14 Jan '12, 11am

Student Harassed After Successfully Having School Prayer Mural Removed | Care2 Causes

Student Harassed After Successfully Having School Prayer Mural Removed | Care2 Causes

When high school student Jessica Ahlquist requested that her school remove a giant mural in the cafeteria with a Christian prayer on it, telling the administration that it made her uncomfortable and that it violated the constitution, she likely didn’t expect it to result in a long, drawn out court battle. But school officials at Cranston West refused her, and next the American Civil Liberties Union, making numerous public scenes in support of leaving the mural as it was. Yet it was the school board’s public proselytizing that actually did them in, as it was used as evidence proving that the mural was in fact intended to be a Christian display, a no-no in a taxpayer funded public school. According to the judge’s ruling : “The Cranston School Committee and its subcommittee held four open meetings to consider the fate of the Mural. At those meetings a significantly lopsided m...

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