Friday, April 10, 2009

2 Students Sue California College District for Threatening to Suspend Them for Praying

This should be interesting:

2 Students Sue California College District
Two California students can sue their community college district after their school threatened to suspend them for praying on campus, a federal judge ruled.

Kandy Kyriacou and Ojoma Omaga said the College of Alameda accused them of "disruptive behavior" after they had prayed with an ailing teacher in a faculty office in December of 2007, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

The students said the school issued suspension notices to them.


Anonymous said...

The school can not promote religion or religions. The students and teachers, however, should be able to speak openly about religion and even pray on their own time withing the school boundaries.

What part of freedom of religion don't they understand?

I think that some are intent on keeping religion and even any expression of faith behind closed doors and not is so-called public places. What a shame.

Ron Ballew said...

It sure does seem that way. Many colleges completely endorse freedom of expression as long as it agrees with their view point.