Monday, August 17, 2009

Prison for Prayer?

A couple of Florida school officials are facing prison time for praying at lunch. They go to trial one month from today. Pace High School principal Frank Lay asked school Athletic Director Robert Freeman to give a prayer of thanks for the dedication of a new fieldhouse at a luncheon for football booster club members. Only adults attended the meeting when the prayer was offered, though students were involved in the meal preparation. Lay and Freeman face a maximum penalty of up to six months in prison. District Judge Casey Rodgers will hear the nonjury trial.

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