Here’s a Reminder of What the Law Says About Tomorrow’s “See You at the Pole” Event September 27, 2016

Here’s a Reminder of What the Law Says About Tomorrow’s “See You at the Pole” Event

Tomorrow is See You at the Pole, the day when many Christian students gather around their schools’ flagpoles to pray to Jesus. It’s legal for students to hold these events as long as they play by the rules.

And who better to explain those rules than a legal fellow from the Freedom From Religion Foundation. Madeline Ziegler has a quick rundown of how the event must proceed to stay on the right side of the law.

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no school staff can participate in any way. Staff may supervise, but they cannot join the prayer circle or otherwise show solidarity with student exercises — federal courts have said that this is unconstitutional. School employees also cannot encourage (or discourage) student participation. Students can use whatever typical channels of communication are available to students at their school to publicize the occasion, but the school should not promote the event on its own.

There’s a lot more right here.


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