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School Board’s Defiant Response to Judge’s Ruling That Prayers and Bible Readings Are ‘Unconstitutional’ Sparks Cheers — but Atheists Have a Stern Warning

School Board’s Defiant Response to Judge’s Ruling That Prayers and Bible Readings Are ‘Unconstitutional’ Sparks Cheers — but Atheists Have a Stern Warning

Billy Hawell  | The Blaze

A California school board has announced plans to appeal a judge’s ruling last month that its members have been illegally proselytizing by reportedly sharing prayers and Bible scriptures during meetings.

The decision by the Chino Valley Unified School board came after a Feb. 18 ruling from U.S. District Judge Jesus G. Bernal that found that “the resolution permitting religious prayer in board meetings, and the policy and custom of reciting prayers, Bible readings, and proseletyzing at board meetings, constitute unconstitutional government endorsements of religion in violation of plaintiffs’ first amendment rights.”

The case against the school board was brought by the Freedom From Religion Foundation, an atheist activist group, on behalf of 22 local residents who opposed these reported acts, the Christian Post reported.

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