School board banned ‘The Lord’s Prayer,’ then students interrupt ceremony to do this (VIDEO)
A group of Ohio graduating seniors upheld school tradition by reciting the Lord’s Prayer even though it had been banned by school officials. Seniors at East Liverpool High School had been singing a version of the Lord’s Prayer during their graduation ceremony for 70 years, reports Fox News.
This year, school officials axed the song from the graduation program because they were afraid of being sued by the Freedom from Religion Foundation because the organization said the song promoted religion and violated the U.S. Constitution. “It was a decision made because we don’t have a lot of money and we’d rather hire teachers than pay lawyers,” school board president Larry Walton told a local NBC News affiliate according to the Washington Times.