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School tells Students to stop Praying, Singing

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By Joseph DeCaro, Worthy News Correspondent

COLORADO SPRINGS (Worthy News)-- Christian students at a public high school were told that they could no longer meet to pray, sing religious songs or discuss religious topics during their free time because it violated the Constitution, according to Fox News.

Three years ago Chase Windebank -- a senior at Pine Creek High School in Colorado Springs -- and his classmates started meeting informally for fellowship in an unoccupied choir room to sing songs and discuss the issues of the day from a religious perspective.

But when Windebank was recently summoned to the office of Assistant Principal James Lucas, he was informed that he and his fellow students could no longer pray during their free time on account of the separation of church and state, according to Jeremy Tedesco, an attorney with Alliance Defending Freedom who is representing Windebank.

Chase could pray before the school day begins, or after the school day ends, but not during the school day, Tedesco told Fox. However, Tedesco still thinks students have the right to pray during the school day and to use their own free time to engage in religious expression.

The school district's attorney said that non-curriculum related groups may only meet during non-instructional time: before 7:45 a.m. when classes begin and after 2:45 p.m. when classes end for the day.

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4 thoughts on “School tells Students to stop Praying, Singing

  1. And yet these schools all seem to be happily and foolishly feeding kids with selective Islamic studies (leaving out chunks of unpleasant truths) whilst virtually leaving out or misrepresenting Judaism and Christianity. How is this happening to our world??

  2. I don't know what's happening to the youth today. The country is going to hell with all these juvenile delinquent kids wanting to pray and discuss current events from a biblical perspective. Why can't they just go steal a gun and shoot up the damn school like normal kids. We need more retarded principals and Bozo district attorneys like this school has. Then there would be a future for this country.

  3. First of all praying does not violate the Constitution. Benjamin Franklin actually encouraged prayer during the forming of the Constitution. We have an unalienable right to religious freedom.
    And isn't it something how one sided this principal is? What about the rights of the praying youth? What harm are they doing? Maybe harm to their brainwashing school classes?

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