Back To Prayer?: California Officials Sponsor Religious Event To Kick Off School Year

Simon Brown

As public school students head back to class this week in a number of districts nationwide, the Religious Right and its allies wasted no time stirring up trouble with a back-to-school prayer stunt in California.  

Yesterday in Bakersfield, around 100 people showed up for an event sponsored by state and local politicians to offer prayers for the coming school year, which started today. It was held at the Liberty Bell (a replica of the original), which sits outside the Kern County Building. Read more

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