Sara - posted on 04/30/2010 ( 137 moms have responded )
GREENWOOD, Ind. (WISH) - A lawsuit involving Greenwood High School and the class valedictorian is headed to federal court on Friday.
The suit, filed by the ACLU on behalf of 18-year-old Eric Workman says the high school senior does not believe that anyone should be involuntarily subjected to prayer.
The case comes after the Greenwood High School class voted to allow prayer at their graduation. That vote was approved, and it's also part of the lawsuit.
Workman says he believes the idea of voting, and the act of the prayer, are violations of the First Amendment.
"The Supreme Court has held specifically it is unconstitutional to have prayer at graduation," said Ken Falk with the ACLU.
Workman says he still expects to speak at the graduation ceremony.
This is where I live and is causing a HUGE uproar. So what do you think? Should the prayer be allowed? Would it be fair that since he says there can't be a prayer that he can't speak at graduation? (This is something being proposed by several students that voted for the prayer.) Is it fair to have a majority of the senior class not have a prayer because one student is fighting it? Should prayer even be an option at a public high school graudation?