ACLU Sues to Stop Graduation at Conn. Church

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A Connecticut school district is being sued for allowing two high school graduation ceremonies to be held at a church.

Enfield Public Schools voted to hold June commencement at a local megachurch because of its size and low cost.

Two students said the decision "coerces students and parents to receive the overwhelming religious message" of the church.

The American Civil Liberties Union and Americans United for Separation of Church and State filed the lawsuit May 5, on behalf of the unidentified students and their parents.

They claim the teens don't "subscribe" to Christianity and would be "uncomfortable attending graduation in the cathedral's religious environment."

School board attorney Vincent McCarthy said the church was willing to cover up any religious banners in the sanctuary. But the complaint claimed that nearly every aspect of the church's architecture "has religious significance."

Dr. Carlos Campo, President-Elect of Regent University appeared on the CBN Newschannel's Morning program to talk more about the issue. Click play for his comments.

The American Center for Law and Justice is representing the school district in court. CBN News spoke with ACLJ senior council Shannon Demos about the case. Click here for her comments.

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