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January 21st, 2011
04:04 PM ET

Georgia county's graduations to be held in a church

The Cherokee County, Georgia school board in voted unanimously Thursday to continue holding graduations at a church, with more than 200 people showing up for the vote.

For the past several years, all of North Georgia's Cherokee County high schools have held their graduations at First Baptist Church in Woodstock, but recently, a Washington, D.C.-based group threatened to sue the school district on the basis of separation of church and state.

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Filed under: Church and state • Georgia • Teens

soundoff (250 Responses)
  1. Pacster

    I don't get why there is a discussion at all. If it is really the only location where such a ceremony is possible(which I doubt), then so be it.
    But why do people deny a religious aspect of this matter? I mean, would they still be fine if it was the house of a satan cult? Shouldn't matter to them either then, right? Some blood covered skulls on an altar and crosses upside down...would be fun for sure. 😉

    That an outside group interferes is just logical....cause who else should? Local parents? Them and their kids would be toast. Peer pressure for the win.....

    February 7, 2011 at 9:53 pm |
  2. Txmikka

    Can't pick and choose sides: John 17:16, John 6:15, John 18:36, Jas 4:4, John 5:19, John 14:30... From Babylon to Roman Empire...separation of Church & State is pretty clear;)

    January 25, 2011 at 3:09 pm |
    • Txmikka

      "I think everyone in this community took offense to an outside group coming in and trying to tell us what we should and shouldn't be doing," said parent Darleen Prem.–wow, if this is reponse. Like someone in "south" saying same thing about slavery!?! And I'm from the South!

      January 25, 2011 at 3:17 pm |
  3. MF

    It is NOT a religious ceremony! Give me a break. Is this group going to freak out because I have to vote in a synagogue?

    January 25, 2011 at 2:48 pm |
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