Illinois state law allows for a moment of silence each morning in school to allow students to “reflect”.
In October of 2007 an atheist (on behalf of his minor daughter) filed a law suite against the state of Illinois alleging that this moment of silence is akin to state supported religion.
I can only assume that during this moment of silence this atheist student has been reflecting on what other students are reflecting on. It is not enough that students are silent and unruly for this brief period of time. Apparently all this silence has caused this atheist student a great deal of consternation.
So now we have The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Aliance Defense Fund filing papers as friends of the court. Each of course on opposite ends of the “friendship table”. (a term completely made up by me)
You can click on the link below and follow your way to the actual law suite.
Personally, I think it a very sad day in our country when not only the First Amendment under attack but even being quiet about what you are thinking is equally under attack!
“The law provides students a brief period of time to reflect on whatever they choose, whether through prayer, silent reflection, or some other silent method.”