Humanist group files for summary judgment in public school prayer case

The American Humanist Association filed for summary judgment in its legal complaint against the Greenville County school district, a lawsuit challenging the school district’s practice of including prayer in its public elementary school graduation ceremonies and its practice of holding the graduations in a Christian chapel, according to a story posted today at The Greenville News’ website.

“Numerous cases make clear that public schools, particularly elementary schools, must strictly maintain the separation of church and state and must not include prayer in school-sponsored events such as graduation ceremonies,” said Monica Miller, an attorney with the association’s Appignani Humanist Legal Center.

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