(Birmingham News) Mississippi’s third largest school system has been hit with a $7,500 fine after a judge found the school violated a previous order by allowing a pastor to pray at an honors assembly.
Rankin County School District in Flowood, Mississippi was ordered to pay the fine by U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves, according to Christian Post. The judge ordered the fine after finding the school violated a 2013 settlement that prohibited the district from “proselytizing Christianity.”
In this case, the student complaint centered on a prayer said by a United Methodist minister before an assembly for pupils who had scored a 22 or above on their ACT college admissions test.
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