FFRF stops prayer at graduation (July 9, 2015)

Summit Leadership Academy-High Desert’s graduation ceremony will not include prayer or other religious sentiments in the future. The Hesperia, Calif., school’s 2015 graduation had included both a prayer and religious remarks from the commencement speaker.

After Staff Attorney Andrew Seidel wrote to the district, the school’s attorney replied July 9 that the invocation and remarks by the graduation speaker both “contained sectarian language,” and said the school would ensure that this would not be the case going forward.

Freedom From Religion Foundation