LauraMaery (Gold) Post
Court to Reconsider Student Prayer
Associated Press 20Mar99
An Idaho school district populated largely by Latter-day Saints is at the
center of a controversy over school prayer. A federal appeals court has
withdrawn its earlier decision to allow students in the Madison, Idaho,
school district to lead prayer at high school graduations, and has passed
the issue on to another panel of judges.
According to a Saturday (Mar. 20) report from the Associated Press, the
American Civil Liberties Union is challenging the school district policy
allowing students to decide for themselves whether or not to include prayer
in their graduation ceremonies. The ACLU represents two non-Mormon students
who say they felt like outcasts at graduation ceremonies.