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By CHARLES C. HAYNES
First Amendment Center
School officials in Lake City, Arkansas have come up with a novel solution to the fight over prayer at graduation:
No prayer, no graduation.
On May 6, the school board voted to cancel sixth-grade graduation at Lake City’s two elementary schools.
The action came soon after the district received a complaint letter from the Freedom From Religion Foundation objecting to prayers at previous graduations.
Rather than drop the prayers, the district opted to drop the entire ceremony.
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