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Graduation at church means more conflict

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By CHARLES C. HAYNES
First Amendment Center
Like thousands of other public school students across the country, seniors in Irving, Texas, will graduate from high school next month — although in Irving they’ll go to church to get their diplomas.
The venue is the Potter House, a megachurch led by Bishop T.D. Jakes, site of Irving commencements since 2004.
But this year’s ceremony will be the last mixing of secular and sacred during graduation in the Dallas-area school district.


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