Monday, May 7, 2012

Prayer in School

Prayer in School 
by Shelly Burke, Editor and Publisher

I'm so thankful that Lakeview High School is standing up for the rights of the kids to have a prayer at their graduation ceremony! THANK YOU to the administration, teachers, Graduation Committee, and students for being firm in their faith. Read one of the stories here:    Lakeview to Pray at Graduation.     

One of the things that angers me the most about this whole issue is that there has NOT been a SINGLE complaint about having prayer at graduation this year (according to the article there was a complaint filed in 2001--11 years ago). The ACLU  is simply trying to stir up trouble. It was shocking to me to learn that even here in Nebraska in a small town we're facing an attack on Christianity.            

As I've followed this story I've learned a lot about the Constitution and our rights--did you know the words "separation of church and state" are not even in the Constitution? Please educate yourselves about these issues so you can discuss the FACTS and know your rights.

Gateways to Better Education has a mission of "Keeping the Faith in Public Schools." Check out their website to find out how religion can legally be shared in school. 

Please pray for all the kids who are graduating from high school and college this spring, as they move on to the next stage in their lives. May God bless them! 


  1. I agree. People seem to want to attack Christianity from all sides. Of course, I'm not for forcing people into doing something from my faith if they don't want to.

    But if no one complained until 11 years later... I have to wonder. :-/

  2. Thanks for your comment, Misha! Thankfully the kids were able to have their prayer at graduation. No one from the ACLU was even there. There was a news team from Omaha at the graduation; they interviewed several kids and a parent before the ceremony. The news team tried repeatedly to contact the ACLU about the issue and they didn't even return the calls. I pray that Lakeview will continue to stand strong!


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