Aug 14, 2009

Criminal charge over school a mealtime prayer

Educators face jail in Florida over a school prayer.

Students, teachers and local pastors are protesting over a court case involving a northern Florida school principal and an athletic director who are facing criminal charges and up to six months in jail over their offer of a mealtime prayer.

Principal Frank Lay and school athletic director Robert Freeman, will go on trial Sept. 17 at a federal district court in Pensacola for breaching the conditions of a lawsuit settlement reached last year with the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union).