Saturday, May 21, 2011
No Separation of Church & State in the South
Damon Fowler of Bastrop High School (Louisiana) legally challenged his public school over its inclusion of Christian prayer in its upcoming graduation ceremony. The school told Fowler and the public that the prayer was removed from the schedule. Fowler was then ostracized by his peers and school faculty for being an open atheist.
Although it seemed like a first amendment victory for Fowler, the school ended up going back on its word and included a Christian prayer in both of its graduation ceremonies.