I agree with Charles C. Haynes in his column Prayer in school v. First Amendment (CDT, Tuesday) that the Supreme Court needs to draw a clear line on the issue of religious prayer and comments in school.
If not, more issues will come up and cause problems and will even hurt our First Amendment rights. I think the Supreme Court would gladly make a decision on the issue, but it has not had a case about the issue before it.
If students and guest speakers are not allowed to make religious prayers and comments, it would be a violation of the First Amendment, freedom of speech.
The schools are also not responsible for what the speakers and students say. And if parents do not like the prayers or harmless comments, they should take the child out of that school and put them in a private school. Public school is a chance for students to experience different experiences.
The line needs to be drawn now before its too late.