FFRF stops prayer at Ark. high school Veterans Day ceremony (Dec. 10, 2014)

Green Forest High School, Ark., will no longer include prayers at school-sponsored events thanks to efforts by the Freedom From Religion Foundation.

At a Veterans Day ceremony, a Green Forest teacher led a prayer. Staff Attorney Sam Grover sent Green Forest Public Schools a letter on Nov. 25, protesting the unconstitutional prayer. “While it is laudable for Green Forest High to organize an assembly to honor veterans, it is unconstitutional to allow any religious message or prayer to be party of a school-sponsored event,” wrote Grover.

An attorney for the school district responded Dec. 10, saying the school had assured him none of its staff would lead a prayer at a student assembly in the future.

Freedom From Religion Foundation