CNN: Prayers no longer taking place at Webster Parish School

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According a CNN report, the Webster Parish school at the center of a lawsuit, is no longer broadcasting the Lord’s Prayer before the start of classes.

In December, the ACLU of Louisiana, filed a federal lawsuit, to stop daily prayers in Webster Parish Schools.

The suit was filed on behalf of Christy Cole, a parent of a Webster Parish student, and her daughter, K.C., who attends Lakeside Junior and Senior High in Sibley.

The lawsuit challenges the Webster Parish School District’s widespread practice of subjecting students to school-sponsored Christian prayer, proselytizing, and other religious rituals.

According to the CNN report, the Webster Parish School District says the ‘voluntary, student-led prayer was delivered in the morning at Lakeside has been discontinued’.

Click here for the CNN story.

The case is still pending in federal court. 

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