Conn. Schools Appeal Graduation Ruling

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Two Connecticut public schools will appeal a ruling that bans them from holding graduation ceremonies inside a church.

The American Center for Law and Justice will file the appeal on behalf of the Enfield school district.

The schools were banned from holding commencement services at the First Cathedral Church in Bloomfield.

"This notion that it would cause irreparable harm to two or three kids to just have to sit in a church for their graduation -- it's silly on its face," Peter Wolfgang, executive director of the Family Institute of Connecticut, told OneNewsNow.

"It's (also) very disconcerting," he continued. "We teach kids all the time that tolerance is a good thing, diversity is a good thing -- and now the same folks who are always pushing tolerance and diversity tell us it's only good as long as it doesn't involve churches, as long as it doesn't involve Christianity."

U.S. District Court Judge Janet Hall said using a church for graduation would be an unconstitutional endorsement of religion.

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