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Group sues Missouri district over prayer sessions

A secular group has filed a lawsuit to stop teacher-sponsored school prayer sessions at a high school in Fayette, Mo. The Kansas City Star reports that the legal arm of the American Humanist Association contends that prayer sessions held at Fayette High School violated the First Amendment. According to the suit, a math teacher led the weekly Christian prayer sessions for several years in her classrooms after buses arrived in the morning and before classes began. The teacher left the district earlier this year, but the association believes the prayer sessions are continuing this year.

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