Why are atheists up in arms over fifth-grade graduation?

An atheist group has sued a South Carolina school district over one of its school’s fifth-grade graduation ceremonies.

Alliance Defending Freedom has filed a friend-of-the-court brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit that rebuts the claims of an atheist group that sued a South Carolina school district over one of its school’s fifth-grade graduation ceremonies and lost.

The brief supports student-initiated, student-led prayer at the ceremonies because it is clearly the students’ private speech, not the school’s. The brief also supports the school’s freedom to hold its ceremony at a chapel on the campus of North Greenville University because the venue provides much-needed accommodations and was not selected to promote religion…

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