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Cullman County, AL (WAFF) -

A resolution adopted by the Cullman County School Board was not enough to satisfy the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF). The resolution makes it clear that the district has no affiliation with the prayer caravan scheduled for August 10th. 

The FFRF sent several complaints to the district regarding the event in which community members go from school to school and pray.

The FFRF said too much damage has been done. The FFRF attorney said that Superintendent Billy Coleman, who organized the event, must distance himself from the event or cancel it.

Thursday, the Foundation for Moral Law sent a letter to Coleman applauding his efforts and determination to withstand the "attack" from the FFRF. They also stated in the letter that they will stand with Coleman and assist him or the district if the FFRF challenges them in court.

The Arab School district also wishes the Cullman School District well. The FFRF sent a complaint to Arab schools regarding saying the lord's prayer over the intercom before football games. Arab discontinued the prayer and now has a moment of silence. Superintendent John Mullins said the decision was difficult, but it brought the community together.

"They actually caused a revival," said Mullins. "There was a revival of faith in Arab because of the Freedom From Religion Foundation, just as I can imagine there is a revival of faith in Cullman County right now."

If Cullman County moves forward with the prayer caravan, the FFRF said they will be send people from their organization to monitor the event. Their attorney said they will not be participating or protesting at the prayer caravan. He said they will listen and take note of any and all violations. The FFRF said a law suit is not out of the question, but they would prefer to work it out prior to going to court. 

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