Monday, May 11, 2009

Suit filed to block public school graduation at church

Suit filed to block public school graduation at church
By 365gay Newscenter Staff
05.08.2009 5:14pm EDT
(Washington) A federal lawsuit has been filed to block a Wisconsin public school district from holding graduation ceremonies in the sanctuary of an evangelical church.

The suit was filed by Americans United for Separation of Church and State on behalf of a graduating senior and several families in the district, challenges the Elmbrook School District’s decision to hold graduation ceremonies for Brookfield Central High School and Brookfield East High School at Elmbrook Church.

“Public schools should schedule graduation ceremonies at public venues where families of all faiths or none will feel welcome,” said the Rev. Barry W. Lynn, executive director of Americans United. “Some parents and children do not feel comfortable attending commencement in this religious setting. Graduation is too important to leave some families out.”


1 comment:

  1. This is good news and one reason why I am a proud member of AU. The same should happen with voting in churches.


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