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Prayer exterminated in Ohio (March 21, 2018)

FFRF have ended unconstitutional prayers in the Sidney, Ohio, school district.

After receiving multiple complaints that Sidney City Schools was regularly scheduling and promoting prayer at school-sponsored events and activities, FFRF took action to end the violations.

It was reported that the district’s football coach had been leading his team in prayer for the past decade, and that there is scheduled prayer at graduation and other school events. The local newspaper reported that in March, Sidney City Schools invited a religious leader from Sidney First Methodist Church to lead students in prayer at two school assemblies. Line wrote to the district on March 21 informing it that such conduct is unlawful.

The district responded that day in an email assuring FFRF that future assemblies will not include prayer.