Missouri Principal Angers Atheist Bloggers by Talking God and Prayer at High School Grad Ceremony

LEBANON, Mo. – A Missouri principal has found a way to talk about God and prayer during high school graduation ceremony without running afoul of the (oft-misunderstood) separation of church and state rule.

During his greeting speech to students and the audience, Lebanon High School Principal Kevin Lowery offered a brief history lesson about the Almighty’s role in the American story and followed it with a moment of silence.

Here’s what Lowery told the graduates, according to a video of his speech that’s been posted on YouTube:


“ … I’d like to remind our graduates that our nation’s motto is, in fact, ‘In God We Trust.’ If you’re ever in doubt, just take a quick look at our nation’s currency and you’ll find out for yourself.


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