Prayer in School
By: Kierra Mathis
The American Civil Liberties Union
- Works to protect public school students' religious freedom.
- Students may freely express and exercise their faith.
The Supreme Court
- Directly affirmed that public school students have the right to discuss religious beliefs, and even share religious materials, with their peers between classes, at break, at lunch, and before, and after school, anywhere on school grounds where students have the right to be.
Pledge Of Alligiance
- "Honor the Texas flag" ;I pledge allegiance to the, Texas one state under "God", one and indivisible."
Americans United for Separation of Church and State.
- The court did not rule that students are forbidden to pray on their own; the justices merely said that government officials had no business composing a prayer for students to recite.
- They don't want the government interfering with children's religious beliefs.
- Allowing prayer in school sets an important standard.
- It tells students that they are more than just a collection of chemicals and energy that happen to be occupying space and time.
- Prayer is an action which proclaims that life is more than saving the environment or accumulating wealth.