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Oklahoma, Arkansas come out strongly in defense of students’ right to pray in school
By Jonah Hicap | christiantoday.com
In Oklahoma, Attorney General Scott Pruitt said the ban on prayers at high school sporting events is too broad and the activity should be allowed.
Pruitt issued his legal opinion on the new policy of the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association (OSSAA) approved in June which reportedly prohibits the recitation of prayers at OSSAA events.
Slaughterville Republican Rep. Bobby Cleveland sought Pruitt’s opinion on the policy.
“You just can’t uniformly, arbitrarily say, ‘We are going to allow all speech except religious speech,’ and that is why it is overbroad,” Pruitt said, adding that banning religious speech violates the Constitution and students’ rights since the state allows open announcements in public forums.
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