Greenwood High School represents a clear violation of the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment, as does the delivery of a specific prayer set to occur as the result of that process during the upcoming 2010 graduation ceremony.”
So it’s all good right? right?
New story from Fort Wayne, IN.
GREENWOOD – A central Indiana high school that was the subject of a lawsuit over a graduation prayer says it is breaking with tradition and will not screen speeches by speakers at its May 28 commencement.
In the past, Greenwood High School’s principal has required student speakers to submit their speeches in advance to review the content, grammar and length. Most schools in the nation follow similar practices.
But Greenwood is lifting the practice this year, and school officials say speakers will not be stopped even if they use profane language or deliver politically charged speeches.
School officials would not comment on the reason for the change.
“It’s the First Amendment, freedom of speech,” Superintendent David Edds said.
Yeah – right. What a load of shit. We will not review speeches “wink, wink”. You can say what ever you want, “Wink, Wink”. You could even lead a prayer, “WINK, WINK”.
It sounds like an attempt to violate a court order to me. Once again it’s not enough to be a christian – they have to force it on others. It is wrong and it should stop.
Can someone please record this for us to laugh at – Please.