Thursday, 12 January 2012

Jessica Ahlquist wins Cranston prayer banner court case

Source: The Sacramento Bee

Schoolgirl atheist, Jessica Ahlquist, has won her case against Cranston High School's prayer banner in the auditorium that she felt was offensive to non-Christians.

City officials claimed the mural is a historical artifact from the school's early days and serves no religious purpose. The prayer encourages students to strive academically. It begins with the words "Our Heavenly Father" and ends with "Amen."
A senior U.S. District Court judge on Wednesday ruled in the atheist student's favor.
The student has 20 days to file counsel fees and costs. City officials will have 10 days to respond. The court will enter judgment after these issues are resolved.

Thanks to JT Eberhard for the story.

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