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Wickenburg Christian Academy students removed from U.S. Supreme Court steps for praying

July 29, 2010
Maureen Rigo
6/16/2010

Ten students, one teacher, and three parents from Wickenburg Christian Academy (WCA) were recently asked to leave the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court because they were standing in a circle, heads bowed, praying. What has happened to our nation?

During the week of May 3-7, WCA students and parents traveled to Washington, D.C. on a Christian Discoveries study tour. Wednesday, May 5, was Capitol Hill Day for the group from Wickenburg, Ariz.. First stop was the front steps of the Supreme Court. After taking a few pictures the group gathered off to the left at the top of the bottom level of steps to pray.

Immediately the guard posted there ran down the steps and asked the group to go somewhere else to pray. He tapped Mrs. Rigo, lead teacher for WCA, on the shoulder and said, “Ma’am, I’m not going to tell you that you can’t pray, but you can’t do it here. Please go somewhere else.” She asked, “Since when?” The answer, “This week.” So the group moved to the street level and prayed on the sidewalk instead.

And now… the rest of the story. …..

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