Morgan City High School Students Takes Issue With Public Prayer At Assembly
Members of a humanist group based in Washington are complaining after a Morgan City High School student was offended during a prayer at a school assembly.
The American Humanist Association is giving the school district seven days to take corrective action, or they will file a federal lawsuit
The prayer in question was made during a Veterans Day assembly.
Monica Miller, the attorney with the AHA's Appignani Humanist Legal Center who wrote the letter, tells The Advocate the complaint came from an 11th-grade student who "felt compelled to stay at the assembly despite her sincere objection to school-sponsored prayers.
“In a case like this, it’s so clearly unconstitutional I’d be surprised if the school pushed back and tried to defend it,” Miller said.
Miller says the student has chose to remain anonymous at this time.
School officials have not commented on the letter.