Superintendent won’t lead prayers in Texas (August 11, 2017)

FFRF was able to get a superintendent to stop leading prayers at school-related functions.

FFRF learned the superintendent of Crosby Independent School District in Crosby, Texas, had led a prayer at an awards ceremony for students and led similar prayers at Crosby High School graduation ceremonies.

Furthermore, it was reported that the school was regularly scheduling prayers to be announced over public loudspeakers before home football games.

FFRF Staff Attorney Sam Grover wrote to a legal representative of the school district on July 12, informing the district of its constitutional violations. Grover also explained that it is illegal for a public school to include prayer at school athletic events.

On Aug. 11, a representative of the school district informed FFRF that the district had agreed to meet its legal obligations to remain religiously neutral.

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