LIVELINES: LEGAL CALLS

  The issue of prayer in schools continues to be a hot button issue after a decision last month from school superintendent Dr. Jim Scales that student led prayer was no longer allowed.
  This came on the heels of a complaint from a student to the Freedom From Religion organization.
  The school system attorney says the system's role is to remain "strictly neutral"... and to stay away from the appearance of endorsing a religion or religious activity.
   Attorney Gary Starnes was our guest. He said the school system made the right move from a legal perspective. He also said opponents can fight this ruling, but it could be very costly and lengthy.

GARY STARNES
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