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ACLU may challenge lunchtime prayer at Naval Academy

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posted on Jun, 27 2008 @ 06:57 PM
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ACLU may challenge lunchtime prayer at Naval Academy


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WASHINGTON The American Civil Liberties Union is threatening to sue the U.S. Naval Academy unless it abolishes its daily lunchtime prayer, saying that some midshipmen have complained that they felt coerced to participate.

In a letter to the academy on behalf of a group of midshipmen who object to the prayers, Deborah Jeon, legal director for the ACLU of Maryland, said it was "long past time" for the academy to discontinue the tradition. She said the practice violates midshipmen's' freedom to practice religion as their conscience leads them
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posted on Jun, 27 2008 @ 06:57 PM
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Midshipmen are not required to pray out loud. They are required to stand and bow their heads. The prayer is simple and non-denominational. This has been a tradition since 1845.

Thank goodness, the Navy has refused to change their procedures.

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