Kindergartner says she was stopped from prayer over lunch


(MCT) — A Florida 5-year-old who said she was stopped from praying over her school lunch has become a cause for a Texas-based religious liberty law firm.

Marcos Perez posted a video last week on YouTube showing his daughter, a kindergartner at Carillion Elementary in Oviedo, Fla., saying she was confronted when she bowed her head to pray at lunch.

“The lunch teacher said, ‘You’re not allowed to pray,’” said the girl, whose name has not been released by the family. “I said, ‘It’s good to pray. She said, ‘It’s not good.’”

The family said the incident happened during the week of March 10. Seminole County Public Schools officials say the principal, Analynn Jones, spoke to staff that could have been in the cafeteria at the time and could not find any evidence the incident occurred.

 

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