When Graduation Speeches Become Graduation Prayers

When Graduation Speeches Become Graduation Prayers

Written by Don Byrd By now, you have probably seen or heard about video of the ripped-up graduation speech in South Carolina. There, a student speaker defied the rules and led a prayer instead of giving his approved remarks. I’ve already reached my yearly quota...
Myrtle Beach Changes Prayer Policy

Myrtle Beach Changes Prayer Policy

Written by Don Byrd The City of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina will no longer begin its meetings with a clergy-led, sectarian prayer. To avoid the appearance of religious endorsement, the Council will now open with an inclusive, non-sectarian invocation....
ACLU of South Carolina Warns of School Prayer

ACLU of South Carolina Warns of School Prayer

Written by Don Byrd The ACLU of South Carolina is taking on the issue of school-based prayer and promotion of religion, which it suggests is a big problem across the state. In a letter to school administrators, the civil rights advocate urges students, teachers,...