You go, Jessica Ahlquist, for standing up for church/state separation!
I happened upon this through Atheist Media Blog.
It’s always the same fucking story. The religious put up some bullshit sign or banner or whatever else, someone complains, and the religious rely on appeals to history, emotion, and popularity. I’m glad the rabbi and reverend were ethical enough to say that yes, the prayer is unconstitutional and the popularity or historic precedent of the prayer are irrelevant.
And of course the school’s fighting it. They can’t just be big enough to admit that Ahlquist is right, the prayer shouldn’t be there, remove it, and current parent/student ire and that of alumni be damned.
I hope that legal precedent, logic, reason, and the ethical
application of those will prevail.