An Indiana school district has discontinued all invocations during school programs following a complaint from a prominent professing atheist organization. Earlier this year, the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) sent a letter to the superintendent of Jennings County Schools to request that prayer be kept out of district-sponsored events. It advised that a complainant, who was not named, informed them that students had delivered prayer at

the 2014 and 2015 academic honors dinner, and that prayer is also a part of district graduation ceremonies. “It is unconstitutional for Jennings County Schools to schedule, approve or otherwise endorse prayers or other religious messages,” the letter read. “A prayer taking place at a ‘regularly scheduled school-sponsored function conducted on school property’ would lead an objective observer to perceive it as state endorsement of religion.” READ MORE