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Federal Court Nixes SC Court’s Ruling On Graduation Prayers

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – A federal court in Virginia has overturned a South Carolina judge’s ruling over a public elementary school’s graduation ceremony at a Christian university. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday rejected a district judge’s ruling that had upheld prayers at a graduation ceremony for Mountain View Elementary School in Taylors. The Richmond, Virginia-based appellate…

School District Drops Support of Operation Christmas Child

Shoebox distribution at Mulunguzi Dam in Zomba, Malawi (Provided) FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) – Florence School District One will no longer endorse Operation Christmas Child or any other charity supported by religious organizations. Media outlets report that the district had supported the charity since 2006, but will now support secular charities. The American Humanist Association said in a release that a…

Photo of Elementary School Coach Praying With Players Causes Controversy

(ABC News) — An Indiana basketball coach was asked to stop participating in a team prayer circle after school officials received an e-mail condemning the practice. Scott Spahr was photographed standing at center court holding hands and bowing his head in prayer alongside the Morristown Elementary School girls’ basketball team and the opposing team from Waldron Elementary on Dec. 1….