beliefs. The school argued her case and said the prayer was no more
than a traditional blessing and no more an
establishment of religion than the pledge of allegiance. Federal court judges will be issuing an
opinion tomorrow stating whether or not to exclude the prayer from the ceremony.
Despite the tradition, a graduation ceremony should incorporate the input and say so of the entire audience. If an event taking place in the occasion is going to be
in any way offensive to the people then why take
part in it in the first place? The school should understand other
individuals' viewpoint and religious stance and
not try to contest to it because its tradition,
but by respecting the culture or religion of
others and compromising and coming to a solution that is appropriate for all religions.
A simple solution to this religious controversial issue would be to understand where each party stands with what their views are and why they are strong to stick to them. The student feels it is violation of her religious rights and the school says its tradition and is no more establishment of religion than the pledge of allegiance. A happy "meet in the middle" scenario could perhaps include a blessing at the ceremony, however not from a religious speaker.
The blessing could be given by a representative by choice and the school would still hold their tradition and the student would ultimately not be offended by the event.
In due course... [continues]
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