Prayer in public schools

The Supreme Court’s decision to allow a high school football coach to pray on the field after games will be used as a wedge to open the door to further lawsuits (“Ruling reopens debated on religion in schools, Los Angeles Times, June 28). Everyone should be allowed to pray on their own time, but the issue is where.

When those who pray insist on doing so openly on school grounds, it unavoidably sends the message that the act is school sanctioned.  That’s why the Bremerton, Washington school board likely fired the coach after he refused to follow instructions.

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