Graduation prayer won’t be repeated (August 20, 2015)

The Collinsville (Texas) Independent School District will not schedule prayer at future graduation ceremonies. Staff Attorney Sam Grover in an Aug. 12 letter to the school district said, “Graduations are not the place for personal religious promotion, just as it would taint the occasion if a speaker promoted his or her personal political beliefs while speaking to those assembled.”

An attorney for the school district responded that future graduations would not include invocations or benedictions in order to comply with the law.

Freedom From Religion Foundation