Atheists complain about back-to-school prayer event at Alabama high school

The Freedom From Religion Foundation claims the back-to-school prayer event in Alabama is unconstitutional.

Fox News. It was supposed to be a small, back-to-school event at the high school gym.

“Please join us in praying for God’s protective hand to be over our schools, facilities, and students,” a Facebook post said promoting the event at Fyffe High School in Alabama.

But the Freedom From Religion Foundation said it’s a clear violation of church and state and has asked the superintendent of DeKalb County to investigate the event, which is scheduled for Sunday.

“DeKalb County Schools must make certain that its teachers and administrators are not unlawfully and inappropriately indoctrinating students in religious matters,” the letter said, adding that it was ostracizing non-believers.

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