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FFRF writes second letter to Marshall County schools

The Freedom from Religion Foundation has written a second letter to Marshall County School Systems. The Freedom from Religion Foundation has written a second letter to Marshall County School Systems.
MARSHALL COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

Prayer at Marshall County schools is under fire again.

A group that advocates the separation of religion and schools just sent a second letter to Marshall County school leaders.

The Freedom from Religion Foundation is asking the school system to cease all prayer relating to schools.

The school board president's response is clear and simple.  Christians have rights too, and the answer is no.

The FFRF sent a first letter to the Marshall County School System in February saying the superintendent began board meetings illegally by having prayer and even witnessed to some students.

A second letter is now asking athletic coaches to cease with prayer, citing track coaches at Douglas High lead students in prayer at practice and at competitions.

But school board chairman Terry Kennamer says, barring a judge's order, they're backing all current practices at the schools and at the board no matter how many letters they get.

"Well, they can keep sending them.  We're not going to do anything to help them in any way whatsoever.  We're going to keep doing what we do on a daily basis and not change," Kennamer said.

Kennamer also says since they received the first letter, a large organization has stepped in and plans to represent the board if or when any legal action is taken against the school system.

[Click here to read the letter from the Freedom from Religion Foundation(PDF)]

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