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Graduates Recite Lord's Prayer at East Liverpool High School in Ohio

Graduates Recite Lord’s Prayer at East Liverpool High School in Ohio. *Image NBC News 9.

The Lord’s Prayer has been a part of the graduation ceremony at East Liverpool High School in Ohio for the past ten years, but because the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) contacted the East Liverpool School District to complain, officials decided to drop the song from the program to avoid a potential legal battle.

Valedictorian Jonathan Montgomery led his class in a recitation of the Lord’s Prayer during their graduation ceremony on May 22, 2016 after a musical version of the prayer that has traditionally been a part of the commencement for years was removed due to the FRRF atheist complaint.

According to Superintendent Melissa Watson,  “I am a Christian and it hurts me that there is even a question about it, but as superintendent, I have to put that aside. As you said, we can’t make it legal. I’m just sorry this is happening”.  Read full article… christiannews.net


East Liverpool Students stand up for Lord’s Prayer at Graduation 2016



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East Liverpool High School was threatened with a lawsuit but that didn’t stop students from saying the Lord’s Prayer https://t.co/iiCmT8Nex2




A 70-year tradition at Ohio’s East Liverpool High School was removed from the graduation ceremony this year, but students aren’t letting it go easily.


More resources:

http://www.catholic.org/news/hf/faith/story.php?id=69205Christians stand your ground: Graduating class recites The Lords Prayer in defiance of atheist hate group – Catholic Online Notorious atheist group Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) has struck again, this time at an East Liverpool high school in Ohio. East Liverpool’s class of 2016 recited The Lord’s Prayer at graduation ceremony against an atheist hate group’s …


http://www.christiantoday.com/article/valedictorian.defies.own.school.admin.atheist.group.as.he.leads.graduating.class.in.reciting.lords.prayer/87009.htmValedictorian defies own school admin, atheist group as he leads graduating class in reciting Lord’s Prayer – ChristianToday Class valedictorian Jonathan Montgomery took the podium and led in the recitation of the prayer by the graduates of East Liverpool High School in East Liverpool, Ohio. It was met by thunderous applause from the graduating class. A ban on the prayer was …


http://www.christianitydaily.com/articles/8143/20160527/east-liverpool-high-schools-graduating-class-responds-removal-lords-prayer.htmEast Liverpool High School’s Graduating Class Responds to the Removal of the Lord’s Prayer Tradition – Christianity Daily In Ohio, East Liverpool High School’s class of 2016 unanimously chose to stand up against a district’s decision to permanently take out the Lord’s Prayer from their graduation ceremony. The issue was brought up when a parent complained about the …




Cee Harmon is the founder of Elevate Christian Network and Elevate Your Potential Magazine. He enjoys helping people improve the quality of their lives - spirit, soul, and body.
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