Families in the town of Enfield are waiting to hear whether this year’s high school graduation ceremonies will take place as planned at a local Christian Church. An attorney representing the town says the event should go forward. WNPR’s Diane Orson reports.
"And that’s right from a case called Doe. V. Elmbrook out of Wisconsin. The fact that a graduation is taking place in a church doesn’t render this a religious exercise. No one’s being forced to engage in any religious practices at all."
Although large crosses can be seen on the roof, the doorway and in the stained glass at the back of the stage, McCarthy says other religious symbols could be removed. The plaintiffs have asked for a temporary injunction to halt commencement plans.
For WNPR, I’m Diane Orson.