Judge orders Texas School to Apologize for Letting Students Pray with Teachers
An activist Federal Judge Fred Biery has ordered Texas public school officials to apologize to agnostic complainers for allowing teachers to join student-led prayer.
The anti-prayer Judge, now under fire from Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich, forced San Antonio School District Superintendent James Stransberry and a high school band director Keith Riley to apologize for offending an agnostic student student Corwyn Schultz, whose parents filed a lawsuit to stop teachers from praying.
Now thanks to Judge Biery all student-led public prayers and Christian outreach are to banned if teachers are present, and any display of religious artifacts are to be removed from all classrooms. SanAntonio.com reports “The district reached a settlement with the plaintiffs in which it agreed that administrators and other employees will not pray with students, elicit prayer, proselytize or display religious artifacts in the classroom (except jewelry).”
Last year the same Judge Biery banned student-led graduation prayers, saying that prayer was offensive to agnostics. However, a three judge panel at federal appeals court overturned that Biery ruling and allowed the student-led prayer.
Since Biery was overruled, they now attack teachers who might dare to bow their heads or display religious items, or even have a Bible on their desks. In Texas! Complainers have won a court order banning all all teachers and employees from praying at school or school functions, and Biery ordered the leadership to apologize to Schultz.
Bottom Line: We can begin to stop this harassment of public school teachers, by demanding the U.S. Senate pass S.Res.18, which recognizes that prayer before school board meetings is a protected act, and teachers, parents, and kids all have the right to speak and pray publicly, in Jesus’ name.