Houston school employees won’t mention religion at graduations | Education | Macon.com

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Houston school employees won’t mention religion at graduations | Education | Macon.com

WARNER ROBINS — No prayers, hymns or religious references will come from Houston County school system employees at upcoming graduation ceremonies, but it doesn’t mean the events will be God-free zones.

In the wake of litigation threats over religious content in last year’s graduations, Superintendent Robin Hines said the law is clear that school employees cannot inject religion into the ceremonies, but what others may choose to do is up to them. Graduation is May 24-25.

“If the valedictorians want to thank their parents, grandparents and God, that’s freedom of speech,” Hines said. “We can’t stop that. As long as it’s not lewd, they can say whatever they want.”

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