Michelle school prayer ahs 1999 p7

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Prayer Continued from Page 1A and the other Catholic. On Monday, the Supreme Court decided to hear the case. A decision is expected by June. "I think we should wait until the Supreme Court has made this decision," said Hudson. 'If it takes them longer than they said it would to make a decision, decision, I would like them to institute institute a moment of solemnization." solemnization." Superintendent Herman Smith said he understood the reasons for waiting, but he said the school district "didn't choose to eliminate the traditional invocation invocation before football games, the courts did. "This district was one of the first ones to support the appeal," he said. Angleton ISD attorney Mark Neal said the Santa Fe school district ignored a previous Supreme Court decision banning banning sectarian or proselytizing prayer at a school event. "The (first) policy at the Santa Fe School District called for a student-led prayerful invocation invocation or other message of solemnization solemnization without any reference reference to the requirement that it be non-sectarian and non-proselytizing," non-proselytizing," Neal said. Their fallback position was to govern the content of the student's student's speech during the invocation, invocation, according to Neal. "That left them open for this latest round, where the messenger messenger said I want to make a prayer," Neal said. Hudson's plan is to conduct an election to decide who gives the invocation. "The person who got up there would be voted on by the student student body and would represent the majority," she said. Neal said the district would be inviting trouble if they acted before the Supreme Court decision decision is handed down. "If we were to lay out a ne%v policy while the matter is before the S'upreme Court, we would just be injecting ourselves into litigation needlessly;' he said. Hudson's mother said that position is a cop-out. "I was so disappointed that the board didn't take a stance." said Valerie Hudson. "They came up with excuses, not reasons." reasons." Michelle Hudson said she didn't know how her majority vote plan would deal with minority views, but that is an issue that could be addressed down the line. "The first thing we have to do is get the moment," she said.

Clipped from The Facts19 Nov 1999, FriPage 7

The Facts (Clute, Texas)19 Nov 1999, FriPage 7
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