Lee vs. Weisman
A Case of school sponsored prayer
Supreme Court Ruling
The Supreme Court ruled that government involvement in this case creates "a state-sponsored and state-directed religious exercise in a public school." The school in question created a subtly coercive environment forcing students to act in ways that establish a state religion (Oyez n. d.).
Finding The Balance
In this case, Lee could have found a non religious speaker for the graduation at his school.
It can be hard to balance religious diversity and the separation of church and state, but a possible option in this case might have been a secular speaker and a period of silent reflection during the ceremony to provide for those who wish to pray in their own way.
In the Shoes of Robert E. Lee
October 12, 2015
George, Jr. Giordano