A Wisconsin-based legal group is pressuring four Mississippi public schools to end their annual tradition of holding “prayer walks” to mark the start of each new school year. The Freedom From Religion Foundation, which advocates for strict separation of church and state, sent a demand letter last week to Calhoun County School District Superintendent Mike Moore alleging that four schools in its district have violated the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment to the

United States Constitution. The letter, which was written by FFRF attorney Sam Grover, explains that Bruce High School, Calhoun City High School, Vardaman High School and Calhoun Academy had recently held prayer walks. According to the letter, the “prayer walks” were prayer events that were held on school property and organized, staffed and led by school officials. READ MORE