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  • The Scriptorium

    8/9/2005

    Court Rules School Board Members May Open Meetings With Prayer

    Filed under: — Jennifer Rast @ 10:39 am

    Praise God!! Another victory against the terrorists at the ACLU.

    A judge has tossed out a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union challenging prayers at school board meetings in Delaware. The lawsuit was filed against members of the Indian River School District Board of Education, a group that regularly opens its business meetings with prayer.

    Judge Joseph Farnan ruled that the school board meeting prayers are not a violation of the constitutional provision often referred to as the separation of church and state or the “Establishment Clause,” as the ACLU had argued. He also determined that the school board members are immune from the ACLU’s liability claims.

    In dismissing the case against the individual board members, the judge stated that opening a session of the legislature or other deliberative public body with a prayer does not violate the Establishment Clause. He also declared that absolute immunity extends to legislators at all levels of government, including school board members in Delaware.

    Unfortunately, the ACLU had launched a three pronged attack on the school. They will still be going forward with suits filed against the school to stop prayers at graduation ceremonies and school events. So, the ACLU lawyers still have a couple of chances to get the District’s money and take revenge on the evil religious people at the Indian River School District. How it must eat at them, though, to know that school board members will still be praying before meetings. :)

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