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‘I Was Told I Can’t…Pray Tonight’: High School Grad Fights Back After School Forces Her to Ax Prayer From Commencement Speech

By Billy Hallowell - Faithwire

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June 19, 2017


Jeremy Dys, First Liberty Deputy General Counsel:
“School districts need to remember that students retain their religious liberty as they walk through the schoolhouse gates and all the way through the graduation ceremony.”

A conservative legal firm is accusing a Pennsylvania school district of “forcing a student to alter her personal graduation remarks to remove any religious viewpoint” — something that the First Liberty Institute said is a violation of the Constitution. The law firm sent a letter to Beaver Area School District in Beaver County, Pennsylvania, detailing purported grievances over a recent commencement speech by a graduate named Moriah Bridges.

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