Roy Moore & Foundation react to federal court order prohibiting graduation prayer but allowing kneeling toward Mecca
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A federal district court judge has blocked any prayer or even the word “amen” from tomorrow’s graduation at Medina Valley High School in west Texas. In a lawsuit brought by an atheist family and Americans United for Separation of Church and State, Judge Fred Biery’s June 1 order (http://texaslegislativeupdate NULL.files NULL.wordpress NULL.com/2011/06/mvisd-first-tro NULL.pdf) even threatened “incarceration” for school district officials that did not actively censor any prayers at the graduation, even if given by students.
Roy Moore, President of the Foundation for Moral Law, commented,
This is a direct attack on the faith upon which this nation was founded. The order of the federal district court shows the extent to which judges will go to censor acknowledgments of God. Incredibly, the order specifically allows Medina Valley High School students to face Mecca or wear a hijab (Muslim head covering), but prohibits prayer in the name of Jesus (or any other name). Like Thomas Jefferson, we should oppose “every form of tyranny over the mind of man.”
Attorneys at the Foundation for Moral Law have offered their assistance in this case to Medina school district attorneys, who have already appealed the case to the Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit and are expecting a ruling soon.
The Foundation for Moral Law (http://www NULL.morallaw NULL.org/), a national non-profit legal organization, is located in Montgomery, Alabama, and is dedicated to restoring the knowledge of God in law and government through litigation and education relating to moral issues and religious liberty cases.