ACLU WARNS SCHOOLS AGAINST STUDENT PRAYER The American Civil Liberties Union said it has s

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ACLU WARNS SCHOOLS AGAINST STUDENT PRAYER The American Civil Liberties Union said it has sent a letter to 15,000 public-school superintendents warning them that the law forbids student sponsored prayer at official graduation ceremonies. The letter, mailed at the end of April, seeks to rebut the claim by evangelist Pat Robertson's American Center for Law and Justice that prayer at graduation ceremonies is legal if sanctioned by a student vote. Robertson's group has also vowed to dispatch what it calls "SWAT" teams to communities around the country to tell school and government officials that "student-initiated prayer" is a constitutionally protected right. Ira Glasser, executive director of the ACLU, said, "In his zeal to force all Americans to follow his beliefs, Pat Robertson is seriously distorting the law and sending dangerous messages to the nation's students and educators." RELIGION BRIEFS THE ARIZONA REPUBLIC SATURDAY, MAY 15,1993

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