Oklahoma: SB 450 Would Force Religion on Students

religious proselytizing - prayer in schools

Legislation flying unchallenged through the Oklahoma legislature would allow unmitigated proselytization in public schools. SB 450 – also known as the ‘Religious Viewpoints Antidiscrimination Act’ for Schools – would protect “voluntary religious expression in the classroom.” While student prayer in public schools is already protected under the First Amendment, SB 450 takes this much, much further to the point of allowing students to […]

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Florida: Bill Filed to Insert Religion into Public Schools

Religion in public schools may bcome law thanks to Kim Daniels and Dennis Baxley

Legislation filed by state lawmakers would allow the insertion of religious beliefs into public classrooms across the state of Florida.  House Bill 303 and it’s companion bill Senate Bill 436 – known collectively as the “Florida Student and School Personnel Religious Liberties Act” – would prohibit Florida public school districts “from discriminating against students, parents, & school personnel on basis of religious viewpoints or expression.” As […]

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WA: Bill Would Legalize Religious Proselytizing at Schools

Former Coach Joe Kennedy prayed with students and wants his job back to do it again - religious proselytizing

Republicans in the Washington state legislature proposed legislation this week that would allow sports coaches to proselytize their religious beliefs on public school grounds following games. HB 1602 – otherwise known as the act “Concerning the exercise of expressive rights following school sports activities” – has roots in the ongoing controversy over an assistant football coach losing his position over illegal religious proselytizing […]

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Anthem Murder Scandal Pastor Admits to Violating Law

Anthem Murder Scandal pastor Allen Joyner

The pastor at the center of a national anthem scandal in Alabama inadvertently admitted to press he violated the law as he attempted to explain his side of the story. As we originally reported, Pastor Allen Joyner of Sweet Home Baptist Church in Alabama was accused of calling for the murder of those refusing to take part in the national anthem […]

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Former Coach Joe Kennedy Suing Bremerton School District

Former Coach Joe Kennedy prayed with students and wants his job back to do it again - religious proselytizing

After violating federal law and school policy by leading prayer with students, former assistant football Coach Joe Kennedy was suspended and later terminated by Bremerton High School for violating the Establishment Clause in using his taxpayer-funded educational position to promote religion among students. At the end of 2015 Kennedy filed a complaint with the EEOC that later issued him a “right […]

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Bremerton Coach Joe Kennedy Files Complaint Against School System

After violating federal law and school policy by leading prayer with students, Bremerton High School assistant football Coach Joe Kennedy became the center of a national debate about taxpayer resources and personnel being used to promote one religion above others. After a hand slap and forced promise to refrain from further law violations, Kennedy attended the last game of this […]

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Bremerton HS Coach to Violate Law By Praying With Students

Bremerton High School

After Bremerton High School football coach Joe Kennedy discovered it is illegal to pray with his students, he spoke out on social media creating a firestorm. Christian families, students and administrators demonstrated support through holding prayer rallies and speaking ill of non-Christian families, students, and school employees complaining about the breach of church and state. And now Joe Kennedy plans to violate […]

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Ashdown HS in Arkansas Allows Prayer Over Loudspeakers

Ashdown High School

After students at Ashdown High School in Arkansas broadcasted a Christian prayer over the loudspeakers at a recent football game, some complained that the school inappropriately offered support and resources to the students constituting an illegal endorsement of religion. While individual students may pray at school, the Constitution does not protect school-assisted prayer. In fact, a 2000 Supreme Court decision […]

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