Folks, the First Amendment is not meant to keep church and religion out of the public arena, but to keep the government out of your religion!
“Congress shall make no law … prohibiting the free exercise (of religion)” is called the free-exercise clause of the First Amendment. The clause pertains to the right to freely exercise one’s religion. It states that the government shall make no law prohibiting the free exercise of religion.
(There are limits on this of course, if your “religion” calls for human sacrifice, that is already prohibited by law).
For government-run, taxpayer-funded schools to prohibit students from freely exercising their faith, is itself a violation of the First Amendment. No matter how many times someone repeats the lies, it does not change the truth. –S.T. Lloyd
a senior at Pine Creek High School, is the plaintiff in a lawsuit filed by legal ministry Alliance Defending Freedom against his Colorado Springs school for allegedly barring him and other students from meeting together during their free time to pray, sing hymns and discuss various subjects.”Religious speech is expressly protected by the First Amendment, and public schools have no business stopping students from praying together during their free time,” ADF Legal Counsel Matt Sharp said in a statement posted on the ADF website.According to court documents filed last Friday, Windebank and his friends used free time allotted to students during the school day to discuss religious matters in an unoccupied room for the past three years. On Sept. 29 an assistant principal told Windebank and the other students they could only participate in religious activity such as singing and praying before or after school.