You say I can’t pray? Well, just watch me

During a recent graduation ceremony, a principal in Missouri angered atheists and others who are anti-faith by deriding their demands that God be kept out of graduations.

On May 23, Lebanon High School principal Kevin Lowery opened the ceremony with a brief history of God in public life – then asked for a moment of silence in honor of the graduating seniors because, has he pointed out, the law didn’t permit him to openly pray.

After the silence, Lowery shared that during his moment of silence, he gave thanks to God for the students, their parents, their teachers, and the community. The audience responded with applause.

Travis Weber, director of the Center for Religious Liberty at Family Research Council, offers his assessment of the principal’s actions.

“He basically was pointing out the ridiculous state of the law in this area – really, the prohibitions on any expression of faith in the public square, including schools,” he says.

According to Weber, a letter of complaint to the superintendent about Lowery’s comments was riddled with typos and errors. “Then they can’t even accurately cite the Declaration of Independence,” he laments. “It’s kind of ironic when you have them claiming to rest upon accuracy in the law and they make an error like that.”

Christian News Network quotes several individuals who were appreciative of Lowery’s remarks, complimenting him on his boldness and his encouragement to students – through his example – to stand up for what they believe.

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