Friday, May 22, 2009

Christian Grads Need not be Afraid of Sharing Their Faith at Graduation

The following letter is from Jay Sekulow of the American Center for Law & Justice.

"The graduation season is upon us, and here at the ACLJ, we want to keep you informed of your students' rights to pray at high school and college graduations, as well as baccalaureate services.

The special video I've prepared for you will help you understand issues regarding student-led, student-initiated prayer or words of testimony during graduation ceremonies. There are basic constitutional freedoms that must be upheld!

We've litigated these types of cases in courts across the nation, as you know, for several years. In fact, the Supreme Court of the United States has a track record of ruling in favor of students' rights to prayer.

I also encourage you to read the ACLJ's special legal memorandum outlining all the legal issues and to use it as needed with your school officials. It addresses the application of the First Amendment to graduation ceremonies involving middle and high schools, as well as public colleges and universities.

We are working on your behalf - for your freedoms. Thank you for your support!"

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