One of the most ridiculous examples of this anti-religious nonsense took place at last year's graduation at Medina Valley High School in Texas. The parents of an agnostic senior filed a lawsuit, with the help of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, asking the court to ban any student-led invocation and benediction at graduation ceremonies. U.S. District Judge Fred Biery of San Antonio agreed with them, and granted an emergency court order that banned all public prayer at the ceremony. Students were instructed not to ask for a group prayer, or ask the audience to bow their heads, or use terms such as "amen," or mention "Invocation," or "benediction" on the printed program.
This stirred up a political firestorm the week before the graduation, Fortunately. due to the speedy work of conservative lawyers and pronouncements of Texas public officials, a three-judge panel of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals overturned Judge Biery's ruling in time for the graduation. The ceremony turned out to be a lively event, with plenty of loud Amens coming from the audience.
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