A group of atheists are threatening to sue an Alabama school district for holding its traditional baccalaureate graduation service which includes prayers, music and scripture readings, Todd Starnes reports.
Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) sent a letter to Opp City Schools, demanding that the school cease the event immediately.
The baccalaureate service was held on May 21 and included songs like “Good, Good Father” and “O Praise the Name.” “It is our understanding that Opp High Principal Aaron Hightower led the seniors in prayer during the service,” wrote FFRF Attorney Sam Grover in the letter to the Alabama school district.
“The district must immediately end all involvement with the baccalaureate,” the letter continued. “This means that no public school employees can be involved in further hosting,organization, planning, or coordination of the event. A graduation should be a celebration for all students, not an exercise in alienating nonreligious students with a Christian message.”