AU Tells Ky. Public School To Stop Prayer Requests.

 
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Officials at a Kentucky public school agreed to stop sponsoring a "prayer locker" where students can leave requests for prayers, after receiving a letter from Americans United.

Reed Adkins, superintendent of the Pike County Schools, told local media that the locker had been removed. Americans United has called the locker "a clear violation of the separation of church and state."

AU intervened in the matter after receiving a complaint from a member of the community. AU Staff Attorney Ian Smith noted that school officials appeared to be sponsoring the locker, where students could distribute requests for prayers.

"There was evidence that this was thought up by teachers in the school," Smith told WYMT-TV in Hazard, Ky. "The fact that it looks like...

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