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S.C. County School Board May Reinstate Vocal Prayer After Pressure From Lawmakers

A South Carolina county school board has reversed course and will again open its meetings with a prayer, even though it had previously dropped its exclusionary prayer policy following a complaint by Americans United.

The Berkeley County School Board had a longstanding practice of opening all of its meetings with the Lord’s Prayer, a Christian invocation with roots in the New Testament.

After receiving a complaint about this matter, Americans United in June wrote to the board asking it to drop the policy.

Sense In South Carolina: School Board Dumps Lord’s Prayer Policy

A South Carolina school board has decided to drop its exclusionary prayer policy – thanks to Americans United.

The Berkeley County School Board had a longstanding practice of opening all of its meetings with the Lord’s Prayer, which is, of course, a Christian invocation with roots in the New Testament.