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Atheist teen who sued over school prayer banner to get $40,000 scholarship

An atheist blogger said this week that his online fundraiser has brought in more than $40,000 to support a scholarship fund for a girl in Rhode Island who sued over a public prayer display at her state-run school and won. The Cranston School Committee voted last week against an appeal…

Rhode Island school to consider appeal of prayer removal

CRANSTON, Rhode Island (Reuters) – A school committee geared up on Thursday for boisterous crowds expected at its meeting on a federal court order to remove a prayer banner that has hung for decades inside a local public school. The public hearing on whether to appeal the court ruling is…